Emotion and Laws do not mix

As I was faxing this letter to my Representative, Scott Tipton (R-CO) I noticed where President Trump “tweeted” similar concerns.  Where does it end?

Laws twisted and turned by emotion have no place in a nation based on the rule of law.  Politics is emotions.  Laws are NOT!


Scott –

There’s a reason we make laws and attempt to live by those laws.  There also is a reason laws we make should be drafted and implemented to remove the effect emotion may have to deviate from the intent and purpose of the law.

A crime is an act defined to be, “…conduct perceived as threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people.”[1]  We have immigration laws to prevent “unapproved immigration.”

President Trump says we need to establish a “zero tolerance” policy regarding criminal entry into our nation.  Every form of media cries out what our brutal administration has done to unload inhumane chaos upon families criminally entering our nation.

Entering the US without authorized permission is a crime – committed knowingly and purposely.  One that does so, individually or with a family, is, without question, a criminal.  A crime has been committed, and the offense should not be treated as a social matter or a “civil” matter – as has been the emotionally driven rationale until recently.

Now, our emotionally driven Congresspeople are talking about building, with our tax dollars, facilities to house and keep criminal (see above) families together while the criminals’ visible status (by presence alone) as criminals is supposedly determined?

We should remember what makes our nation function – did someone say, “…we are a nation of laws.”?

I suggest we take a fraction of the money required to build, adapt, modify, create housing for this criminal (families – or faux families) and rent, lease, contract or purchase buses.  Those buses will be used to transport these criminals (along with their families – or faux families) to an immediate judicial hearing where their criminal status be promptly adjudicated (guilt by physical presence) and then be bussed back to the border for immediate deportation – families undivided, not separated, still together.

No chance of asylum request allowed with, or after, criminal entry.  When apprehended inside our borders without specific documented permission to be inside this nation – you are, by definition, a criminal (just by your presence) and subject to immediate deportation.  No Dreamers (an outright belly laugh in the face of our immigration laws) no chain migration without prior permission, no future application for legal immigration will be allowed.

When we decriminalize any unlawful entry into our nation, we make all immigration laws unenforceable. Congress needs to clean up their mess.  Emotion & Laws do not mix!  Call it immigration reform, or my favorite – comprehensive immigration reform.  I don’t care.  Secure the border and enforce action against criminals that refuse to respect our nation as we are expected to respect our laws.  It’s a mess.  That’s why we elected you to fix it!

We’re watching!

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_law


  1. Appreciate your comments, Bill.

    But, because the criminal immigration perpetrator is just “looking for a better life” – that emotionally outweighs any criminal act committed in the pursuit of that better life.

    I can see the court-appointed defense lawyer trying to use that one in the case of our bank robber. It is true (or at least in most cases) the bank robber is normally “looking for a better life” as well.

    Fortunately, I still think pure logic cannot be swayed by emotion. Unfortunately, simple logic has now become tainted by emotion to the point where simple logic no longer seems to apply to during emotionally driven thought and decision making processes.

    Just more reinforcement that laws and emotion should not, do not and cannot mix at any level – requirement, drafting, organizing, implementing or enforcing. Am I being hardcore? Maybe so, but it is logical (right Mr. Spock?)

    What is the end result of all this? Maybe the post by QB friend Steve Waters this morning (in case you weren’t on Steve’s distribution list) provides some insight:


    No need for additional commentary on my part.

    A few days ago Jack Minzey sent what was to be the final chapter in the long line of books and treatises which he had written. Jack passed away Sunday, 8 April 2018. Professionally, Jack was head of the Department of Education at Eastern Michigan University as well as a prolific author of numerous books, most of which were on the topic of Education and the Government role therein. This is the last of his works:

    Civil War

    How do civil wars happen?

    Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can’t settle the question through elections because they don’t even agree that elections are how you decide who’s in charge. That’s the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.

    The Mueller investigation is about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election. We all know that. But it’s not the first time they’ve done this. The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn’t really win. The Supreme Court gave him the election. There’s a pattern here.

    What do sure odds of the Democrats rejecting the next Republican president really mean? It means they don’t accept the results of any election that they don’t win. It means they don’t believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections.

    That’s a civil war.

    There’s no shooting. At least not unless you count the attempt to kill a bunch of Republicans at a charity baseball game practice. But the Democrats have rejected our system of government.

    This isn’t dissent. It’s not disagreement. You can hate the other party. You can think they’re the worst thing that ever happened to the country. But then you work harder to win the next election. When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don’t win, what you want is a dictatorship.

    Your very own dictatorship.

    The only legitimate exercise of power in this country, according to Democrats, is its own. Whenever Republicans exercise power, it’s inherently illegitimate. The Democrats lost Congress. They lost the White House. So what did they do? They began trying to run the country through Federal judges and bureaucrats. Every time that a Federal judge issues an order saying that the President of the United States can’t scratch his own back without his say so, that’s the civil war.

    Our system of government is based on the constitution, but that’s not the system that runs this country. The Democrat’s system is that any part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the country.

    If the Democrats are in the White House, then the president can do anything. And I mean anything. He can have his own amnesty for illegal aliens. He can fine you for not having health insurance. His power is unlimited. He’s a dictator.

    But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President can’t do anything. He isn’t even allowed to undo the illegal alien amnesty that his predecessor illegally invented. A Democrat in the White House has ‘discretion’ to completely decide every aspect of immigration policy. A Republican doesn’t even have the ‘discretion’ to reverse him. That’s how the game is played That’s how our country is run. Sad but true, although the left hasn’t yet won that particular fight.

    When a Democrat is in the White House, states aren’t even allowed to enforce immigration law. But when a Republican is in the White House, states can create their own immigration laws. Under Obama, a state wasn’t allowed to go to the bathroom without asking permission. But under Trump, Jerry Brown can go around saying that California is an independent republic and sign treaties with other countries.

    The Constitution has something to say about that.

    Whether it’s Federal or State, Executive, Legislative or Judiciary, the left moves power around to run the country. If it controls an institution, then that institution is suddenly the supreme power in the land. This is what I call a moving dictatorship.

    Donald Trump has caused the Shadow Government to come out of hiding: Professional government is a guild. Like medieval guilds. You can’t serve in if you’re not a member. If you haven’t been indoctrinated into its arcane rituals. If you aren’t in the club. And Trump isn’t in the club. He brought in a bunch of people who aren’t in the club with him.

    Now we’re seeing what the pros do when amateurs try to walk in on them. They spy on them, they investigate them and they send them to jail. They use the tools of power to bring them down.

    That’s not a free country.

    It’s not a free country when FBI agents who support Hillary take out an ‘insurance policy’ against Trump winning the election. It’s not a free country when Obama officials engage in massive unmasking of the opposition. It’s not a free country when the media responds to the other guy winning by trying to ban the conservative media that supported him from social media. It’s not a free country when all of the above collude together to overturn an election because the guy who wasn’t supposed to win did.

    Have no doubt, we’re in a civil war between conservative volunteer government and a leftist Democrat Professional Progressive Left Wing Government.


    Tom Howe

    • Bill Marvel on June 25, 2018 at 8:01 AM
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    I use the bank robber analogy:

    Robbing a bank is a wrongful and illegal act for which punishment is certain.

    This punishment occurs regardless of the incentive for the robbery. It makes no difference if the robber wanted to buy a Mercedes for himself, to give the money to a poor person or to donate it to charity. The wrongdoing is inherent in the intentional act, regardless of motivation.

    What we have today with illegal immigration is frequently that the robber not only goes unpunished but also gets to keep the stolen loot (being released in the U.S.)

    Bill Marvel

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