Stupid Political Decision of the Year...So Far

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Friday, February 28, 2003

Stupid Political Decision of the Year...So Far

Somewhere a politician is always doing something stupid. But I nominate the following story as perhaps the most stupid in recent memory.

Members of the Washington state House of Representatives have passed a bill allowing illegal aliens to attend the state’s public colleges and universities at tuition rates given to legal residents. The only condition is that they agree to take civics or citizenship courses. How about a course in obeying our laws?

Most of those affected are Hispanics, but the bill makes no distinction about origin. So a terrorist could be hiding out in the classroom and getting a subsidy from taxpayers while he is plotting to kill them.

Why should illegal aliens get any services at all from taxpayers and legal citizens? It only insures we will attract more illegals to break our laws and burden our social programs that the rest of us will lend up paying for.

This is about as outrageous as it gets and those of you in the state of Washington ought to be upset enough to do something about it.

I’m Cal Thomas in the ‘other’ Washington.