During the last candidates debate between Jackson Miller and Jeanette Rishell, Ms. Rishell protested Jackson Miller’s characterization of Unity In The Community as an activist organization. She emphatically stated that what Unity In The Community does is not protest or advocate for or against policy, but “merely observes”. This was repeated by Ms. Rishell at least once.
Well this evening spokespersons for Unity In The Community did a little more than “merely observe”. Kathy Clark, president of Unity In The Community asked whether Manassas intended to build a wall to separate itself from Prince William County, advocated for the adoption of a statement by the Manassas City Council to declare Manassas a “hate free zone”, and wanted to make Manassas a city of “inclusion” for homosexuals and illegal aliens. That didn’t feel a whole lot like “observing” to me.
Dexter Fox, also a member of Unity In The Community told the council that they should not trust the Department of Homeland Security because of the manner in which it is detaining an palestinian terrorist, and told the council it shouldn’t enter into an agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. I think I trust Homeland Security a just a little more than an apologist for terrorists.
This is awfuly consistent with the behavior of these same individuals during the protests at Manassas City Hall last January where they spoke against zoning ordinances which would control overcrowding and coordinated a joint statement among other illegal immigration apologists. Far from observers, these are the wackiest of liberal activists who are eager to lobby government at every opportunity for such critical public policy issues as declarations of “hate free zones”. Yeah, this is “merely observing”.
Why would Jeanette Rishell blatantly lie about what this organization does? Would it be because she has had a leadership position in this organization in the past, and doesn’t want voters to know just how bizarre her policies were when she wan’t running for office?
I think so.
Unity In The Community with Mexicanos Sin Fronteras in January, 2006
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