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Bloviating Zeppelin: TODAY'S HERO: Not Waiting For The Fed To Do The Right Thing

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

TODAY'S HERO: Not Waiting For The Fed To Do The Right Thing

One mayor in the United States appears to have stepped up in order to do the right thing with regard to illegal immigration destroying his small town.
Unlike border state areas whose bureaucracies seem to think they must stand immobile and simply "take it on the chin," the mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania has decided to unleash his city's forces not only on illegal immigrants themselves, but the businesses employing them -- a measure logical to most but unthinkable to the business world or the GOP in general.
Barletta said he had to act after two illegal immigrants from the Dominican Republic were charged last month with shooting and killing a man. Other recent incidents involving illegal immigrants have rattled this former coal town 80 miles northwest of Philadelphia, including the arrest of a 14-year-old boy for firing a gun at a playground.

"This is crazy," said Barletta, who took office in 2000. "People are afraid to walk the streets. There's going to be law and order back in Hazleton and I'm going to use every tool I possibly can."
"Using every tool I possibly can" includes measures that would revoke the business licenses of companies and businesses employing illegal immigrants; the imposition of $1,000 fines on landlords who rent to illegal immigrants; and making English the city's official language.
To me, these all sound like logical and rational choices -- so logical and rational, in fact, that Mayor Barletta is about to be the subject of a Fecalstorm the likes of which he's never encountered. He will frighten the Dems and the DEM because he has had the temerity to actually act, and he will frighten the GOP because he is acting whilst they are not and because he is calling for monetary sanctions on businesses.
President Bush call his packages and his approach to illegal immigration "comprehensive." Well, being comprehensive includes the taking of immediate action and cutting illegal immigrants off at one of the major sources: those who hire them.
Mayor Hazleton: bravo! You are most definitely "Today's Hero!"


Blogger Bushwack said...

Kudos to this guy. Now is he going to run for President on 08?

Tue Jun 20, 11:49:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...


I wish. I just think his actions haven't yet gotten into the mainstream media but, when they do, he'll be on the receiving end of the DEM shotgun; if so, I can only hope the Rushes and the Hannitys and the Medveds and the Hewitts come out and openly embrace him.

I get the sense that this boy is CORNERED and just can't take it any more.


Tue Jun 20, 12:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

Excellent, and he has the people behind him. Now if this could only start a trend amongst other mayors.... but wouldn't want to get my hopes up.

Tue Jun 20, 08:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Perhaps locally or in Pennsylvania there might be building a groundswell against this but I rather think not, if for no other reason than he is relatively distant from the southern border. I have yet to see this hit the major national media -- at this point. Perhaps he WILL start a trend.


Wed Jun 21, 06:33:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Internet Esquire said...

While this may not apply to you, the vast majority of people who complain about illegal immigrants are xenophobes who secretly harbor anti-immigrant and anti-minority sentiments. Xenophobes tend to conflate and demonize these three groups of people, and it seems pretty naive for someone to argue that the Hazleton ordinance will not be used to persecute United States citizens and legal residents who happen to be Latinos.

Wed Jul 19, 08:38:00 AM PDT  

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