You sometimes have to wonder about the city of Boston. Here we are in the midst of Marine Week 2010, with our servicemen and women everywhere–in fact the Marine Band has been all over the city, and I’ve been fortunate enough to see them three times in as many days!
Sights and sounds that simply swell my being with pride, and choke me with unshed tears.
And in the midst of all that, the City of Boston pulls something like this:
The Boston City Council today passed a resolution ordering the city to yank any investments in Arizona companies in protest of that state’s tough new immigration law.
The measure was met with no opposition from any member of the council and passed on a voice vote…
The measure is in protest of a new law in Arizona aimed at cracking down on illegal immigrants which allows authorities to ask to see documentation from people with “reasonable suspicion.”
Don’t you love the use of the “scare quotes” in that last paragraph? They’re enough to make anyone suspicious of the phrase “reasonable suspicion”.
Fortunately, the readers and commenters at the Boston Herald seem to have more sense than the city councilors, as they make clear how bone-headed this resolution is.
Almost gives me some hope that Boston still is the cradle of liberty.