OK, redneck has been silent long enough.
I absolutely support Governor Bentley in this. It's a necessary law that has been a long time coming. Illegal immigrants are draining the economy of
the region and hurting those of us who have lived and worked here all our lives. Apparently, while I made perhaps the biggest mistake of my life
voting for Obama, I did some good as well by voting for Bentley.
This article is from the Daily News, and is either a hysterical blog or deliberately misleading. In the first place, and I quote from the
And before people get on the illegal immigrant rant, YOU can also be denied water as a US citizen:
And American citizens who have recently moved to the state may be forced into a race against time to gain state documentation or face having their
taps switched off by the Alabama Water Works. Read more:
If someone had bothered to read the actual text of HR56
would see that identification can be any of the following (this is copied from the text of HR56, but formatted for this post):
- A valid,
unexpired Alabama driver’s license.
- A valid, unexpired Alabama nondriver identification card.
- A valid tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification bearing a photograph or other biometric identifier.
- Any valid United States federal or state government issued identification document bearing a photograph or other biometric identifier, if issued by
an entity that requires proof of lawful presence in the United States before issuance.
- A foreign passport with an unexpired United States Visa and a corresponding stamp or notation by the United States Department of Homeland Security
indicating the bearer’s admission to the United States.
- A foreign passport issued by a visa waiver country with the corresponding entry stamp and unexpired duration of stay annotation or an I-94W form by
the United States Department of Homeland Security indicating the bearer’s admission to the United States.
That means the concern expressed
over US citizens from out of state is completely unfounded.
The worry over police snatching people up on the streets and deporting them wholesale is also unfounded:
(10) LAWFUL PRESENCE or LAWFULLY PRESENT.
A person shall be regarded as an alien unlawfully present in the United States only if the person’s unlawful immigration status has been verified by
the federal government pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1373(c). No officer of this state or any political subdivision of this state shall attempt to
independently make a final determination of an alien’s immigration status.
And of course, the very TITLE
of this thread is incorrect as well, and a wild assumption from the Daily Mail... nowhere in the text of HR56 is
it stated that illegal immigrants (or anyone else for that matter) is prohibited from having water... they are only prohibited from buying it from
municipal water supplies. I have water, and I don't buy it from the recycled waste peddlers... I have a well. So those who agree with the Daily Mail
in this thread are obviously saying they believe illegals to deserve something that all Americans do not have.
Also, what's all this talk about rights to water? Really? No one is talking about draining a water supply; the only concern is that municipal
cannot set up accounts for illegal immigrants. They can have all the water they want... but they'll have to get it without
government help. No one has the right to the services of another; that is slavery. Saying someone has a right to water supplied by another is akin to
saying someone has the right to come up and use the gas in your car just because they exist. It is akin to saying anyone has the right to come into
your home and eat your food anytime they want. It is saying furthermore that if you run out of food and they are still hungry, they can demand you
supply more food.
Think about this... how many Alabamians right now are struggling to pay their water bill due to the economy? Would you support their 'right' to stop
paying their bill and yet still continue to get water? Really? Stop paying your water bill and see how long that lasts. A right means you cannot be
denied access for any reason
, and that does not apply to the public water supply, nor to the public electrical supply, nor to public natural
gas supplies... it doesn't apply to any commodity.
The jobs are coming back here... and right now, after being unemployed/underemployed for over two years, that's my concern. I have plenty of sympathy
for others, but not when the actions of others are causing misery to honest people.
Robert Bentley for President 2016!