One local jurisdiction that has pretty much ducked the illegal alien overcrowding problem, leaving local legal residents with shockingly weak support, has been Fairfax County. The Washington Post shines some light on this issue this weekend, and while they don’t likely mean to, it’s pretty clear from the article that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has completely sold themselves out to the illegal alien apologists.
Fairfax BOCS Chairman Gerry Connolly seems content to ignore the problem
“Every neighborhood has a clear balance of harmony to it,” he said, “and I have some obligation to respect that harmony if I move there. But neighborhoods also have an obligation to expand that harmony to accommodate different cultures.”
That “balance of harmony” apparently includes cramming fourteen people into a single family residence, complete with construction vehicles and a dozen personal vehicles crowding the street. If a culture seems to think that celebrating occasions by firing extended bursts from automatic weapons into the air, I assume that Gerry Connolly is OK with that as well. How about sacred cows wandering the streets, or public floggings of those who violate the religious dictates? Now that Fairfax seems content to abet criminal behavior under the mantra of cultural sensitivity, it should be interesting to learn what the line actually is between what is acceptable criminal behavior and what is unacceptable criminal behavior.
Here’s a little of what some residents are facing in Fairfax:
[Gordon] said he has complained to county officials about an illegal boarding house of between eight and 10 men in his Falls Church neighborhood of Lakewood for more than a year and a half. Two trucks and as many as nine cars park in front. He said a Fairfax zoning inspector told him that the resident of the house on Birchwood Road probably has “lots of drinking buddies.”
When it comes to whose interests Gerry Connolly and the liberal members of the Fairfax Board of County Supervisors want to protect, I guess the citizens, who follow the law and are legally able to vote, are going to lose out to those noncitizens who break the law and cannot vote. There’s an opportunity here to demonstrate just how flawed a political strategy this is, if only local residents make sure elected officials who engage in this public malfeasance will be held to account next election.
Help Save Fairfax, anyone?
UPDATE: WMAL’s Chris Core talked about this on AM 630 this morning. Chris interviewed me during the second hour of the program, as well as Fairfax BOCS Chairman Gerry Connolly.
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