Some elected officials in Maryland and Arlington are apparently so upset that Prince William County has decided to address the illegal alien issue that they’re working to increase voter turnout among our immigrant citizens in order to defeat Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart next Tuesday, according to an article in today’s Washington Post and another in the DC Examiner. If they think that they can depend on general voter apathy and increased turnout among that portion of the immigrant community that wants to coddle illegal aliens, and thus overturn the recently adopted legislation that seeks to restore the rule of law, they’re probably underestimating how this issue has motivated voters to engage more actively in the democratic process.
From the Post:
Maryland Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez (D-Montgomery County) said that Corey A. Stewart (R), chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and leader of the effort to approve a crackdown on illegal immigrants there, is taking unconstitutional actions.
“We have rights, and we have to defend them,” Gutierrez said.
As if Delegate Gutierrez can vote in Prince William County. Although the Washington Post misses this, the DC Examiner reveals not-unexpected revelation that Mexicans Without Borders is behind this effort:
But Mexicanos Sin Fronteras (Mexicans Without Borders) coordinator Ricardo Juarez presented the view of an immigrant community under attack, saying, “Part of our defense is entering government.”
So here we have someone who is almost certainly an illegal alien threatening Prince William County voters with the prospect that his organization is “entering” our local government. This is almost as bad as having an official arm of the Mexican Government come to Prince William County and start interjecting itself in our local politics. Are voters going to stand for this? Probably not.
Tuesday isn’t going to look something like this year’s 51st District convention, where it was hard to tell what country you were in. Turnout in Prince William is probably going to be pretty strong, and it’s going to be extremely difficult to swing this election in any measurable way, although it certainly seems that Mexicans Without Borders is going to try.
All it takes to guarantee this doesn’t happen is for you to get to the polls on Tuesday, and make sure everyone you know does as well. Also, if you can volunteer at the polls, contact a campaign in your area and offer to help out on election day. True democracy doesn’t happen unless the electorate shows up.
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