At this moment (18 December at 1030 am) I listen to a reporter from Spanish-language network TeleMundo ask what defeat of the act means to students and parents who organized to get the act passed.
A mother angrily says, when Latinos (illegal aliens) get the vote, “the power will be in our hands”. This idea is the problem for us, citizens of the United States of America.
I say to Latino students: rejection of the act is the result of Democrat lawmakers attempting to grant unlimited amnesty to your parents and relatives who entered this country illegally. If the act were to focus on relief for students who involuntarily entered this country with their parents, citizens would more readily consider relief for these students.
However, the act serves as a means to override our immigration laws. We are a republic, a form of government that follows the rule of law. We are not a democracy, a form of government that rules by majority, otherwise known as mob rule.
A republican form of government differs from a democracy by several degrees. A republic protects the minority, whereas a democracy does not.
If you, in fact, love this country and wish to enjoy all the benefits of citizenship, then you will support the rule of law.