"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

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Town of Hazelton, PA sets up Defense Fund and Site

I received a heads up recently from the Coalition Against Illegal Immigration to send a message of support to the mayor and city in general in it's fight to do what it can to control illegal immigration; I received an e-mail this morning from the city informing me that it had set up a defense fund, Small Town Defenders.

For more on the Hazelton story give "Pa. City Puts Illegal Immigrants on Notice," at The Uncooperative Blogger.

The e-mail from the city:

Dear Friend,

This is Mayor Lou Barletta from Hazleton, Pennsylvania. I'm still working to take back our streets, our neighborhood, and our community.

But now, there are those who are trying to stop us.
Several groups have come forward to say Hazleton doesn't have the right to protect itself.

They've said that suing Hazleton will prevent other elected officials across America from enacting similar laws in their own towns.

Some in those groups have also boasted they will take us to court and bankrupt the City of Hazleton, both to punish us for enacting this ordinance and to send a signal to other communities across the United States.

We're not going to be bullied.

That is why we created the City of Hazleton's Legal Defense Fund.
We believe our ordinance is legal. We believe it will stand up to judicial scrutiny. And we are willing to take the fight to save our city to the highest courts in America.

I am asking for your help once again.

Your contribution will help us win.

To help, send a check or money order to: City of Hazleton Legal Defense Fund, c/o Mayor Lou Barletta, City Hall, 40 N. Church St., Hazleton, PA 18201.

If you prefer to contribute via credit card, visit my website, www.smalltowndefenders.com, and follow the instructions.
Take a stand and join the fight for Hazleton.
Become a Small Town Defender.
Thank you for your continued support.


Louis J. Barletta
Mayor, City of Hazleton

Give the site a visit and if you're not broke like me, consider tossing a few bucks into the ring.

The Uncooperative Blogger posts on this too!

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**


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