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More Dog and Pony Show on Illeguls

Seems like down at the levels below national leadership the troops of the right haven’t gotten the message yet.   The campaign is over, and enough voters went for it, time to drop the brouhaha about immigration before they have to do something real, even serious, about it.  There are lots of second generation potential voters they will lose, as well.

Kentucky voters went for a Senate candidate who opposed the 14th amendment because it exerted federal law against shop owners who didn’t like folks with dark hues, then denied he really meant it.   Now the local political animals want to animate that bunch in their own cause.   As an incentive to join in the hating, they’ve introduced a law that rivals Arizona recidivism in sending the police out to harrass people who don’t look like standard fare.

The bill, filed by Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, also creates criminal charges for smuggling illegal immigrants and “aiding and abetting” illegal immigrants.


“For example, seasoned law enforcement officials report that once they are forced to take on immigration enforcement, they believe immigrants, with whom they have established a degree of trust, will be afraid to report crime to them or help solve it,” Delahanty said.

The police are particularly overburdened since they’ve had their numbers cut by budgetary issues everywhere.   They don’t need to be recruited involuntarily into local hate groups.

Farmers Branch, TX, stretched its own budget gaps by the litigation it had to fight when it required rental agents to act as immigration enforcers.   Those unintended consequences of hate even extend to the social security system, since untold millions are paid in which cannot be claimed by workers who lack  proper documentation.

That hate drive got out the voters, time for the lower tier politicians to join in letting it go, because it will cost them.  At the national level, they’re on to a big ticket item, Big Oil’s favorite ‘jobkilling’ environmental protections.  By fouling the air the local office seekers can get much better returns than sending their constabulary after dark-colored folks.

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Ruth Calvo

Ruth Calvo

I've blogged at The Seminal for about two years, was at cabdrollery for around three. I live in N.TX., worked for Sen.Yarborough of TX after graduation from Wellesley, went on to receive award in playwriting, served on MD Arts Council after award, then managed a few campaigns in MD and served as assistant to a member of the MD House for several years, have worked in legal offices and written for magazines, now am retired but addicted to politics, and join gladly in promoting liberals and liberal policies.