In politics it is good to have all the right enemies.
I want to thank the gang over at Better Georgia for constantly illustrating their extreme leftist politics and Saul Alinsky smear tactics in their ongoing, hate-filled personal attacks on me. Although I lack the time or inclination to indulge these characters very often, I will share a few observations on their entry into immigration enforcement-related assaults.
Take a look at a recent Better Georgia blog (Undocumented and Unwelcomed) railing against the premise of official English in Georgia and the related Senate legislation I offered in the 2016 session.
A rather angry and bitter young Better Georgia writer, Crystal Munoz, includes the usual and tired false premise that America is awash in “xenophobia” which she claims is manifested in immigration-related laws designed to protect American jobs, benefits and services for people with legal immigration status. Note that in the first paragraph, the victims of this “xenophobia” are “undocumented immigrants.” Then, in the second paragraph they become “immigrants” and, finally, using her Alinsky race-baiting training, a sentence later the topic is skin color.
Munoz also expresses Better Georgia’s opposition to my bill, SB6, which in its final form would have required DDS to alter the drivers licenses Georgia is issuing to illegal aliens with clear notation of their illegal status. In March, SB6 passed the Senate with a two-thirds majority. And it had the votes to pass the House had it been allowed a hearing there.
Munoz also hopes to perpetuate the oft-told lie that my official English legislation was an effort at “English only” in Georgia. In fact, SR675 – which passed the Senate with a two-thirds majority and had the votes to pass the House – was aimed at constitutionally codifying English as Georgia’s official language of government while providing common-sense constitutional protections for non-English speakers in public safety, medical treatment, education, law enforcement, courtroom situations, to promote diplomacy, trade, commerce and to protect the rights of victims of crimes and defendants.
As an aside, it may be educational for readers to take a minute to consider the commonality of the goals and objections here to official English and support for drivers licenses to illegal aliens between the rabidly-liberal Better Georgia activists and many of the powerful business forces posing as “conservatives” who lobby in the state Capitol.
Note to all concerned: I will be introducing the same official English legislation in the 2017-2018 General Assembly and there is no reason to believe that the illegal alien driver’s license issue will go away.
For real-life conservative Georgians who are unaware of the tactics and lies of the far-left, this sophomoric propaganda gem from Better Georgia and Crystal Munoz is an excellent example of the false “facts” young leftists are fed on a daily basis.
It would be much better for Georgians if Better Georgia et al would finally admit they regard official use of the English language, borders and immigration laws as “oppressive human rights violations.”
If it is not clear that Better Georgia is on the outer fringe of extremism, compare their howls of opposition to the opinions of bipartisan mainstream Georgia:
* A December 2015 Rosetta Stone poll showed that 76% of Georgians support amending the state constitution to make English Georgia’s official language.
* A February 2015 Rosetta Stone poll demonstrated the majority Georgians’ opinions on immigration as related to jobs in general, and drivers licenses to illegal aliens in particular, with 63% against giving any drivers license to any illegal aliens.
This Better Georgia fairy-tale smear may also provide some insight into the effects of the commercial funding of various radical anti-enforcement immigration groups in Georgia. The pro-amnesty writer, Crystal Munoz, is a former intern at corporate-funded GALEO. Readers may remember the recent rejection by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee of a former long-time GALEO director, Dax Lopez, for consideration for a federal bench seat due to GALEO’s radical anti-enforcement and anti-English antics.
The GALEO website explains that “internship is unpaid but the intern has the opportunity to make valuable connections within the Georgia political arena and finish the internship with a portfolio of marketable experiences.”
With her blogging position at Better Georgia Inc., it appears Munoz has found a way to market the anti-American smear experiences that GALEO sponsors paid for her to learn.
State Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.