Skip to comments.Bylaw sought covering (illegal) immigrants
Posted on 03/08/2008 9:29:46 PM PST by vrwc54
AMHERST - In the fall, Select Board Chairman Gerald S. Weiss read a story about an Amherst restaurant worker who was deported to her native El Salvador after being involved in a Northampton accident.
He doesn't want that to happen here and wants the town to adopt a bylaw that would protect non-U.S. citizens.
Weiss presented the proposal to the Select Board Monday night and the board will discuss whether to support it at a future meeting. Town Meeting would ultimately decide whether to adopt the change.
The bylaw proposal follows a Town Meeting resolution adopted in 2002 that asked town employees, including police, to refrain from helping or cooperating "with investigations, interrogations or arrest procedures that are judged to be in violation of individuals' civil rights or civil liberties" as specified in the U.S. Constitution.
Residents presented the resolution after the USA Patriot Act allowed the FBI and CIA more authority to engage in wiretapping, e-mail monitoring and other surveillance methods in the agencies' mission to capture terrorists.
(Excerpt) Read more at masslive.com ...
So is anyone surprised this is the billboardI mean (foreign) car, that Amherst Select board Chair Gerry Weiss drives? Businesses in town center have to pay Amherst $350 annually for sandwich board sign permits.
But not Mr. Weiss for this rolling sign: Enlarged Photo
FYI, that Camry was made in Tennessee.
And it’s “American” enough to be allowed to race in NASCAR.
I’m not Larry Kelly. Yell at him ;-)
Hey, I worked in and ran a business in Amherst from 1988-1991. Yeah, they are libs. But knock it off on the auto industry. I own a 2005 Camry, built by the good folks of Georgetown , KY. And it’s a hell of a better car than anything Detroit spits out.
Yell at him.
how do you know that is his car? I think Gerald S. Weiss needs to look for a new job
For his poor choice of stickers, yes. You're the one who said "foreign" car.
But yes, I hate Amherst, Northampton and the entire Pioneer Valley as much as any real American.
LOL! This in a college town with 25,000 students!
I'm not Larry Kelly.
He lives in Amherst.
It's not a city. It's a smallish town.
Larry goes to all the Select Board meetings!
Gee, has F.P. gone downhill?
It's not about the car!!!!!
Are you typying while tipsy?
Why are you fixated on the word foreign car which I didn't mention.
I linked to Larry Kelly. For the 1000th time I'm not Larry Kelly. I'm a female seasoned citizen!
I aplogize for my curt remarks. No one is actually reading the article. I thought it would be funny to post Larry Kelly's photo of the car and his comments which I now regret.
These people flaunt laws they don’t like. But when they’re mugged or robbed or their child is killed by an illegal alien, their perspective changes radically.
“FYI, that Camry was made in Tennessee.
And its American enough to be allowed to race in NASCAR”
Still a rice burner pal..designed in Japan....right where the dollar goes...and true race fans like me gave up NASCAR when they let toyota in...might as well let KIA run next year..
They will never see another dime from me...
Loving foreign cars must be a metrosexual type thing...
This is Larry Kelly- Do I have any messages?
I wish what you wrote were true, but sadly, they’ll have to be mugged a few more times before they wake up.
Too bad everyone in Amherst thinks you're crazy.
Aren't you just precious? I drive a Toyota because it does the job for the money. And employs American workers. And because I own stock in the company.
Your way of thinking died in the '90s.
No need. I understand where you're coming from.
Actually, that generation Camry was designed in California at the Calty studio.
You do know why NASCAR banned foreign cars, right?
It’s because JAGUAR, yes JAGUAR, came over and kicked their butts so badly they banned all foreign made cars. NASCAR is STILL an association of cowards.
So the Toyota NASCAR team in considered domestic?
If I put a republican bumper sticker on my car today, I'd probably have no car.
My Reagan bumper sticker lasted 3 hours 29 years ago!
So are the Fusion teams (made in Mexico) and the Chevy Impala (Canada).
But if your car is made outside of North America, you’re banninated from the series!
The important distinction between "American" or "foreign" is not who gets to race on NASCAR tracks, it is where the corporate profits go.
And Toyota's profits go to Japan.
They just assemble their cars here to reduce their shiping costs and take advantage of American tax breaks and cheap labor.
Every dollar spent on Chinese consumer junk, OPEC oil or foreign name-tag cars weakens America.
“Amherst already voted in 2000 to have the Police Department ignore Marijuana laws”
Ironically if wars were not fought Mr. Weiss might never have been Born.
He should be put off the select Board.
There’s so much wrong with your post that I don’t know where to start.
1. Corporate profits: The profits go to the shareholders. The largest shareholders of Toyota are actually American institutions like banks and pension funds. So the money comes right back to the US.
2. “Assemble their cars here”. Actually, over 70% of the Camry’s parts are sourced from AMERICA. Not Japan. This includes many companies that were former GM, Ford, and Chrysler suppliers, and some that are current suppliers to same. The days of “kits” being shipped over and assembled here have been gone for **20** years. Check with BurbankKarl on this forum, I believe his employer is one such supplier.
3. You’ve never sat down and done the math, have you? Let’s say that a Toyota Camry and a Ford Fusion are both sold for $30,000. Let’s further say that for the purposes of this discussion that both cars have a 16.5% profit margin (they do not in reality, but it makes it easier to deal with as an example) so the vehicles both cost $25,000 to make, and there’s $5,000 profit on each.
If you buy the Camry, $25,000 STAYS IN THE US and EMPLOYS US WORKERS. $5000 goes overseas, but about $2500-3000 comes back as share dividends.
If you buy the “domestic car”, the Fusion, that $25,000 goes to MEXICO and EMPLOYS MEXICAN WORKERS. Only $5000 stays in the US, and it employs few workers.
So, let’s look at this. Buy a Camry, employ American workers. Buy a Fusion, employ Mexicans. Hm.....
I know which I’d rather buy, if “employing Americans uber alles” was important to me.
Work your numbers on two cars made/assembled in America, one Japanese and one American.
Profits do not all go to stockholders - but you already know that.
What car that isn’t a steaming pile is “American” badged and “made in America”? Answer: None that are that competitive, save the Malibu.