"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, April 28, 2006

Drive launched to limit services

"What we earn and what is used to fund services ought not be spent on anyone who broke the law to enter this country" - John Andrews, a former Republican Senate president.
From The Denver Post:

Proponents of an initiative to deny state services to undocumented immigrants launched a petition drive Thursday to get the measure on the ballot. Fred Elbel of Defend Colorado Now, which is backing the initiative, said the group has more than 1,000 volunteers to gather 100,000 signatures.

The initiative would prohibit undocumented immigrants from receiving state services and allow citizens to sue institutions they believe are serving undocumented immigrants. But does not affect federally mandated services such as K-12 education and emergency medical care.

Opponents argue undocumented immigrants already are ineligible for services such as food stamps, welfare and housing aid and that nearly 60 percent of them work and pay taxes.
Then what is the big deal if another layer is put in place? Likely the big deal is that the opposing statement isn't quite accurate.

Teresa Ogu's husband, a Nigerian immigrant, became a citizen after seven years of paperwork and thousands of dollars. She feels others should do the same.

"Other people have to respect the process, and we have to know who is here," she said.

Hmmm....that's unique

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