Central American Kids and Carroll County

There’s an old Army Reserve building here in Westminster that hasn’t been in use for around 20 years. It’s been under consideration as a place to house some of the flood of illegal immigrant kids from Central America. Politico has a story about our governor’s reaction that includes this:

But before they hung up, O’Malley told Muñoz not to send any of the children to the facility in Westminster, Md., that the White House was looking at. It’s a conservative part of the state, he warned. The children were at risk of getting harassed, or worse, he said.

Yes, Carroll County is probably the most conservative area in the state. After all, Alan Keyes and Michael Steele carried the county by huge margins when they ran for Senate. We didn’t vote for the white liberals who won. <sarc>So it’s obvious that we must be redneck haters.</sarc>

The actual reaction in the county has been mixed. Almost everyone thinks using the old armory is a bad idea. The building is not properly configured for that purpose, and the cost of modification could be quite high. However, as soon as the news of the possible use of the Army Reserve facility broke, local groups, such as churches, began looking for ways to provide services to the children while they might be here. We’re mostly conservatives around here, but that does not prevent us from caring for those in need.

I guess that makes us compassionate conservatives. Maybe we should put a gun rack in Mrs. Hoge’s Volvo.

8 thoughts on “Central American Kids and Carroll County

  1. He did not recommend alternate locations in, say PG County, or Baltimore, where there aren’t those nasty conservatives, but local, Democrat politicians have demanded that they not be placed there.

    • Liberals tend to believe that others need to show charity; they are doing their part by demanding it of others.

  2. You mean Mrs. Hoge doesn’t already have a gun rack in her Volvo?! Really, where does she keep the shotgun, then?

    Yes, I assume she has weapons besides her wits.

  3. John,
    I am happy to see that you are devoting (at least) some of your forum to things that really do matter to our nation, and not exclusively to the piss ants in The pirate crew.
    It has provided some interesting if not amusing moments reading about the liars, harassers, the drug pusher, and bomber. They are a bother, no doubt, but the time and space wasted on them only serves to give them the attention that their little egos crave.
    There are far too many issues, vital to the country we vowed to protect and defend, worthy of your time and effort.
    Your brother,

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