Monday, March 27, 2006

Voting with Their Feet

It was quite a sight.

Those who could tear themselves away from the NCAA Basketball Championships could see thousands (as many as 500,000 by police estimate in Los Angeles) of Hispanics marching in protest against HR 4437. What is HR 4437, you might ask?

Well, in a nutshell, HR 4437 - already passed by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives - says that whoever comes into this country illegally is guilty of committing a felony, and anyone who employs, harbors or aids such an illegal immigrant also commits a felony. For those of you without a legal background, a felony is any offense punishable by time in state prison (misdemeanors are generally punished by jail time).

Needless to say, this has many people very upset, and the 'base' of the Republican Party (who are still gnawing their entrails at the sight of a supposedly "free and democratic" Afghanistan trying a man for apostasy) are quite torn in two by this. First, the racist bunch, who don't want any more non-whites in America; and second, the business owners who emply these people because no American wants to work for what they're paying the illegals.

HR 4437 is being spearheaded by the odious Rep. Sensenbrenner, whom we have met before in these posts as the blithering, bloated buttmuncher who refused to hear any criticism of the Patriot Act last year. The other "person" behind this draconian little piece of crap is Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado.

Rep. Tancredo (who may be of Italian descent, but with a surname derived from the Gothic Tancred you never quite know) is an odious little racist who is on record as more than willing to let the GOP collapse rather than soften his position.

Meanwhile, the protesters march. Many of them are American citizens, and if they never had a reason to vote before, they certainly do now.

Ho, ho. Let the chips fall where they may, and we shall march on a road of bones.

I'll get the popcorn.


Blogger Missouri Mule said...

I'll get the peanuts!

9:49 AM EST  

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