The Trump Travesty: We’ve Never Had A Perfect Justice System, But Immigrants Are Making It Worse
06/03/2024
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I’ve been disgusted by the American justice system for years. Even before the O.J. Simpson trial, I was hearing about how judges would treat friendly lawyers better than other lawyers. A lady I knew had a contract dispute in Annapolis, so she hired a lawyer from out of town upon recommendation from some others. It turned out that the judge and the other lawyers resented her for hiring counsel from outside the city and rigged the trial against her.

America has never had a perfect justice system, but it is only getting worse. Despite predicting to others that Trump would be convictedb y a Manhattan jury, I guess that I still held out hope that one juror would have an ounce of integrity to make it a hung jury, or, that they would convict on a few charges, but not all of them.

(I saw where JD Vance was arguing with Wolf Blitzer and Blitzer had the nerve to start off the conversation by claiming that Trump’s team selected the jury. No, they didn’t. They tried for a change of venue, but didn’t get one. The gall of that lie.)

It is no surprise that two of the people causing the most damage to the United States are immigrants. “Judge” Juan Merchan, a Colombian invader, and Alejandro Mayorkas, a Cuban invader. Import the Third World, become the Third World.

We are all poisoned by what we learn as children. When I was 10, my family moved to Paris, France. I spent three years in a French boarding school. When I was home from school, my parents sent us kids to French summer camp. My mother believed that complete submersion in a foreign language was the only way to learn it. When you learn French that way, you don’t just learn the language, you learn something of the culture too.

As I commented earlier in the article “Reflections On French, American (And Mexican) Patriotism On Bastille Day,” despite all that, I still felt myself to be an American. In fact, I never doubted it. So, a foreigner coming to the United States as an adult and spending a mere five years here while working with fellow immigrants, and listening to Univision when they get home, is not going to have the same feeling of patriotism that I feel when I hear the National Anthem or “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.” I love “La Marseillaise,” but don’t ask me to sing it.

Previously, James Kirkpatrick posted the following quotes in his article on St. Thomas Aquinas:

Commentary: Saint Thomas recognizes that there will be those who will want to stay and become citizens of the lands they visit. However, he sets as the first condition for acceptance a desire to integrate fully into what would today be considered the culture and life of the nation.

A second condition is that the granting of citizenship would not be immediate. The integration process takes time. People need to adapt themselves to the nation. He quotes the philosopher Aristotle as saying this process was once deemed to take two or three generations. Saint Thomas himself does not give a timeframe for this integration, but he does admit that it can take a long time.

Saint Thomas: “The reason for this was that if foreigners were allowed to meddle with the affairs of a nation as soon as they settled down in its midst, many dangers might occur, since the foreigners not yet having the common good firmly at heart might attempt something hurtful to the people.”

Two generations in order to feel American is closer to the reality.

Currently here in the US of A, we are letting foreigners meddle in our politics with predictable results. Is it a coincidence that the half-Egyptian Michael Edison Hatin’ feels so threatened by little ol’ VDARE holed up in small town West Virginia?

I blame much of this on America’s hero worship of immigrants. From school age, we are taught that we are a “Nation of Immigrants.” This is actually somewhat of a contradiction in terms. “Nation” refers to nativity, or birth.

1300, nacioun, ”a race of people, large group of people with common ancestry and language,” from Old French nacion ”birth, rank; descendants, relatives; country, homeland” (12c.) and directly from Latin nationem (nominative natio) ”birth, origin; breed, stock, kind, species; race of people, tribe,” literally ”that which has been born,” from natus, past participle of nasci ”be born” (Old Latin gnasci), from PIE root *gene- ”give birth, beget,” with derivatives referring to procreation and familial and tribal groups.[Etymology of nation by etymonline]

Immigrants are not born here. For that matter, don’t get me started on the joke that the 14th Amendment makes a Chinese birth tourist’s kid an American too.

It is amazing how many people believe that immigrants built the U.S. while at the same time they denigrate the pioneers and settlers for having stolen the Amerindians’ land. If we stole it, then doesn’t that mean that immigrants are receiving stolen property? By their own standards, they should give it back. You don’t get to keep a stolen car because the thief sold it to you.

People like Mayorkas and Merchan will continue to do damage to the Historic American Nation because they do not feel part of it. They are ingrates who believe that America is great merely because it wound up on a choice piece of land, not because of the deeds of its founding population. They would never call it the “Magic Dirt Theory,” but they subscribe to it.

As for the jury system itself, I remember hearing that in the wake of World War II, Communist party members sitting on juries would refuse to convict fellow Communists. I was told (but have not been able to verify) that the French took steps to reform juries after that.

Retired Federal Agent Andrew Morrison [Email him] is the author of East Into The Sunset: Memories of Patrolling in the Rio Grande Valley at the Turn of the Century

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