I'm bothered right now. It's not because of this nasty cold/flu I can't seem to get rid of, though that is bothersome. It's because a good friend of mine, former colleague, the man who gave me my first job out of college, and a legislator I look up to is being dragged through the mud for standing up for the rule of law. I'm talking about one of the most upstanding individuals you will ever meet. State Senator Mike Delph (R-Carmel). And Mike is not alone in this either. A certain blogger out there whose business is reliant on assisting illegal aliens to stay in this country by flouting our nations laws is a attacking Mike Delph and another serviceman to our country Lt. Col. Ray Mejia.
Now, like most of you, I glance at this person's blog most every day. We both claim the Republican mantle, but we are on opposite ends of the Republican spectrum. Sometimes we agree and sometimes we couldn't be farther apart. But this is one of those instances and this is one with which I take great umbrage.
It galls me to no end that this attack has happened. What Senator Delph and Lt. Col. Mejia did are not breaking the law as this particular blogger's business seems to be built around. Lt. Col. Mejia was present at a press conference. He was not on the campaign trail with Mike. One could even say that this is akin to testifying in a committee hearing.
Lt. Col. Mejia was present at this press conference because he was coming out in support of Senator Delph's legislation that cracks down on businesses that break the law by knowingly hiring illegal aliens. Mejia, is an immigrant himself, but he came to this country and went through the process of becoming a U.S. citizen the legal way and not by some shady maneuverings of possible loop holes in our nations laws. Now, Lt. Col. Mejia is serving our country in the Army as Sen. Delph serves his State in the General Assembly and our country in the Army Reserve. That's called citizenship. And these are men who we should be proud of and not bring down just to advance the further flouting of our nations laws.
Thank you for standing up for the rule of law and serving our country Senator Delph and Lt. Col. Mejia.