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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Illegal = Criminal

illegal: not according to or authorized by law : unlawful, illicit

crime: an act or the commission of an act that is forbidden or the omission of a duty that is commanded by a public law and that makes the offender liable to punishment by that law

criminal: one who has committed a crime

In Hazleton Pennsylvania, the mayor has had enough of illegal aliens. A 14 year old illegal was arrested for firing a gun at a playground. Two illegals were charged with shooting and killing a 29 year old man.
Local residents are afraid in their own town. So Mayor Lou Barletta has introduced a measure that will revoke business licenses of employers of illegals, fine landlords who rent to illegals, and make English the official town language.

In 2000, the town had a 5% Hispanic population. Now, 6 years later, Hispanics make up 30 percent of the population. What percentage is illegal is not known, but the crime rate, especially in the drugs and gang related crimes has gone up. Hazleton is attractive because of its lower cost of living and inexpensive housing, plus the job opportunities in the plants, farms and factories in the area.

Already, immigrant reform advocates are crying discrimination. Flavia Jimenez, a National Council of La Raza policy analyst, is warning of a civil rights lawsuit.

Some of the remarks in the article are almost comical. One legal immigrant, who admits that his father came here illegally in the 1980s and received amnesty in 1986, accuses the mayor of abusing human rights. “He’s confusing illegal people with criminals.”

Hello? Let me repeat that.

He said, He’s confusing illegal people with criminals.”

Am I against Immigrants? No. I'm against Illegal Aliens.
We are becoming a nation that looks at the law like a smorgasboard. Pick and choose what laws you want to obey. Leave the rest for someone else. Being a “criminal” is all about perception, not reality. With attitudes like this, we're headed toward anarchy.

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At 9:41 AM, Blogger Timbo said...

Wow! You are exactly right! Wonder if it has anything to do with a certain ex-President who tried to change the definition of sex? If the President can adapt the language to make things he does right, when most people would call it wrong, then why can't the people do the same thing? And Hollywood and and the liberal left are trying to redefine marriage and even normal family life, sometimes it seems hopeless. What can we do? Trust in God, be aware and try to let people know? If so, are we going to slow down the descent or do we have a chance of turning this country around? And pray pray and pray some more. Whatever happens, nothing will change without God!

 

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