Linda Valdez, the Periódico de la República de Arizona’s (Arizona Republic) resident illegal alien apologist, is back at work. She begins her essay with lyrics from a 1975 ditty “My Town,“ by Paul Simon. It makes sense. Paul Simon is a longtime donor to leftist candidates and causes — giving nearly $70,000 to politicos such as Barbara Boxer, Al Franken, Hillary Clinton as well as the DNC and Act Blue.
Valdez accuses Arizona’s taxpaying citizens of fear and lack of vision for their unwillingness to continue to fund illegals. She cites demographics which show growing numbers of Hispanics and coyly refers to the threat they pose. We better “pay attention to their needs and interests,” she warns, since “they are the future — and Latino kids should be a top priority.”
From there, the unabashed liberal swings into action, taking on Republican elected officials, saying that “instead of leaders who nurtured the talents of young Latinos, Arizona got the four horsemen of the anti-immigrant apocalypse: former state Sen. Russell Pearce, Gov. Jan Brewer, Attorney General Tom Horne and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. All Republicans.”
Readers can almost feel the hot spray of spittle as she vents.
Valdez accuses Republican office holders of not doing a good enough job “of celebrating the marvelous cultural heritage” — all too often illicitly imported across the border. Facts take a back seat to Valdez’ fabrication as she alleges “Arizona outlawed bilingual education, criminalized undocumented workers, institutionalized racial profiling, denigrated Mexican-American students as gangsters, banned ethnic studies and made it official state policy to harass the undocumented.”
Yet amid all of this contrived venomous rancor she finds coming from Arizonans who believe the laws of their sovereign nation should be enforced, Valdez sees a “rainbow.”
She applauds “Latino kids” who are involved in a group called Adios Arpaio with the sole aim of ousting Sheriff Joe Arpaio — a career law enforcement professional elected to an unprecedented five-four-year terms by grateful Maricopa County citizens who have had enough of the costly invasion of our state.
Her threat includes newly registered voters in Mexican-majority neighborhoods, being recruited by an army of mostly high-school student volunteers. She neglects to mention if any of the new voters have dubious citizenship status.
“I may be only 16, but the things I’m capable of are humongous,” said a teen whose illegal father was deported two years ago. Another criticizes policies that saw his uncle — “the life of the party” — deported last year. “I want to make Arizona a better place,” says another who’s waiting for approval of his application under Barack Obama’s backdoor amnesty DREAM Act, implemented via executive order.
This teen, disenchanted with a nation that honors the rule of law is part of a “rainbow” Arizona should start appreciating, says a straight-faced Valdez.