“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty.”
–Fisher Ames, speech in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788
One need only look at the recent law passed by California in which the state is openly defying long standing Federal law with respect to immigration law to see just what Mr. Ames meant. It is very regrettable that the California legislature and governor have both decided to make my beloved state into a state of lawlessness and a magnet for the criminal activities that accompany illegal immigration. This cannot end well for anyone, particularly lawful citizens residing in that cesspool that California is quickly becoming.
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