April 07, 2006

"A Man's Got to Know His Limitations" -- Harry Callahan

You know, big guy, you might be surprised to find out just how many people are perfectly comfortable with your ass sitting in a jail cell:

Mayor Gavin Newsom said Thursday that The City will not comply with any federal legislation that criminalizes efforts to help illegal immigrants.

Oh, and as a convicted felon you lose the right to vote as well. So, bring your friends! Most cities would probably function better without their current political leaders. Rest assured that your's is no different, Mr. Mayor.

FWIW, I'm on the record as favoring increased immigration, as long as it is controlled and the imigrants are on a path that leads towards citizenship and assimilation. And spare me the accusations levelled by La Raza, etc., unless you can convincingly argue that my own citizenship isn't already pretty tightly controlled by the federal, state, and local governments that claim jursidiction over my money, property, children's education, and any number of other inalienable (no pun intended) rights that apparently no amount of clarity and simple, straightforward language already in the U.S. Constitution can actually guarantee.

It's the old problem I go on about from time to time of disconnects between authority and responsibility that cause most of the problems on this issue, and I'm too busy to rehash that again now.

Posted by Charles Austin at April 7, 2006 03:31 PM