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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, August 22, 2005

REPOSITIONING HIMSELF

N. Mexico leader hits lax border security,The Washington Times
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said yesterday that he has not seen the Bush administration make progress on U.S.-Mexico border security and that is why he declared an emergency in four border counties this week.

Sure. Now he blasts the federal government for not showing "the commitment or the leadership to deal with border issues." He is also demanding that officials on the Mexican side bulldoze an abandoned town on the border that serves "as a staging area for illegal drugs and illegal aliens."

But John Fund points out,
Mr. Richardson sang a different tune in late 2003, when he showed up at a rally for the "Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride" and told them, "¡Viva la raza! . . . Thank you for coming to Santa Fe. Know that New Mexico is your home. We will protect you. You have rights here." Jaime Becerril, one of the organizers of the freedom ride, told the Santa Fe New Mexican that the participants favored a new amnesty program. He called immigration "a byproduct of colonialism and capitalism."

Further evidence of the governor's zigzag policy on immigration came in April when he vetoed a "No Fear" bill, which would have prohibited state and local law enforcement agencies from cooperating with federal authorities to detect or apprehend people based solely on immigration status. But then he quietly issued an executive order that had much the same effect. Earlier this year, he also signed legislation giving some illegal aliens the right to in-state tuition rates at public universities.

3 Comments:

  • Amazing, is it not, the way Dems can simply start saying something different from what they have said and/or done in the past and no one questions their sincerity? They will accept whatever is now being said even if it is contrary to traditional Democrat policy if they think it will help them regain power? This is only a taste of what we are in for as Hillary rhetorically morphs into whatever she and Bill conclude will now get her elected President.

    And, of course, what Bill Richardson is now saying is patently true, long overdue and urgently required so it also has our support as well. Democrats in office carrying out Republican policies, shades of Bill Clintons legacy quest. Now, we have Republicans in office largely carrying out Democrat domestic policies which we reluctantly accept in order to get the attendant foreign policy necessary for our survival.

    By Anonymous Anotmo, at 8:33 AM  

  • Boy. I could not have said it better.

    It is truly one of the things that just fries my ah... well... my ample backside. The first and foremost responsibility of the Feds should be protection of its citizenry.

    And they have been negligent in that area as any half-wit should be able to tell.

    But they would rather spend their time and their resources...oops...
    our resources, and get involved in matters that should be handled individually by the states at the state level.

    If the Dems can successfully (albeit disengenuously) tap into what I think is a huge number of Americans extremely frustrated with the lack of concern/effort/recognition of the border problem by our Fed gov't, they could make some significant progress in the next elections.

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 6:55 PM  

  • Oh yes! Worse, if they can tap in to that they WILL make significant progress in the nest elections.

    By Anonymous Anotmo, at 7:57 AM  

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