Thursday, November 16, 2006
The following quotes are from an article in USA Today
“The Nevada town of Pahrump is taking a stand not just against illegal immigrants but flags they may bring with them.”
“The elected town board in the remote Mojave Desert community voted 3-2 on Tuesday to enact an ordinance making it illegal to fly a foreign nation's flag by itself. “
“The law passed as part of a package of measures that also declared English the official language of Pahrump and denies town benefits to illegal immigrants.”
"We don't have any" benefits, town manager David Richards says. "If we ever have any, they'll be denied to illegal immigrants."
“Rasmussen said the ACLU would probably take legal action against the town.”
"People are nuts out there," she says. "Totally nuts."
In the absence of Federal enforcement of illegal immigration laws local cities are trying to do it themselves. Hazelton Pa. is another recent example. But the ACLU will destroy this grass roots movement. How? Aggressive law suits with massive numbers of lawyers that run up huge legal bills and a court system that allows them to collect those fees if the win. This is formidable intimidation to small cities with few legal resources. Most capitulate without a court fight. This is wrong.
Solution, congress needs to pass a law that allows states, counties and cities to pass their own laws with regard to illegal immigrants. They need to do that before Jan. It should be easy if there is the political will. It costs congress nothing. It is totally American; let the people decide their own fate. It will save the federals billions and allow them to pass the buck on dealing with illegals so that they can still pursue the Hispanic vote. It is not inflammatory, racist or partisan and is politically neutral.
Liberty or Death