It is not Head Muscle’s policy to post pieces from other blogs. In fact, I do not think that we have ever done so. Sometimes however, one runs across something so well done that it is simply an injustice not to pass it on. This is one of those rare cases. Our friend TheBad at Rants and Other Refinements recently posted a piece on the new Arizona border law that truly deserves to go viral. We are reposting a part of it here with his express permission, but I urge you to read the full piece at Rants. Just click on the marquee below to see TheBad’s original post:
Once upon a time there was a town in the American southwest called Phoenix. For a while, it was a decent place to live, but there was a problem growing there. Because the government was unable, unwilling, inept, or all of the above, immigration law in America and the lack of enforcement created an easy place for people who came to the county illegally to settle in. Needless to say, lawlessness begets lawlessness.
However, the outlaws had support from within the country. Between the lawlessness of the illegals and of the politicians who would seek to pander to these lawbreakers for position and power, some law abiding people were inclined to move elsewhere.
“Now I don’t have to tell you good folks what has been happening here in our beloved little town. Sheriff murdered, crops burned, stores looted, people stampeded, and cattle raped. Now the time has come to act, and act fast. I’m leaving.”
For those who vowed to stay, for those who stood for the law of the land, for those who would stand against lawbreakers: threats of violence and acts of violence were visited upon them. Nonetheless, a new law was passed. It said that breaking the law was now officially against the law. Amazingly, this seemed to work, as the lawbreakers decided to move on to towns where breaking the law wasn’t against the law.
Back in Washington, this news was not good for democrats in power.
They gathered to discuss the deep ramifications of Arizona effectively operating without their approval or assistance.
“Chairman Kaine? Might I disturb you for a moment sir? It seems that those flyovers out west have passed a law that would snatch hundreds of thousands of potential democrat voters from our grasp by enforcing current immigration law. Even worse than that, it appears to be working almost instantly!”
“Holy underwear! Effective laws? Voters who won’t want an eternal welfare state? We’ve got to protect our phony bologna jobs, gentlemen! We’ve got to do something about this immediately, immediately, immediately …”
“I didn’t get a harumpf outta that guy!”
“Now let’s get back to fixing the economy.”
Call me jaded, but it seems to me that democrats might really be upset over this law because it does what none of their legislation can ever hope to accomplish: actually work.
Meanwhile, across town in Barney Frank’s basement:
“OK, just watch me. It’s so simple, you sissy Marys!”
Many thanks for the tribute, Chuck.
Thanks for a truly inspired piece of work! The “Barney Frank’s basement” bit slays me every time….
Great link and thanks for it Chuck. Great piece TheBad!
I am still laughing….