Past Features

June 5, 2012

How We Became a Lawless Nation
California Moves to Remove 187
Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol -- June 5, 2014   
    Twenty years ago the voters in California passed Proposition 187. Among other things, it was designed the challenge Plyler vs. Doe, the Supreme Court decision that held that public schools had to admit illegal aliens. I was deeply in involved in getting Prop. 187 on the ballot and passed by the voters. It was challenged in the courts. One federal judge found much of 187 unconstitutional. What happened then may mark the true beginning of the end of the rule of law in America.
    Instead of defending the statute in the courts as he was bound to do, Governor Gray Davis threw the issue into mediation. One expert said this act put "both constitutional law and mediation at risk."
    But Davis didn't stop there, he only invited one side of the issue into the mediation. When the one-sided mediators met, they decided to kill Proposition 187 because they didn't want it to reach the Supreme Court.
    But as we learn
ed, that wasn't enough.
    "... according to the Constitution of the State of California, if a law that has been passed by the people of has not been tested at the appellate level, it is the law of the State of California. That's why Proposition 187 is on the books today." (Bill Simon, candidate for California Governor)
    So Proposition187 has been the law in California all along. The problem is that it hasn't been enforced out of fear that it would again be challenged - and this time it might make it to the Supreme Court.
    With this truth lurking out there, the leftist California State Legislature is now moving to erase the language of Prop. 187 from the state's books.
    Recently Rep. Steve King warned that if we passed amnesty, "...we will not restore the rule of law within the lifetime of this republic."
    What Rep. King does not understand is that when the power structure illegally killed Proposition 187, they ended the rule of law in America, and it is unlikely that it will be restored.