Don't laugh at the title because, in the "liberal" coordinate system, it's true.
However, in the real world, it isn't. The blog of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, after linking to Duncan B. Black, quotes the following from a "Judiciary Committee source" about the REAL ID Act, which was today passed by the House:
Section 102 of the Immigration Bill that passed today provides that "notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall have authority to waive, and shall waive, all laws" he determines necessary to construct barriers and fences.
Consider what this means. Not only can the Secretary waive environmental, labor and laws concerning Native American rights in connection with the construction of the 17 mile fence near San Diego, but this allows him to waive all laws concerning the construction of any fence at any time!! This means the Administration can take property without compensation, engage in direct cash payoffs to themselves and their friends, hire child labor, violate the civil rights laws, and even murder people if they think it would help them construct a barrier fence somewhere, anywhere in America...
I left the following comment:
Wow. I had no idea that the DHS can now build fences anywhere at any time that they wish.
I'm sure we'll now see a whole plethora of fences being built, including mass murders being committed.
Could the opposition to this bill have anything to do with "liberals" supporting illegal immigration, some of them going as far as trying to get Mexico to meddle in our internal politics?
Gil Cedillo (sponsor of innumerable bills in California to give DLs to illegal aliens) said we should give DLs to illegal aliens because "they were here first." Do "liberals" agree with those sentiments? If so, perhaps they should reconsider their citizenship options.
In other words, this new law only applies to the San Diego fence. And, of
course, any cases of mass murder would probably get a little media attention, so I don't expect we'll be seeing mass murders to build fences in the near future.
Is the DCCC willing to stake their reputation on the word of Duncan B. Black or this unnamed source? Let's wait and see.
Politics · Thu, 02/10/2005 - 17:43 · Importance: 1