We Wonâ€™t Discuss That
By: Carolyn Hileman
Loitering is illegal in many cities across this country, loitering is what many teenagers do when they are just hanging out in a parking lot of a closed store, if they are caught they are fined and sent home to ask Mommy or Daddy to pay for it. Loitering is also done by some adults under the guise of looking for work, only a handful of cities enforce that rule when it comes to those people simply because they might have to ask about their immigration status. Targeting one group and ignoring the other is wrong but we wonâ€™t discuss that.
Many city neighborhoods are zoned; they are zoned residential, which means that in that area there should be only single family housing. Occasionally there are duplexes but each of those mini houses is supposed to have only one family in them. There tends to be restricted parking only for the residents and if those laws are broken there are fines to be paid unless you are here illegally then those rules simply do not apply. It is not uncommon for them to have as many as five different families all living under one roof and each of the families bring with them their own cars and take the spaces that are not being used while their neighbors are at work leaving them no place to park when they get home. The city zoning commission and the neighborhood committee turn a blind eye to these atrocities, yet will fine any citizen who waters their lawn on the wrong day or burns leaves in the yards, it is wrong but we wonâ€™t discuss that.
If I am driving and run a stop sign I get pulled over I must present the officer with my license, proof of registration and insurance. In many cities if the person who ran the stop sign is of suspected Hispanic decent they will not pull them over simply because they might ask about their immigration status. If or when they do pull them over they might get fined for not having any of those items but they will still be allowed to drive away. If an immigrant is pulled over and asked for those things it is considered harassment, if a citizen is pulled over and asked for those things it is considered keeping our streets safe, it is wrong but we wonâ€™t discuss that.
If I decide that I wish to use someone elseâ€™s identity in order to establish credit and take out loans, I will get sent to prison, have the luxury of paying restitution. However, if I am an illegal immigrant just looking to better my life I can use youâ€™re social security card to get a job and a loan, the only punishment I might get is being sent back home to my country of origin and then I can simply walk back over the border pay for someone elseâ€™s number and start all over again. But we wonâ€™t discuss that.
If I am driving a vehicle and I am running from the border patrol if he reaches inside my vehicle I can hit the gas and drag him and only get 4.2 years for doing so, if I am a border patrol agent who shot someone in the rear because I thought he had a gun I will get 11 to 12 years. But we wonâ€™t discuss that. It would appear there are a lot of non discussions going on in our country and it would appear we should have been discussing this a long time ago. We didnâ€™t so now we have a big mess on our hands, there is only one way to fix it we must fight fire with fireâ€¦
Those of you who are living in zoned neighborhoods who just so happen to have a few houses overloaded need to call the zoning commission daily and report them, get youâ€™re neighbors to do the same it is the same as fining a landlord for leasing to illegal immigrants but it is legal and there are already established laws on the books, those of you with that have neighborhood committees let them know that you are ready to sue if they do not enforce the rules evenly and follow through if they donâ€™t. Those of us who live in the county may not have zoning laws to fall back on but there are ways to use the law to our advantage. Number one septic tanks are to be used for only one family usually of not more than five. If you know that the neighbor has a lot more than five living there report them the cities and counties health district and get youâ€™re neighbors to do the same if it is found that they are in violation in most cases they will padlock the door until the problem is resolved.
Many of them will buy an acre lot and move in several mobile homes, if that is the case then unless they install a separate system for each home they are in violation. Each and every time they decide to serenade you after Midnight be sure and call the authorities, that is called disturbing the peace and they need to know that you know. Just about everyone has a cell phone these days; plug in the police and sheriffs office non emergency numbers when you see them run a red light, run a stop sign or anything that you know would get you a ticket call it in with make and model of car and license plate number. You see they need to know that we expect them, all of them to enforce our laws and up until now we have not pushed the issue, I would say it is about time to start pushing.
This is called citizens taking back their neighborhoods and streets, it takes a little work on youâ€™re behalf but the rewards could be greater than you ever believed. So get educated about youâ€™re neighborhood, learn what the laws are considering zoning and public health and fight fire with fire, the illegal immigrants will not like this at all and they may even consider it harassment, but we wonâ€™t discuss that.
Benjamin Franklin :
“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
Samuel Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776
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