Lou Dobbs is one of my favorite journalists, (along with Keith Olbermann) because he speaks the truth…the stories he covers are not the usual fare, but are at once indicative of how the mainstream media misses the most important stories–the ones that really matter. If i have to watch another 30 minute segment on Brittany Spears, i think I’m going to claw my own eyes out. When did some wayward pop star become newsworthy? How is the state of her psyche more important than the slew of other things going on that we, as citizens, need to know about?
To wit, Lou Dobbs shared a story the other night that i found patently absurd–if you read between the lines. The Danbury, Connecticut city council voted to seek partnership with U.S. immigration and customs enforcement, by way of being proactive in enforcing the Immigration laws (since, as you know, we have a president who doesn’t seem to care what happens state-side). The council met to put the final touches on their decision for enforcement, to include assigning officers specifically to deal with the immigration problem, and to alleviate the issues that have spiraled out of control. Though chastised soundly by a group of protesters, the council stuck to their guns.
Now here’s the kicker: The protesters? Illegal Immigrants. That’s right. They appeared to whine and offer their outrage that they were being mistreated by being expected to live here legally like the rest of us. It is beyond absurd that a bunch of illegal immigrants actually had the cheek to show up and complain about it!! Do they not understand that if they are not U.S. citizens, they don’t get to have the rights thereof? Apparently not. One even spoke at the council meeting, saying that the new measures could be likened to apartheid; another said that “the reason we are illegal, is not because we want to be illegal, this country is making us illegal.” In answer to this, council members pointed out that the immigration status of a person is only checked AFTER that person is arrested for something else. Robert Arconti, a Danbury city council member, read from the act to illustrate that the only ones who would be checked were, after all, CRIMINALS. The council stood their ground, and i was inspired by their resolve. The vote was 19 to 2 to retain the act.
Here’s something else shiny, you can squint at: The three buses of illegals who came to protest the local decision, were not even living in the Danbury area. They had no interest in the retention of the immigration act. It didn’t require a Mensa member to understand that this was obviously staged by those who want open borders and amnesty for illegals, and who protest against enforcement of our laws.
Dobbs called it “Specious nonsense” and “nothing more than an adjunct for the Mexican government.” He complimented the Danbury government for doing the right thing. And i CONCUR.