Astute readers of my site can probably surmise that my beliefs are fairly middle of the road. I’m neither staunch Republican nor hardcore Democrat. I’m more like a moderate Republocrat. My personal dogma is kind of loosely based upon the 10 Commandments, except that I would add “thou shalt not hate people for stupid ass prejudiced reasons”, “thou shalt not try to twist God’s words into messages of hate”, and “thou shalt get a friggin sense of humor and stop flipping out over episodes “Murphy Brown”, “Chappelle’s Show” and all other such stuff because God is annoyed with you bugging Him with that crap.” Simple logic and personal responsibilty.
So that said, I have to admit my support of Republican congressional candidate, Dean Scontras, for taking a hard line against illegal immigration in Maine. While some might call his vision of an “Ellis Island 2.0” a tad heavy-handed, I have to give the guy props. Instead of running from an issue that could (pardon the pun) alienate some of the newly sworn and naturalized citizens in his voter population, this guy is calling the current passive government in his state to the carpet. That takes big huevos.
Now, I don’t live in Maine. The closest I’ve ever been is Cape Cod, where I once ate two lobsters by myself and attempted to creep my hand onto my father-in-law’s plate before he stabbed me with a fork. But I like what Scontras is saying about immigration policies and I do believe that every state feeds into the overall national policy.
Hey, and they have delicious lobster in Maine so I’m also down with that. Our lobsters in California suck.