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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Democracy Now!

Source: LasVegasSun
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (AP) - Voters will get the chance to decide whether this city should keep a new rule requiring apartment landlords to verify the citizenship or immigration status of their tenants.

During a meeting Monday, the City Council voted to put a rental ordinance they approved late last year on the ballot May 12. But in the meantime, the council plans to let the new rule take effect Friday.
Makes sense, let those most effected vote on it, that is democracy, right?

Cue the Race Pandering Whores in 3...2...1...
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund plans to ask the courts for an injunction to immediately suspend the ordinance from being enforced, fund staff attorney Marisol Perez said by phone Monday night.

“I don’t know why they’re doing this. There’s no upside on this. They’re going to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said Elizabeth Villafranca, president of the Farmers Branch chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens.
Of course, as per usual, there's absolutely no interest from citizens on this issue...
More than 1,200 registered voters from Farmers Branch have signed a petition in hopes of forcing a vote on the measures, far exceeding the number required to force a vote, attorney William Brewer said.
And of course the judiciary steps in, because nothing says democracy like a heavy handed autocratic regime...
Since then, judges in California and Pennsylvania have blocked similar ordinances.
JFK sums up my thoughts on this "Those who make peaceful revolutions impossible will make violent revolutions inevitable."

H/T polipundit

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