HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!
Excuse me for starting off this post with a laugh.
But what else can one do as we watch the American left completely combust over the recent passage of the immigration enforcement law in Arizona. A law signed by Gov. Jan Brewer.
Many people have an opinion about the 10-page law. Roughly about 2,990 pages less than the so-called health care "reform" scam. The bill actually solidifies federal laws that are already on the books. No, it does not allow police and other government officials to look at an Hispanic person, ask for their papers, and if none are produced, take them on a one-way trip to the Mexican border.
But, that does not stop the American left.
Take the city council of Los Angeles. Please, take the whole blessed bunch of them! Yesterday, these paragons of leftist "morality" passed a law that bans official travel to Arizona. It also seeks ways to get out of contracts with Arizona-based companies. And bans new contracts with Arizona based companies. The hyperbole was rancid with the usual comparisons to Nazi Germany and the beginning of the interment camps that Japanese-Americans were herded into during World War II. Remember who was president at that time. Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt.
But this gem from a real intellectual, Councilmen Ed Reyes, will go down as one of the most insipid statements ever uttered by an elected official:
As an American, I cannot go to Arizona today without a passport. If I come across an officer who's having a bad day and feels that the picture on my ID is not me, I can be . . . deported, no questions asked. That is not American.
Now I do not know if Councilman Reyes had a little adult beverage. Or herbolic refreshment. He must have had something to make such a moronic statement.
No one needs to have a passport in the United States. All one needs is a state-form of identification. If one is stopped by law enforcement, under the Arizona law, if they suspect that the suspect is an illegal alien, they will be able to ask for another form of identification. If one does not produce it, then they are taken to jail. Eventually they would be handed over to the federal government for them to determine what to do with that suspected illegal alien. Again, Councilman Reyes, it is not an instant one-way trip to the border. No questions asked. Heather McDonald over at The Corner at National Review Online slaps down this insipidness rather easily.
But this meltdown is not just in Los Angeles. It really is in all the usual suspects of liberal "morality". You know, San Francisco, Berzerkly, Boulder, Colorado, and so on.
My worry is that my politically correct burg, Pasadena, California, will soon take their "stand" on this issue.
Really, these cities, especially Los Angeles, need to actually do some serious governance. Such as dealing with a direct cost of illegal immigration.
In Los Angeles, there is a huge budget deficit. There is actual talk of, layoffs, for city workers. Yet somehow, the city council of America's second largest city found time to cut it's nose to spite itself.
But not as unreal as the situation at Highland Park high school in Highland Park, Illionis.
There, the brave assistant school district superintendent, Suzan Hebson, told the girls basketball team that they will not travel to Arizona to participate in a basketball tournament that they were invited to long before this law came into being.
Miss Hebson gave a usual leftist song and dance about diversity and that because they provide an education for all within its district no matter immigration status.
And that is a reason why so many schools are in the dumper. And that is a whole other post.
One of the gal's father, Michael Evans, exposes the school and the district's hypocrisy. Read this:
"The school has sent children to China, they've sent children to South America, they've sent children to the Czech Republic, but somehow Arizona is more unsafe for them than those places. The beliefs and values of China are apparently aligned, since they approved that trip."
Nice shot, Mr. Evans.
But it is also worth reading the convoluted statement from the district superintendent, Dr. George Forenro.
Here is one part that is intriguing:
When our students travel, the school district is responsible, both legally and ethically, for their safety, security and liberty. We cannot commit at this time to playing at a venue where some of our students’ safety or liberty might be placed at risk because of state immigration law.
Yet it would not seem to bother Dr. Fornero that same students might have been harassed in, oh maybe Red China. Maybe some South American nation. No, only in Arizona. In the United States of America.
Only a libertard lefty like a Dr. Fornero can really think this way.
The problem is that these people are against the overwhelming majority of the American people. Poll after poll shows support for the law in Arizona. And it can not only be eeevvviiilll White Republicans. It runs the gamut. And that seems to not dawn on these people.
My friends, Arizona is a trail blazer in the on going immigration debate. The law they passed and the governor signed is designed to alleviate a serious problem in their state and assist a strapped federal government in gaining some modicum of control over the Southern border.
As I have noted, lets let the law take effect and see how it works in six months. Only then can we make the assessment as to whether or not it is something other states and or the federal government want to do.
Actually, Arizona is doing what the federal government should be doing.
And the left is in total meltdown.