Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Merritt Garland, unprepared and no thoughts about illegal immigration

Merritt Garland seems to be the only American who hasn't thought about whether or not entering the country illegally should remain a crime. And he's applying for the job as Attorney General--the chief cop! I'm just a retired librarian, and I've thought about it. I'll bet you have too.

“I haven’t thought about that question… uh… uh… I just haven’t thought about that question,” Garland replied cautiously. “I think the uh, the uh, president has, uh, made clear that we are a country of uh with borders and uh a concern about national security. Um, I don’t know of proposal to uh decriminalize, but um, still make it unlawful to uh, enter.”

Also, when in recent history has our current president ever said we are a country with borders that are important for national security? Wasn't that during the Bush years that he mentioned it?

The Department of Justice traces its beginning to the First Congress meeting in New York in 1789, at which time the Congress devoted itself to creating the infrastructure for operating the Federal Government. After meeting for several months the legislators passed a bill known as the Judiciary Act that provided for the organization and administration of the judicial branch of the new government, and included in that Act was a provision for appointment of “…a meet person, learned in the law, to act as attorney-general for the United States…” 

Although it would be nearly another century before Congress would create the Department of Justice, the establishment of the Attorney General position marks the true beginning of the Department. The Judiciary Act was passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington on September 24, 1789, making the Attorney General position the fourth in the order of creation by Congress of those positions that have come to be defined as Cabinet level positions.  

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