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FromEditorsDesk Tony Croppedby Tony Farkas
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I’ve always been a proponent of practicality, in that there’s all kind of people in this world that love to spout ideas and ideology as if that makes some sort of difference in how they are perceived.

Or, more simply, there’s quite a big difference between theory and practice.

Take, for instance, the latest developments in immigration and its effect on the country.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis have done something pretty impressive, as well as unprecedented, by taking the masses of illegal aliens flooding across the border and shipping them to those areas that are bastions of liberalism and “democracy.”

Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York City, Martha’s Vineyard and more have been the stopping points for busloads and planeloads of migrants that have been detained. Other than being liberal areas, they’re also sanctuary cities, you know, those places were mayors and councils have decided that federal law doesn’t apply.

In theory, those cities virtue-signaled their solidarity with the plight of the illegal aliens and tell them all they have to do is make it there and they’re safe. Of course, it’s easy to claim the moral high ground when things are happening hundreds of miles away.

So, in a move reminiscent of Joseph Welch, who hoisted Sen. Joseph McCarthy on his own petard, these governors did just that — got those illegal aliens there.

Guess what happened?

The people who claimed to want to welcome these aliens with open arms, to a one, declared states of emergency, and started demanding that the federal government do something about it. To a one, these enlightened elitists claimed their cities don’t have the infrastructure to handle the problem.

Newscasters, pundits and the sheeple who embrace that logic have begun asking the government for investigations, and even claim that these governors are guilty of kidnapping, false imprisonment and even human trafficking.

Sen. Ted Cruz has said that it took only 50 aliens being deposited in Martha’s Vineyard to make liberals lose their minds, while at the same time, they’re demanding that these border states suck it up and give the 4.2 million immigrants that have poured into the country everything they need, as if these border states actually have the infrastructure in place to handle the influx.

To show their hospitality and dedication to equity, the people of the vineyard promptly took those immigrants and shipped them to a military base.

To tie it up, the theory was that we’re kind and want everyone to never do without; the practice, however, is something decidedly more difficult, and this country is not prepared to handle the policy of open borders.

That’s not to mention the immigrants themselves, who are being kicked around like a policy soccer ball on a political field.

There are laws in place, and a process, that ensures the people coming to this country embrace its traditions, and that the country absorbs an increasing population in a sensible manner. Somehow, law has been supplanted by emotion, and perception and dogmatic belief has overcome common sense.

This isn’t someone else’s problem. This is the country’s problem, and it will take more than well-chosen words and virtue signaling to solve. Perhaps the antics of the southern governors will kickstart some honest attempts to solve this.

Tony Farkas is editor of the San Jacinto News-Times and the Trinity County News-Standard. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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    Mr. Spiffy · 9 days ago
    Yeah, and what are these human trafficking stunts costing these states (especially Texas) in trade losses?