Friday, November 23, 2012

Friend to the King

If you are connected with the ruling class now in control of this country, you do as you like and not what any of your constituent, heaven forbid, or even the Constitution dictates.  It has been many a year since Massachusetts has had rule by more than one political party so we are us to the president's rule.  That is not to say we all approve of like either.

Salem Evening News

Patrick tuition decree a slap to Democracy

There’s a reasonable case to be made for granting in-state tuition rates at public universities to illegal immigrants who were brought here as children by their parents.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick made that case to the Legislature last year. He lost.
Now Patrick has done what all leaders who pay lip service to democracy do.
When they can’t win in the court of public opinion or in the legislative arena, they enact their rejected policies by fiat.
It is profoundly undemocratic. Rule by decree was once the exclusive province of tyrants. Now it is practiced by those elected by the people, leaders who wrap themselves in the trappings of democracy — but respect it only to the extent that it grants them their will.
Monday, Patrick notified the state Board of Education that illegal immigrants who obtain work permits under a new federal program and can prove residence in Massachusetts will qualify for in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. Previously, illegal immigrants had to pay the higher out-of-state tuition to attend those schools.

As our governor is a close friend of the president, we see this as a precursor to the presidential race in 2016. 

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