Being a staunch Pihladelphia Eagles fan it’s hard to root for anything from Texas. However, I am inredibly proud of the folks down in Farmers Branch, Texas. They recently voted for what some would call a “hard line anti immigration stance”, I’d call it good common American sense.
Anti-Illegal-Immigrant Law OK’d in Texas
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas — Voters in this Dallas suburb became the first in the nation Saturday to prohibit landlords from renting to most illegal immigrants.
The ban was approved by a vote of 68 percent to 32 percent in final, unofficial returns.
That’s a 2-1 margin of victory right there. Something that the politicians in this country really need to pay attention to. You want to talk about “mandates”, a margin of victory like that is a mandate.
“It says especially to Congress that we’re tired of the out-of-control illegal immigration problem. That if Congress doesn’t do something about it, cities will,” said Tim O’Hare, a City Council member who was the ordinance’s lead proponent.
Now it’s a shame that the cities and towns in this country need to step up. However, when you think about it, that’s how it should be. When the Fed or State government can’t be bothered with dealing with a problem the localities need to step to the plate and take care of it. We currently have elected officials that are derelict in their duties to the people, thank god we have guys like O’Hare and Barletta (Mayor of Hazelton, PA) that are willing to stand up to the challenge. They don’t think they are doing anything heroic, to them they are simply doing the jobs they were elected to do.
There are forces on the secular progressive left who are gathering against Mayor’s like these. Look at what forces gathered against Barletta in Hazelton:
“Hazleton is the first of these. It’s not the last. And we’re gonna fight them everywhere where they’re enacted,” vows Lucas Guttentag of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Guttentag is one of 24 lawyers from three civil rights groups, five private law firms, and three charitable organizations and businesses that have filed suit in Scranton asking the federal courts to have the law overturned.
Farmers Branch has it’s detractors also:
The city was already facing four lawsuits brought by civil rights groups, residents, property owners and businesses who contend the ordinance discriminates and that it places landlords in the precarious position of acting as federal immigration officers.
Now there is an old saying that you can tell the quality of a man by whom his enemies are. If that’s true then truly Barletta and O’Hare are good men since the ACLU is campaigning against them! These aren’t the only localities that are trying to fill the void left by the States and the Feds absence.
Around the country, more than 90 local governments have proposed, passed or rejected laws prohibiting landlords from leasing to illegal immigrants, penalizing businesses that employ them or training police to enforce immigration laws.
The leaders in these local governments are the true vanguard here. They need our support against those on the secular progressive left who want to flood our country. Bear in mind, I have nothing against legal immigrants, my grandparents came here legally, learned the language, got jobs, and raised families here. However, what we currently have is a domino type problem. Follow along here:
- Â Secular progressives campaign for open borders.
- People come here, don’t learn the language and are impeded in truly living the American dream because of it.
- Secular progressives then campaign that they don’t need to learn the language.
- Illegals are forced to take whatever jobs they can to support their families. These jobs come without health care or even OSHA type levels of protection.
- Little or no tax revenue comes from these people nor from the businesses that hire them.
- Illegals flood the health care system driving the costs up for those with insurance.
- Insurance companies and hospitals raise the prices every year simply to try and keep pace and try to recoup the lost revenue.
- Schools spend more and more money trying to teach english to the students of illegals. No tax revenue comes from those parents. Once again legal citizens absorb the cost. In this case it’s home owners in most states that pay the school taxes.
- Schools either cut the language services or face lawsuits from the secular progressive movement and are forced to provide services.
- Education services either get cut or local taxes that can only be applied to legal citizens get raised.
- The schools produce stupider kids that expect bad education for their kids because that’s what they got.
- The stupid graduates then fall for more stupid secular progressive movements.
It’s a never ending cycle, or at least it would be except that there are some local politicians that are trying to stop the bleeding wound that is our illegal immigration issue.