Should we respect the laws of this nation and expect everyone that comes here to uphold our laws? Yes.
I like leaving my home and counting on everyone to drive within the lines as they use the roads and freeways in my city. People follow the road rules because they know that those rules are enforced and violations are punished.
I like not having to build a high wall with glass on top of it to protect my home and to prevent people from throwing litter on my property. I don’t need the wall because the laws protecting my personal and real property are enforced and violations are punished.
I like being able to go to church and worship God. I can do this because the laws protecting my religious freedoms are protected.
These are just three things I enjoy. There are so many more. These freedoms exist because of the laws that protect my rights and punish those who would try to take those rights away.
What would happen if the laws were not enforced. I expect that many of us would see a decrease in our rights. More people would engage in activities that infringe on the rights of others. After all, by not enforcing the laws, we are motivating people to break the laws.
Eventually we are faced with chaos. A nation where people break the law. A nation where only those with strength and power have any rights. Surely this is not what we want. The very reason that people want to come to America is because of the life that this nation promises. But that way of life can only exist in a society where laws are respected and enforced.
So, let’s uphold the laws. Let’s support those who enforce them. Let’s protect the rights and freedoms that belong to every person that is legally in this country.