Representative Luis Gutierrez is a Democrat and an elected Representative from Illinois. He is a strong proponent of immigration reform.
On Saturday, in Los Angeles, Gutierrez told a crowd in Spanish, that he has assurances from President Obama to be generous and broad in stopping the deportation of “our people”.
He also said, “We need to raise our voices, make ourselves citizens, sign up to vote and punish those who speak ill and criminalize children who come to our border,".
These comments by the Representative creates questions. Who is “our people” to Rep. Gutierrez? Is he an American? Was he born here or did he become a citizen after immigrating here. If he came to this country, did he do so legally? Of course, one big question is how can a Representative of The United States advocate “punishing” Americans who have a differing opinion? Then there is also the question of who criminalized the children who come to our border?
When Gutierrez was elected to be a Representative in the United States House, he had to take an oath. The oath is as follows: “I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
Isn’t an illegal alien a foreign enemy? They are coming here illegally. Violating our laws as their first act in coming to this country.They aren’t just aliens, they are “ILLEGAL ALIENS”. By taking up their cause against our laws, doesn’t this make Gutierrez guilty of not supporting our Constitution?
Those against illegal immigration, of which I count myself as one, are now being threatened with punishment by a Representative of The United States. Yet, our Constitution says that we have the freedom of speech. Perhaps Representative Gutierrez ought to read at least the first amendment to the Constitution he gave an oath to support and defend.
If he really wants to blame someone for criminalizing those coming to the border illegally, not just children, but all that come here illegally, he ought to take a look at who wrote the laws that he seems so willing to be ignorant about and ignore. The laws were written by lawmakers. His predecessors. People that held seats in the House, Senate and a President that signed them. That’s how it’s done here in this country. As a Representative, he ought to know this.
So where did Gutierrez come from? Well, he was born in Lincoln Park, Illinois. He is an American citizen. So who is “our people” to him? He went to school in Illinois. His parents are from Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States and those born there since 1917 are considered United States citizens, but this doesn’t apply, even if it mattered, to Gutierrez because he was born in Illinois. Gutierrez didn’t even go to Puerto Rico for the first time until after his freshman year in high school and he didn’t even speak Spanish until he went there during his high school years.
He returned to Illinois and attended college at Northeastern Illinois. So, who exactly does he mean when he says “our people”?
It’s obvious to me that Gutierrez doesn’t have any respect for the laws. After all, he’s willing to reward people for not following our laws in coming here. He’s not in favor of enforcing the current law so why should we create a new law? If there is something he doesn’t like about the new law or if the law doesn’t give him enough of what he wants, will he still advocate for people to violate the law claiming that it’s a broken law that he helped to write?
When does giving an oath mean something to these elected officials? The definition of oath as intended for those supposedly holding the public trust is: a solemn usually formal calling upon God or a god to witness to the truth of what one says or to witness that one sincerely intends to do what one says a solemn attestation of the truth or inviolability of one's words and something (as a promise) corroborated.
Representative Gutierrez has clearly not intended to honor his oath. His word cannot be trusted. He wants to punish people that he represents for daring to have a different opinion from his and from those wishing to see the current law enforced. He’s on the verge of calling for insurrection or revolution. He’s putting other Americans at risk by telling “his people” to punish anyone that speaks against his position on an issue. Representative Gutierrez is not fit to be a Congressman in the United States of America.
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