~ Where the Sun Will Never Set on Our liberty ~
Several months ago, while browsing the NV Legislature website, I came across Bill AB281. I was horrified and enraged. As most of the national populace know, NV turned "Blue" during the last election. What caused it? For those who keep up with current affairs, South Nevada is known as the home of Harry Reid, former D.C. Speaker of the House. It is also known as a "Hotbed" of Liberal think. Many Democrat freshman Assembly members are leading the way with their introduction and sponsorship of AB281, a Bill to make NV a Sanctuary State.
With the Democrat Las Vegas (Clark County) influence providing the wind at their backs, this Bill had just been revealed to NV residents. Luckily, the website provides a Comment Section on each Bill, and more than 1,500 had already taken advantage of it to reach their District's political representatives. Only 32 of them voted Aye. Some of them voted Nay with attitudes of rage, horror, or disbelief. Others just pleaded with the Assembly to kill the Bill right away.
I added my Comment, then called an Assembly Staff member and asked to be notified about any future movement of the Bill, which she promised to do. I did more research on the Sponsors and Co-Sponsors, who numbered ~15, all from the Clark County Districts. Then I wrote a Press Release for major NV newspapers and TV networks. It included all those names, along with information on their Districts, Contact email addresses, and the three phone numbers available.
Nobody called me. That includes two of the Sponsors of the Bill, after I had called them and left a message. So I went back to the site to find out for myself, all the time hoping to see that it had died. No such luck. In fact, another Assembly Meeting had taken place in April, 2019. An audience of protesters had packed the room, and each one was given 2 minutes to speak. All of them were negative.
The main Sponsor of the Bill then claimed that he had been inundated with angry calls and emails, but he felt that people had just misunderstood the Bill. He said that it did not call for NV to be a Sanctuary State. Then he explained that it just called for state and local law enforcement to refrain from notifying ICE about any illegal immigrant that they came in contact with unless they had been convicted of a crime. None of these politicians recognized that crossing our border illegally WAS A CRIME!!
So much for the fact that Democrats choose which laws they must enforce! I think I have to write and send another Press Release! Then I am going to Social Media, and maybe even write an email to the President. It would help a great deal if members of this site or any resident of NV would also call their local friends and family and start a Movement to "Kill the Bill."