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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Just a bit more

June 19, 2011

After not blogging for a while, I seem to be back at it with a vengeance. Today's news was just too much to pass up. the Utah Republican Convention yesterday passed a resolution asking the legislature to repeal the "guest worker" bill which has not yet gone into effect. The proposal was opposed by the governor and the AG (and most likely the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, though their statement was open to different interpretations, of which there were plenty). I don't think everyone who voted for this resolution is uninformed or intolerant. But I do think that it is a sad commentary on those who so loudly protest "amnesty". The fact remains that migrant workers are an important part of our seasonal agricultural work force. Some states have had to impress prison inmates to pick crops, after their migrant workers were scared off by anti-immigrant laws. The question that seems most important to me is whether this emphasis on "protecting our borders" (from what?)is necessary to make us safer. That seems just silly to me; and I do hope that cooler heads will prevail. And for those who agree that the Repbulcialn Party has become the party of intolerance, we would welcome you to the Libertarian Party. www.lputah.org

And I just had to comment on the latest news of a Republican State Senator in Idaho who was arrested over the weekend for DUI; and for doing it in someone else's vehicle, which just happened to have the keys in it. Yes, I know that last week it was a Democrat who resigned in disgrace over the horrible crime of "sexting"; but I always think it is so much more fun when it is the "family values" crowd -- those who preach to us how we should live our lives, and then go out and do really dumb stuff. Enjoy your Father's Day, Senator. And if you were really going to run for Governor, maybe you better make some new plans.

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