Memo to Illinois' 13 million legal residents:
This issue that has been lurking for years among your "lawmakers" in Springfield who in increasing numbers came to attach more value to Hispanic votes than they do honoring their oath of office. Admittedly, you received no help from an unethical media who long ago abandoned their own rules for accurate reporting of the immigration issue and its impact on your daily lives.
But that is a poor excuse for remaining silent. You knew that rewarding lawbreakers is wrong, and you knew that it is unfair to allow illegal aliens to keep the sundry non-farming jobs that rightfully belong to your unemployed friends and neighbors.
But very many of you said nothing, preferring to stand around with your thumbs in your ears and offering up any number of excuses for not getting involved. Just like you did in 2003 when the Legislature granted in-state tuition to illegal aliens.
And, please, no complaining that this all happened because government has been "taken over "by (fill in the blank). It was given to them by an apathetic, self-indulgent public.
So here's the bottom line: Illegal alien advocates aren't shy about demanding what they believe they are entitled to and continue to speak loudly and with growing arrogance made possible by your indifference. For those of you who still care, the House vote to grant driving privileges to illegals was 65-46; over in the Senate the tally was 41-14. When you go to bed each night from now on secure in the knowledge that your roads are going to be "safer," ask yourself this: Just whose interests did the 106 state "lawmakers" who voted "yea" really have in mind, yours or somebody else's?