Monday, February 25, 2008
The Lone Protester Prevails - Not Guilty!
A while back I had posted the story of Terry Funderburk, the Lone Protester.
He's a man from South Carolina that simply wants our current laws on immigration enforced. He is a businessman whose livelihood has been directly impacted by other businessmen who choose to ignore Federal law, and hire illegals. In the process they undermine and undercut the business of decent law abiding people like Mr. Funderburk.
He protested at a house that had hired illegal immigrants to do their roofing work. He was arrested for cursing (He dared to utter the words "cheap bastard" in public) He was protesting the unlawful hiring of illegal aliens and was the one that was dragged off to jail in handcuffs by police. He finally had his day in court in front of a jury of his peers and they ultimately delivered the verdict "Not Guilty".
It is refreshing to see justice served in this way.
The unfortunate thing, of course, was that the wrong person was arrested in the beginning of this story. Read more here.
Congratulations Terry Funderburk - you have been an inspiration to all people who might decide to stand up for their rights, and who wish to point out something that is terribly wrong. Thanks also go to the people who have stood behind Mr. Funderburk and helped him to prevail.
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent" - Thomas Jefferson
By the way, you might ask you Congressman why they aren't demanding that current laws on immigration be enforced next time they ask for you to return them to office in Washington. November 2008 is coming...make them answer to this issue.