From the Office of Del. Pat McDonough:
Maryland Attorney General, Douglas Gansler and Mexican President Felipe Calderone have something in common. Both are public embarrassments and clueless.
During Attorney General Gansler’s recent visit to Baltimore County, he claimed the Arizona Law was “unconstitutional.” I asked him if had read the Arizona Law. His surprising reply was, “No.” That is not the reply that someone would expect from the state’s top public lawyer. Mr. Gansler does not have the privilege of spouting off an uninformed opinion. His elected office as Attorney General provides him with the power to determine the constitutionality of proposed legislation in the General Assembly. Clearly, without deliberation or due diligence, he has declared my proposed Arizona illegal alien legislation unconstitutional before it has been introduced. That kind of conduct is irresponsible and unfair to me and the people of Maryland.
Moreover, Mr. Gansler’s conclusion is wrong. He claims that only the federal government has the authority to regulate immigration laws. There have been more than 150 state laws passed regulating the conduct and policies related to illegals. Gansler promotes hypocrisy by supporting a bill that would permit illegal school children to receive in-state tuition benefit for college. Presently, only Maryland citizens are allowed this advantage. In other words, Gansler maintains it is constitutional to pass a state law benefitting illegals but not constitutional to pass a state law that benefits Maryland citizens.
Attorney General Gansler’s recent decision recognizing gay marriage in Maryland demonstrates the power of his office. It also proves he is the most political and partisan Attorney General in recent Maryland history.
President Calderone of Mexico was invited to speak before a joint session of Congress by President Obama. This is a rare privilege and a high honor for any foreign dignitary. Mr. Calderone proceeded to insult American elected representatives, attack all U.S. citizens who oppose the invasion of illegals from his country, and condemn the Arizona law. This is a man who presides over a declining nation with a corrupt government and a drug culture that is overflowing into our country. When it comes to “illegals,” he is part of the problem, not part of the solution. His train wreck of a government has allowed 20 million of his fellow citizens to violate our law, pump 80% of the drugs into our neighborhoods, and cost taxpayers more than 35 billion dollars a year to support the illegals. He and his country are receiving all the benefits and we are receiving all the burdens. The members of Congress who stood up and applauded Calderone during his speech should also hang their heads in shame.
Mr. Gansler and Senor Calderone are not on the side of the American people. Both should be thrown out of office. For information, you may contact Del. Pat McDonough at 410-238-0025 or e-mail him at Patmcdee@comcast.net.