Death to the Rule of Law! March 10, 2016Posted by Summerspeaker in Anarchism, Anti-imperialism.
Tags: deportation, immigration, Obama
President Barack Obama back in 2013 neatly illustrated the absurdity of law and democracy, regardless of whether executive branch technically has the power to stop deportations. (I’m guessing Obama could get away to halting deportations, but that’s not the point here. I want to engage Obama’s logic on its own terms.) Obama claimed folks should work through the system to end kidnapping, caging, and forced relocation. Unacceptable horrors happening daily because of the law? Better start lobbying to change it! We can’t break the law; the law’s sacred. It’s utterly asinine, bringing to mind President Francisco Madero’s cautious approach to so-called land reform and promotion of prudence during the Mexican Revolution. Starving? Sorry, we got to follow the law! Death to the law.
I’m mildly encouraged that both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders disavow the Obama administration’s immigration policy, but of course both of them still want militarized borders and the deportation of “criminal” immigrants currently living in the United States, assuming they’ll even stick to what they’re saying now. Law ain’t a way of the out of oppression. While typically better than despotism, democracy and the rule of law can go straight to hell.