Laws ignored

Dear Editor:Until I read Bill Spetnagel's letter to the editor, I was not aware that Downey is now a sanctuary city. (Letters to the Editor, 3/12/10) I guess it's not too surprising, as the federal government, the state government and now our city government choose not to enforce the laws of our nation. Just stand by - the federal government will soon try to pass a law that will make millions of illegals legal citizens (or as they say "put them on the path to citizenship"). Just think, if our governments would declare that theft, breaking and entering, murder or any of our laws were declared inoperative or ignored, we wouldn't need a police force or jails. We are getting exceedingly weary of elected officials at all levels of government ignoring the laws that they themselves make and then break or won't enforce. Sometime ago, a lady at a City Council meeting made me and the Council aware of Article 3, Section 6 of the Constitution of the state of California which states that English is the official language of California and that the legislature may be sued if it isn't enforced. It's completely ignored. I would like the City Council to explain why they have taken this action or why they have chosen to ignore the law. I guess it's just easier to do so. - Betty Logan, Downey

********** Published: March 19, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 48