Villaraigosa's Rebellion

So. Apparently Villaraigosa isn't happy with just letting employers get away with breaking the law in his city. Now he's actively pursuing a line of action that 100 years ago would have had him branded a traitor. Why is this you might ask? Well, put simply, Tony seems to think he has the authority to tell ICE how to run their operations and which criminal employers should not be targeted. Conveniently, these seem to be the "established, responsible employers" preforming work that supposedly requires them to use illegal aliens. I don't know. The last time I checked, it's not a responsible thing to hire known criminals to work for you. If the employers know they're breaking the law, that should be the end of that. Busted. Game over.

Instead, he only wants them to go after the ones who "exploit wage and hour laws". That's all well and good, but the last time I checked, the people covered by this are still criminals. It's still illegal to hire illegal aliens. That's why they're called ILLEGAL aliens. By all means, target these employers. But there's no sense in targeting ONLY these employers just because they happen to be scum too.

Tony needs to realize that the rule of law applies to everyone, including the illegals he's trying to protect. Harboring a criminal is in itself a criminal offense, and as far as I can see, he's harboring thousands upon thousands of them. If they hadn't broken the law to begin with, none of this would ever have become a problem for them. Apply for entry legally, get your green card ( or whatever they call it today ) and become a responsible, productive member of society. If Tony wants them to "come out of the shadows" then there's already an admission that they've all done something wrong.

So what's the solution here? Well, it's simple. Rather than lay down and take this crap, Chertoff should send his agents to arrest the mayor and put him on trial for harboring fugitives in violation of the law. Thousands of counts otta take care of the problems Los Angeles has as a result of him being mayor. And it just might send the appropriate message to all the other sanctuary city idiots out there.

For the curious:
"It is pointless to resist, my son." -- Darth Vader
"Resistance is futile." -- The Borg
"Mother's coming for me in the dragon ships. I don't like these itchy clothes, but I have to wear them or it frightens the fish." -- Thurindil

Well. I guess that's that then.

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Posted on Apr 11, 2008 1:08 am by Samson in: | 3 comment(s) [Closed]
Wow, it's just amazing what the political situation appears to be out there.. why don't you people elect someone at least remotely reasonably close to what y'all want for a change? :(

At least here we make our politicians lie and claim to support our views before we give them our votes. ;)

Then again, these days maybe this fellow was elected by the majority out there: the folks he's trying to protect.. when did we start to allow folks who weren't citizens of our country a political vote in how our country is run again?

Mayor Tony is mayor of Los Angeles. I don't live there and would never have voted for the man. But you can probably guess by his politics which segment of the population there did vote for him.

Hadn't I already implied who I thought must have voted for him rather clearly?

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