Nothing Wrong with Lawbreaking Lawyers
The California Supreme court has officially lost its mind. They by a unanimous decision granted an illegal immigrant of more that twenty years, Sergio Garcia the right to practice law. Lets say that again. A person breaking the law is allowed to practice law. Lawyers are officers of the court. They swear an oath to uphold the law and hold themselves to a higher standard than other people. Lawyers can and are disbarred for breaches of the law and ethical conduct. The California Supreme court apparently thinks all this is bunk. They have officially gone on record stating that it does not matter that lawyers break the law.
Some have likened this as the epitome of the American dream and Mr Garcia a role model. Neither could be further from the truth. It would be equally fair to say that a person with two cars, two motorcycles, a mansion with one hundred acres of land bought with drug money is also the epitome of the American dream. Mr. Garcia is not a role model. He has to swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States. He conspicuously and with all contempt ignored the laws of this land. How can we intrust him to uphold the laws when he feels the right to pick an choose what laws he should follow? This ruling is utterly ridiculous and should be overturned. This is going to open the door for other jobs like teaching.
What makes this whole issue absurd is that people who are citizens here cannot get some of these jobs because they, for reasons of conscience, do not wish to participate in the selective service system. One might argue that these people are also braking the law but at least they are citizens and citizens should have more rights than non-citizens. Furthermore, in this day and age of non-discrimination on the basis of gender, the selective service system is unconstitutional and illegal by nature, but that is an issue for another day.
The bottom line is that a person swearing an oath to that which he is braking is not only a hypocrite but guilty of perjury.