Tuesday, January 17, 2006
NH is filled with white male blowhards....
Dozens of people, including many from out of state, packed Representatives Hall yesterday to testify on legislation that would give local authorities sweeping powers to limit illegal immigration.
"The point of this law is to get the local police into the game," said Rep. Andrew Renzullo, a Hudson Republican.
That says it all. Its a game for this local yahoos who wanna run around playing vigilante. Absolutely the wrong people to entrust with this duty.
Joan Molinara, a member of 9/11 Families for a Secure America, traveled from
"If one state has the courage to stand up and do something, then others will follow," she said.
The domino theory (The idea that brought us
If these bills were challenged, it would be very difficult to defend them against a constitutional challenge," she said.
Gov. John Lynch, a Democrat, said he's watching the debate, but he thinks immigration laws may be beyond the scope of the Legislature.
"I certainly don't think it's a big problem, but . . . I believe that the federal government has a responsibility to enforce the laws which are on the books," he said. "They need to step up and do that."
Gov. Two Sides... On two sides of every issue. DO you want know where Lynch stands on any issue? He is directly in the center and NOT YET taking a position. What courage, what vision… what leadership. If only his approval rating could single handedly make this a better state.
The ugly reality is that this is all about distracting, wedge issues, and flat out GOP racism. If we really wanted to do something about undocumented workers, we'd examine the failure of our trade policies.
I am all for legal immigration but witch hunts are not the answer. I really think trade compacts need more publicized scrutiny.
In any case, while we do have our share of blowhards and crackpot citizens, so does every other state. It's sometimes more visible here, though, because we have a very large legislature and a small population, and we also tend to favor large local boards and councils; the result being that we put an unusually high proportion of our blowhards in positions where they actully have a bully pulpit from which to do their blowing. And then, every four years, we invite the biggest blowhards from all the other states to join us for a few months.