June 14, 2006, - 4:46 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Kudos to Colorado Republican Governor Bill Owens for having the guts to go after the Colorado Supreme Court on immigration.
He called the Court “arrogant.” And he is right.
A ballot initiative was set to be on the Colorado ballot in November to deny most state services to illegal immigrants. As we’ve noted, the Prez has softened such laws on the national level. So state and local officials, like Owens, must take it upon themselves to do the job an American (the Prez) won’t do: stop the illegal alien invasion and tax-grab.
But, Monday, the arrogant–and very politically left–Colorado Supreme Court threw out the ballot initiative on a technicality. They were apparently afraid that the measure will pass in a landslide.
The measure would deny in-state college tuition, welfare, etc. to illegal aliens, but would not stop public education and emergency medical services (both are mandated under federal law). Now, Owens will have to–and said he will–call a special legislative session requiring a 2/3 vote of both the Colorado House and Senate, to make the ballot. Both houses are controlled by the Dems, so it will be difficult.
Still, we applaud Gov. Bill Owens for doing the right thing. And having the guts to fight the illegal alien sob story crowd. He has a history of speaking out on this hemorrhaging problem. And he is always right.
If only he were not term-limited.
Tags: Bill Owens, Colorado, Colorado House, Colorado Supreme Court, emergency medical services, federal law, Governor, Republican Governor, Senate