Defending illegal aliens must be a really difficult position to hold these days. After another massacre of innocent immigrants and natural-born citizens alike by an illegal alien, and the rape of an eight year old child by another illegal alien, following MS-13 attacks on schoolchildren committed by yet another illegal alien, finding a policy position opposing any state or local efforts to crack down on illegal aliens has to be really tough. Especially when all this happens within about a month. The evidence of a problem, one that can be tabulated by the number of graves dug and young lives shattered as a result of being sodomized with inanimate objects, is pretty hard to explain away.
I suppose that’s why resorting to hyperbolic screams of racism, “Jim Crow” and “Massive Resistance” comprise the vast majority of their angry rantings aimed directly at a community grieving the deaths of three innocent people. Ignore the evidence, just smear everyone who doesn’t casually dismiss murder and other violent crime as the price to be paid for “federalism” as a xenophobe, and stand on your high horse within your peaceful little rural community where it’s not your children who are getting sexually assaulted, and it’s not your seventy-seven year old grandmother who is getting attacked with a machete. Al Gore couldn’t possibly do it better, although he usually waits until the dead are actually buried before he attacks the survivors.
Not even a year ago something happened that might have jarred awake the atrophied logic synapses of those who might be amenable to observing reality rather than wandering around armed with little more than a superiority complex and a terrific set of blinders. An illegal alien was being given assistance by a Catholic charity organization after being ordered deported and who had racked up a pretty impressive record for driving while intoxicated in the meantime. One Sunday morning this very same illegal alien, once again driving drunk, crosses the median and slams head-on into a car taking nuns to Church. One of them is very seriously injured, and another one dies.
It might really cause someone of faith to wonder, at least for a moment, why God would allow such tragedy to happen and what we might learn about Him through this. It just might.
Apparently not for some who are so blinded by their conviction that everyone fed up with the effects of illegal immigration in their own community must inescapably be a racist thug who hates “brown” people. They already know everything. There’s no evidence that will soften their hardened hearts, no harrowing story of death and violence that will cause them to consider policy alternatives, no entirely avoidable tragedy that will shake them from their conviction that we should stay the course, no matter how many funerals we, but not they, have to attend. We see police rushing to the scene of yet another massacre. They watch their dog play in the yard.
When you’re a supervisor in some sleepy backwater county in Virginia where the murder rate is zero, and the sum total of all offenses including manslaughter, kidnapping, all sex offenses, robbery, stolen property, and prostitution are zero (or at least it was in 2007, when five of our eight murder victims died at the hand of an illegal alien), it is certainly understandable that you’d lack much perspective regarding violent crime, especially where illegal aliens are involved. Most folks recognize instances when they don’t have experience with a troubling issue, and try to learn what’s going on before they cast ignorant insults at people who just the previous day were holding candle light vigils for the dead and listening to their relatives talk about how they don’t want anyone else to die like their loved ones.
Mr. Kenney, insulting and belittling the survivors of this tragedy is beyond contemptible. You owe the residents of Manassas an apology.
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