Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008 | I just read about civil rights attorneys challenging driver’s license checkpoints in Escondido. They say these are targeting immigrants; the police say they’re trying to reduce the number of hit-and-run-accidents in Escondido.

Have we become so paralyzed by trying to be politically correct in America to the extent that we do not enforce our laws because we might inflame someone’s or some group’s feelings? Do we have a higher calling to enforce our laws because they were created and passed to protect our property and health?

Or is this indicative of a larger movement, that we place political correctness above enforcing our laws? We need to make that decision and either become united in our efforts to enforce laws regardless of who they’ll make angry, or repeal them as unenforceable. When I think about our laws, I realize they were enacted for a reason, to protect one’s health and property. Should feelings occupy a higher classification than that?

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