Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Prince William Model for Change

Currently living in exile in "The Peoples Republic of Maryland", I take great pride in my long Virginia ancestry and up-bringing. I am particularly proud of having been born and raised in Fauquier and Prince William Counties as have most of my immediate and extended family. Our roots run deep there, and even though many parts of these counties have been taken over by outsiders and the usual suburban sprawl of the greater-DC metro area, pockets of rural solitude can still be found even if they are out of the price range of most average natives. Believe it or not, there still are people in these two counties that actual are FROM THERE as opposed to somewhere else.

As you might expect, I followed the illegal immigrant debate in PWC very closely last fall. It was much fun to watch as the PWC supervisors held fast while the usual suspects wailed and predicted all sorts of economic doom and class struggle. The libtards were really frothing at the mouth there for a while and there even were immigrant groups in suburban Maryland and DC working on legal actions like it is really any of their business to begin with.

Well guess what? It actually is working, and a fairly accurate description of the progress recently appeared in the WaPo of all places:

"Months after Prince William County began one of the country's toughest crackdowns on illegal immigrants, officials and residents report signs that substantial numbers of people have left the county, particularly from Hispanic neighborhoods." (Arlo Wagner, Washington Post, March 13, 2008)

I'll wait a few minutes for multiple rounds of applause to die down................

Could it really be that if concerned and determined citizens, backed by local governments with spines set their minds to it, something really can be done about illegal immigration? Surely it couldn't have anything to do with simply enforcing the law could it?

I AM SO PROUD OF THESE FOLKS! Sic semper tyrannis!

Of course the bad news is that these now "displaced" illegals will have to go somewhere and I doubt seriously they are re-boarding their banana boats and heading south. Most likely they are fleeing for suburban Maryland and DC where they will be welcomed with open arms and the usual nanny state benefits. So be it I guess, but let us hope that the Prince William model for change gets duplicated in other areas.

Which leads me to the concept of the southern border fence. What ever happened to that? I seem to remember a lot of talk about how that was a wacky idea and doomed to failure much as we heard about the Prince William plan. Fences work if you really want them to, just ask the Israelis.


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