The Hound has been able to leave the kennel only after showing papers proving that, in fact, The Hound deserves to be in the U.S. Sort of like Arizona, but without the racial profiling aspect.
Those cowboys in the Southwest sure have stirred up a hornet's nest by passing their own faux immigration law. They decided not to wait until the next decade for Washington policymakers to come up with some immigration reform. Instead, they decided to take the law into their own hands in the Grand Canyon State. Yes, sirree, Bob. Now that's how the West was won.
What has immigration backers scared about Arizona's move to protect the state's borders is that others may follow. Currently, 18 states are rushing to follow Arizona's lead of cracking down on illegal immigration via a state route, rather than federal law. What Arizona did may be controversial, but apparently it's popular. Polls are tracking a 60 to 80 percent support for the measure. And the state's governor certainly didn't back down when she had a meeting with President Obama.
By the way, Illinois is not among the 18 states following Arizonans' lead. But you could expect that, couldn't you?
Although some Illinois pols want to boycott Arizona for conventions, vacations, junkets and sports trips. The Hounds says Lake County officials should get involved in this rush.
The red-light ticket camera vendor in a number of county communities, including Gurnee and North Chicago, is Redflex Traffic Systems, headquartered in dry and sunny Scottsdale, Ariz.
Time to take a stand Lake County and also strike a blow for motoring freedom!