The Arizona Republic editorializes about Cave Creek’s illegal laborers
The newspaper has outdone itself. Each time the editorial board takes on the issue of illegals, the arguments become as absurd as the paper’s inability to use the words “illegal aliens” to describe the people over whom the contentiousness grows.
Today we get the regurgitation of a piece from Cave Creek’s Thursday edition. No doubt it is as distasteful as day’s old cold pabulum as it was in its original serving.
The town of Cave Creek is editorially admonished to Drop the day labor issue.
This past week, Federal District Judge Roslyn Moore Silver, a Clinton appointee, sided with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) in blocking the town of Cave Creek from enforcing an ordinance aimed at preventing day laborers from congregating on the town streets to solicit work.
Seeing Red AZ covered her ruling, in which she said the free speech rights of the illegal workers were being impinged.
Under the guise of giving limited support to HB 2412, legislation sponsored by Rep. John Kavanagh (R-Dist.8) making it illegal to disrupt vehicle or pedestrian traffic, today’s editorial declares the Cave Creek Town Council would be “wasting money” to appeal the judge’s decision.
The Republic continues with “Whether day laborers constitute a ‘significant problem’ is a matter for debate. The are simply people seeking to put food on their tables through an employment situation that offers them no protection. In this nation’s past, such initiative was commended. The problem with the Cave Creek law,” the editorial continues, “was that it treated people seeking work as villains. The judge was right to knock it down.”
These words clearly define the agenda of the left. Nowhere is there even an acknowledgment of the lawlessness involved in being in this country in the first place. Nor do they speak to the issue of the continued crime of using documents stolen from American citizens to further their lives in the United States.
Rep. John Kavanagh is a welcome voice in the legislative chambers and his bill is worthy of consideration. However, the people of Cave Creek, tired of the assault by those in this country illegally, have every right to appeal the overreaching decision of a liberal judge with a lifetime appointment.