© 2010 jbjd
Dear Attorney General Abbott:
I recently learned you had written a letter to the President of the United States, complaining that unlawful conduct is taking place in the sovereign state of Texas, and urging federal intervention by the Obama Administration to bail you out of a law enforcement problem you concede is beyond your control. In hyperbolic language which might nonetheless sometime ring true, you plead “…our state is under constant assault from illegal activity… The time for talk has passed. The time for action is now. The need is urgent. The threat demands immediate and effective action by your Administration…”
On behalf of the citizens of the Lone Star State, I want to point out the perverse irony in this situation.
If the plea for government intervention were addressed not to Mr. Obama, head of the Executive branch of the federal government, which is responsible for enforcing immigration laws, but instead, to you, the chief law enforcement official in the state; and the unlawful conduct which is at the heart of your entreaty – undocumented immigration – were substituted for the unlawful conduct at the heart of those entreaties for your assistance, which is that Boyd Richie, Chair of the Texas Democratic Party committed election fraud to get Barack Obama’s name printed on the Texas ballot in 2008; your letter to him would look very much like their letters to you!
They write songs about just such situations.