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A Tale Of Two Cities: Costa Mesa And Princeton

20 May 2010 @ 11:32

Two cities on two different coasts of The United States.  Quite a bit of physical distance separates them and they’re miles apart philosophically, too.

Regarding Princeton…

From Chris, over at WyBlog, we learn:

No papers? No problemo! Princeton, NJ (and Trenton and Asbury Park too) will issue you an official Community Identification Card.

Since moving to this city from her native Guatemala a decade ago, Herlinda, an illegal immigrant, has supported her family with restaurant work, but has had no way of proving that she lives here. Without government-issued photo identification, like a driver’s license or a passport, she said, she could not get treatment at most medical clinics, borrow a book from the library, pick up a package from a mail center or cash a check.

Poor, poor Herlinda. Did it ever occur to her that the Guatemalan Consulate can help her with all her paperwork needs? They can even issue her a new (Guatemalan) passport if she “forgot” to bring hers from home! Of course they might also insist that she actually go back to Guatemala to get it.

But this month she discovered a solution: a community identification card issued by a coalition of civic groups and endorsed by Trenton and Mercer County officials.

How’s that for representative government? They’ll help you break the law! Our tax dollars are hard at work making it easier for illegal aliens to obtain free medical care. Is this a great country, or what?

So the fair college town of Princeton now joins the numerous other municipalities that have chosen to brazenly violate the laws of the land.  Princeton, the town from which the great John Witherspoon, signer of The Declaration Of Independence, hailed has become a withered ghost of it’s former self, now happily engaging in ‘a series of abuses and usurpations’.

Regarding Costa Mesa…

From The Orange County Register, Cindy Carcamo and Ellyn Pak reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to Chris at Pirate4x4]:

The City Council made it clear Tuesday night that people who are in the country illegally are not welcome in their city.

Council members voted to pass a resolution declaring Costa Mesa a “Rule of Law City” at the behest of Mayor Allan Mansoor, who has long been known as a vocal opponent of illegal immigration.

“I have a lot of concerns with cities calling themselves sanctuary cities,” Mansoor said before the vote. “It’s important we state that we do not support illegal immigration.”

The council voted 4-0 in favor of the declaration. Council member Katrina Foley was absent.

Is there anything we can do, I wonder, to get this kind of thing passed by other cities and towns?

SIDENOTE: Ironic, eh, that Costa Mesa is located on The Left Coast?

A MUSING: Last week, NBC cancelled the long-running television show Law & Order.  Should we consider that a symbolic act, representing what the Leftists have done since 20 January 2009?

IN RELATED NEWS: The Gals Of Law And Order.

One Comment
  1. 20 May 2010 @ 21:16 21:16

    Three cheers for Costa Mesa! My wife has an aunt who lives there. She’s a complete and utter Obamabot (The aunt, not the wife!). I imagine this latest development has her in quite the tizzy.

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