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Mini-Muth’s Truths: August 9, 2010

Government agents swooped down on a monthly arts fair in Portland, Oregon, last week and shut down a rogue vendor illegally operating a business without a restaurant license. The vendor was told to immediately cease and desist from her illegal operation or “face a fine of up to $500.”

The vendor’s name was Julie Murphy.

She’s 7 years old.

She was selling lemonade for 50 cents a cup from a lemonade stand.

And some people wonder why so many of us love our country but fear our government?

OK, so this 23-year-old guy in Virginia crashed into a car full of nuns, killing one. Yes, he was drunk. Yes, he’d been arrested for drunk driving before. Twice. Convicted both times. Spent no time in jail for the first offense. And 20 days of his one year sentence for the second one.

Oh, and he’s an illegal alien.

After the second incident, “local officials turned him over to federal immigration enforcement officers…but federal officers released him” in what is commonly referred to as “catch-and-release.” And now the family has hired lawyers to (a) keep his jail time to a minimum and (b) keep him from being deported.

I say fine. I say if the lawyers are successful, THEY ought to serve jail time and then be deported.

By the way, the judge who ruled last week that California’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional is now accused of being – what else? – gay. But so what if he is? Does that mean he shouldn’t have been allowed to hear the case? If so, then doesn’t that mean women judges shouldn’t be allowed to hear abortion cases and black judges shouldn’t be allowed to hear civil rights cases?

Sorry, but anti-gay marriage supporters are barking up the wrong tree with this one.