Operation Wetback Redux

Operation Wetback Redux

by
Abby Zimet

When she made the (fictional) charge that illegal immigrants were
running amok beheading people in her otherwise sane
state, Arizona's Gov. Jan Brewer apparently didn't make it clear enough
that brown-skinned people weren't welcome there. Now another upstanding
legislator, one Barry Wong, has topped her by suggesting the state cut off water, power and other amenities to
the invading hordes. Hell, they probably don't even use it: Unwashed masses
and all. Still, some observers hear echoes of McCarthy-like times here.

"Is power
or natural gas or any type of utility we regulate a right that
people have? It is not a right. It is a service." - Barry Wong 

Share This Article

More in: