The following is a KSCO commentary. Here is Kay Zwerling:
What I am about to tell you could easily be referring to our own beautiful Santa Cruz. It is a city that is in Los Angeles County, and it has 97% Hispanic population, more than half foreign-born, and 40% illegal. It has achieved quite a goal. It is now as lawless and chaotic as anyplace in Mexico. It is called Maywood, California. This is a warning to every city and town in America.
The Maywood City Council announced recently that after years of radical policies, corruption, and scandal, the city was broke and all city employees would be laid off and essential city services contracted out to neighboring cities or to L.A. County government.
How did this happen?
Maywood was the first California city with an elected all-Hispanic City Council, one of the first sanctuary cities for illegal aliens. The first city to pass a resolution calling for a boycott of Arizona after that State passed a law to enforce federal immigration laws, because the federal government chose to not enforce them. Instead the federal government is now suing Arizona for enforcing them. This is nuts!
Maywood was the first California city to order the police department not to require drivers to have licenses to drive. It is the first America city to call on Congress for amnesty to all illegals.
Council meetings were conducted in Spanish.
The City of Maywood started out quite differently. Back after World War 2, Maywood was a booming blue collar town with good jobs, a multi-ethnic suburb of L.A.
But, the early 1970s saw these industrial jobs in aerospace, auto and furniture manufacturing, and food processing evaporate under higher taxes, increased regulations, and cheaper land and cheaper labor elsewhere.
The multi-ethnic Maywood of the post war years was transformed in the 1980s and 1990s by wave after wave of Hispanic immigrants, many of them illegal.
Today, Maywood is broke. Its police department is dismantled along with all other city departments and personnel. Maywood is a warning of what happens when illegal immigrants resisting assimilation as Americans bring the corruption and radical politics of their home countries.
Kudos to Roger Hedgecock for alerting us via the weekly newspaper, Human Events.
I say clearly, the key issue in this typical U.S. dilemma is assimilation. Ideally, illegals should be sent back to where they came from, and those immigrants who come here legally must understand that English is our only dominant language. They must learn English, function in English, vote in English. No more catering to their native language needs, and voting ballots should only be in English.
And, those in charge of our federal government must close our borders or be impeached.
For KSCO, this is Kay Zwerling.
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