August 23rd, 2008 22:34 EST
Progressive Policies Come Back to Haunt San Francisco
San Francisco`s reputation as a "progressive" Mecca for those who have lost the ability to apply common sense to everyday situations is legendary.
It is also a shining example of the arrogant elitism that has overwhelmed the mayor, the Board of Supervisors, and most so-called "servants of the people" in this fog-infested fairyland.
Most major American cities are struggling mightily to save their municipalities from the cancer of illegal aliens by adopting new laws, ordinances, and enforcement actions to prevent invading criminals from coming in the first place, and to encourage those already there to get the hell out.
It`s called responsible governance, a term rarely used when discussing elected officials in San Francisco.
Instead of working to make this once great city safe for citizens and tourists alike, this bastion of progressive insanity has gone the other way by arrogantly designating itself as a "Sanctuary City."
Irresponsible leftists in power here even went so far as to run ads to attract illegal aliens, at a cost of $80,000 in taxpayer`s cash.
Progressive insanity also caused this center of commerce and sophistication to shield juvenile illegal aliens from deportation, including those guilty of felony crimes.
That bit of progressive insanity cost San Francisco millions in housing costs and air fare as The City went the extra mile to assure that dangerous felons were sent home at taxpayer expense, sans the stigma and indignity of being deported by Uncle Sam.
Sill, liberals smirked arrogantly as they recklessly squandered taxpayer money.
This, they gloated, was "progressive humanity" at it`s very best.
"No human being is illegal" was adopted as the idiotic mantra of progressives urgently in need of schooling about American citizenship and the priceless value thereof.
However, arrogant smirks and silly catch phrases are starting to be in short supply these days, now that progressive insanity has lead to the murder of three American citizens by an illegal alien who should have been deported years ago.
Specifically, Tony Bologna and his sons Michael and Matthew were shot to death by Edwin Ramos who authorities say is a member of a street gang and who has been charged with three counts of murder.
Edwin Ramos has a long rap sheet, much of which was compiled before the alleged killer reached the age of 18. Because of his age, San Francisco blindly shielded Ramos from deportation, thereby setting the stage for the viscous murder of three members of the Bolgna family.
As it turns out, the unintended consequences of progressive insanity may end up costing San Francisco taxpayers many millions more.
That is because of a legal claim filed on behalf of the victims` family which contends that San Francisco`s sanctuary policies played a "substantial" role in the slayings of Tony Bologna and two of his sons.
Taxpayers could be left holding the bag for even more millions if the family of Tony Bologna and his sons file a wrongful death lawsuit after the legal claim has been adjudicated.
The only possible benefit from this nightmare would be if Gavin Newsom`s political aspirations were to be torched as a result of this tragic episode.
Newsom fancies himself as a contender for the California governor`s mansion in 2010. With any luck, this Sanctuary City outrage will end all hopes that Newsom has for a career in politics.
Newsom is, after all, a perfect example of "Progressive Insanity," at it`s very worse and most treacherous.