Mr. and Mrs. Smith were thrilled when they purchased their new home in a very desirable neighborhood in an equally desirable state. Their subdivision was gated and governed by a homeowners’ association charter that promised peaceful enjoyment of their property for as long as they lived there. The couple could not have been happier, and for years they faithfully and joyfully paid dues to the association that guaranteed their continuing serenity and security.
Fifty-seven percent of the 25,000 legal residents of Fremont, Nebraska, voted on June 21 to approve an ordinance aimed at identifying and eliminating the hiring of illegal aliens by local businesses and the renting of apartments to those living in the town without the proper immigration documents.
Apparently, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" isn't just a policy of the United States military. When it comes to enforcing federal immigration statutes, many cities in the United States have adopted the same attitude toward illegal aliens.
The Senate on July 21 blocked an attempt by a slate of Republicans to enervate the President’s lawsuit against Arizona’s new anti-illegal-immigration law by cutting off funds to the Justice Department that is prosecuting the suit.
John Stossel believes in free markets. The best result, in almost any situation, is individual liberty — government should stay out of the business of regulating human interactions. There is no doubt that in most cases we have far too much government and far too little freedom of choice. Does that apply to national borders as well? Are immigration laws another form of government regulation of free choices? Stossel is not sure.