…..And, we can’t count on the Republican Party! Speaking of the Republican Party (and Maryland Republican Delegate Pat McDonough), whatever happened to Maryland’s “Arizona Law?”
William Houston, obviously in an understandable fit of rage, wrote the following at ‘Youth for Western Civilization’ last week in response to the latest assault by a consortium of big business interests which have managed to kill (for now) any further immigration restrictions in Arizona. He admits that maybe he shouldn’t post his screed until he cooled down—but I am glad he did.
I’m so disgusted with politics right now that I really shouldn’t be writing this article.
Scales are falling from eyes across America this evening. According to the New York Times, the Arizona Senate has “soundly defeated” five new restrictionist immigration bills.
The rub: a group of 60 Arizona CEOs sent a letter to Sen. Russell Pearce opposing any new push for state based immigration reform in Arizona. They claimed that SB 1070 was “hurting” the image of the state and would “damage” the ailing economy – the economy which is not, you know, being damaged by drug smugglers, imported gang bangers, welfare parasites, illegal aliens and other types of “diversity” dropping thousands of anchor babies.
Two days later, the Republican controlled Arizona Senate, responding like slaves to the cracking whip of their corporate masters, shot down the entire restrictionist immigration package. Arizona Democrats, who always reliably represent the interests of their pro-amnesty constituents, voted as a united block against the bills.
“We finally stood up for what is right for the state of Arizona,” (Mexico) said Sen. Steve M. Gallardo (D-Phoenix).
Democrats succeeded in killing the restrictionist bills with the indispensable assistance of the usual cabal of pro-business, Wall Street Journal Republicans who engineered the Utah guest worker program (the so-called “Utah solution,” aka amnesty) and who have already killed Arizona-style immigration laws in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, New Hampshire, and Wyoming this year.
Who the hell cares what the Arizona majority has to say about illegal immigration? Rich people need their pools cleaned and their lawns mowed.*** As we can see here, elections and public opinion mean absolutely nothing in this country anymore.
And then this (gasp!) heresy! Good for you Mr. Houston!
Restrictionists will never get anywhere by working through the modern day successor of the Whig Party.
Read it all.
Houston’s post reminded me! So whatever happened to Maryland’s “Arizona bill?”
Last summer candidates for elected office in Maryland were harangued by Del. Pat McDonough to pledge to support his soon-to-be-introduced “Arizona bill” when the State Legislature began its work in January. As a matter of fact, McDonough used his “pledge” request against Brian Murphy in the gubernatorial primary saying that Murphy refused to sign it, while Bob Ehrlich had also not signed it. McDonough claimed that Ehrlich had sent a letter (we are still waiting to see it) saying he, in essence, supported the concept. Read all about it here.
I see here that there was no ‘Arizona bill’ introduced after all. I wonder if those same big business Republican interests that worked their magic in Arizona were busy in Maryland too?
If you know what happened to Maryland’s “Arizona bill,” let me know!
*** About those rich people Houston mentioned—the Center for Immigration Studies reported on a meeting in Washington earlier this year in which an open borders expert on immigration admitted this:
He [the expert] is also honest enough to acknowledge that it is not only employers who benefit from low-wage workers, it is also consumers generally, including, he said, to a white-collar, well-educated audience, “people like you.” He spoke of how international migration increased the supply of nannies and people who work in “the restaurants that you like.”
In that same meeting the admission was made that increased immigration numbers hurt black working men the most. No surprise there.