Whether you like it or not, there are about 12 million people living in this country without formal approval of the U.S. government. They go to school with our kids, they work at our places of employment, and the places where we shop. We all interact with these people all the time. They are embedded in our lives, in our culture, and while racists find this point controversial, they make us all richer.
Deporting all 12 million of these people, and the things we’d have to do to get there, would obviously entail a heaping helping of grave moral injustice, and the fact is that the vast majority of them are here to stay. And while they’re here, they’re going to be driving on our roads. Some people don’t like that, because they don’t accept the anti-deportation case, but if you do accept it, then you have to realize that people need to get driver’s licenses, because if they don’t then everyone else is less safe.
John Morganelli disagrees because he’s a big *racial conservative*, and last night he let loose with this crazyass rant that Bernie O’Hare pulled from Morganelli’s Facebook:
“Last night, although well intentioned, a misguided and uninformed Easton City Council passed a resolution to allow illegal aliens to obtain valid Pennsylvania drivers licenses. These are people who intentionally entered the US illegally with no respect for our immigration laws and without permission from our government. Council should have asked for input from those of us in law enforcement who know that the terrorists who blew up the World Trade Center and killed thousands of Americans all used fraudulent drivers licenses to pass money, get on planes and give themselves cover from their criminal activities. States that in the past handed out drivers licenses to people illegally in the US saw an influx of thousands of foreign criminals to their states and many are now moving to repeal them like New Mexico. This is bad public policy and makes it easier for illegal foreign criminals to do us harm under the cover of a valid state issued drivers license.”
Morganelli still uses “illegal aliens” to talk about undocumented immigrants, which is nuts. If somebody breaks our traffic laws, we don’t call her an “illegal driver.” The term is clearly meant to dehumanize people.
This isn’t the first time Morganelli has let loose with this kind of derp. Back in 2010 he went to a Lehigh Valley Tea Party meeting to fire people up about a “tidal wave” of “illegal aliens” coming to tk yr jrbs.
I arrived at Friday night’s monthly LV Tea Party meeting just in time to hear Northampton County DA and Fear Monger John Morganelli warn a 300-plus crowd that a “tidal wave” of illegal aliens is coming our way. He was singing that song four years ago, so it must be an awfully slow tsunami [...]
But to hell with facts. Morganelli made points with tea drinkers by slamming both Bush and Obama for lacking the “political will” to do anything about this problem. Morganelli incited the crowd with accusations of “a number of sexual assaults by illegal aliens. They should not be here. … No one wants to do what has to be done.”
What’s that? The final solution?
The DA claims they’re everywhere, kinda’ like bed bugs. “Go to any job site and you’ll see people who are not home grown Americans.”
Home grown Americans!
Look, this guy has no business running or winning as a Democratic nominee for anything. Somebody needs to primary him, stat.