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Bloviating Zeppelin: First Step: In Oklahoma?

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.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

First Step: In Oklahoma?

A step has been taken.

This step, quite momentous in nature, was taken by a state I had least expected.


To wit:

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation described as the nation’s most sweeping attempt to deny jobs and public benefits to illegal immigrants was sent to Gov. Brad Henry’s desk Tuesday.

State lawmakers urged Henry to sign the measure into law after it was approved in a bipartisan 84-14 vote by the state House. The bill was approved 41-6 by the Senate last month.

“The people of Oklahoma are very strongly for this bill,” said House Speaker Lance Cargill, R-Harrah.

I find it amazing that there were a sufficient number of clear-thinking individuals in any government entity to even write a proposal such as this.

The legislation addresses the root cause of illegal immigration — exploitation of illegal immigrant labor, Mike Hethmon, general counsel of the Immigration Reform Law Institute in Washington, said. Among other things, the bill contains employment, labor law and civil rights provisions to protect citizens and legal immigrants who lose their jobs at companies that employ illegal immigrants to perform the same or similar work.

This could be categorized as something on the order of a "nice start." But wait, there's more:

Terrill said the measure would limit state driver’s licenses and identity cards to citizens and legal immigrants and would require state and local agencies to verify the citizenship and immigration status of applicants for state or local benefits.

“The land of opportunity is becoming the land of entitlement,” Rep. Rex Duncan, R-Sand Springs, said while debating for the bill.

The measure would not affect emergency medical and humanitarian services, such as visits to hospital emergency rooms and enrollment in public schools, that are required by federal law.

Terrill said the Federation of American Immigration Reform estimates that illegal immigrants costs state taxpayers up to $200 million a year in public benefits and other resources.

Anyone within the reach of my blog: I might heartily suggest you Dogpile various Oklahoma politicians and lend them your immediate and clear support on this issue.

Is the tide -- dare I posit? -- about to be reconsidered?

We need to make this a swell, a wave, a tsunami of movement.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to ruin this momentous occassion, but do you seriously see california presenting a bill like the one in Oklahoma? (as much as I agree it should)
And I'm not even American

Fri May 11, 11:56:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Oh, that'll never happen in Fornicalia. But I hold hope, perhaps, for some other RATIONAL states.


Sat May 12, 06:53:00 AM PDT  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Hell, I just want a fence. All the way around Texas.

Sat May 12, 10:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

I have always been one that is against this virtual wall concept and prefer the real thing across the entire border and then a bit more out to sea. Maybe we can finally start waking up to the fact that Transnationalism is aimed directly at our freedoms and liberty and stop making excuses to give it away... meanwhile, San Fran is pretty close to announcing open secession from the Union. They don't seem to remember what happened the last time something like that was tried... but the results were very un-PC so they probably just don't teach it...

Sat May 12, 03:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AJ: I'm thinking the State of Jefferson is looking better and better every day.


Sat May 12, 04:29:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Gayle said...

Farmer's Branch, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, is attempting to pass that same law there. It's the first town in Texas to do so. I'm enthusiastic, too CS. Things are beginning to look up a bit. As to what Californicate does, I'm past caring anymore, except when it comes to Hollyweird and all the liberal trash they grind out on a daily basis.

Sat May 12, 04:36:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Gayle said...

Please forgive me, BZ. I got confused as to whose blog I was on.

Sat May 12, 04:38:00 PM PDT  

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