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As I sat in the state house for 5 hours today waiting to testify in opposition to the "Safe Communities Act", it hit me like a ton of bricks. The committee on Public Safety & Homeland Security is residing over the most lawless and deadly period in our state's recent history.
They appear unmoved and unaccountable for the estimated 270,000 illegal aliens, and the 6 deaths per day from opioid overdose. Worse yet, even after the Boston Police reported in 2017 that the majority of arrests for opioid trafficking are in fact illegal aliens, no action was deemed necessary. How does this Committee avoid the stark reality unfolding on their watch? What metric could they possibly be using to guide their actions and gauge success?
When you watch the committee interact with "immigration activists", you realize their first priority appears to be becoming more "welcome", and you begin to understand how things got this bad in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, it will take more of us to demand accountability from our lawmakers, before public safety and the rule of law is restored.
The author is a candidate for Cape & Islands Republican State Committeeman