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Last week, two illegal aliens, one 18 and one 17, raped a 14-year-old girl inside her Maryland high school.  The horrific details are well known and don’t bear repeating.  The event is surrounded by outrage, as it should be, but a reasonable person would be shocked at the nature and origin of some of the anger that was sparked by this inexcusable felony.

The school is in Rockville, the seat of Montgomery County.  Adjacent to the District of Columbia, it’s among the most reliably left-wing counties in the nation, so much so that no Republican has been elected to local, state or federal office there since Reagan was president.  Leftists control Montgomery and, predictably, they have been utterly beside themselves, but not because a freshman girl’s life was ruined inside their facility during the school day.  Their outrage stems from the idea that some people in their county may now be reassessing their outlook on the many illegal aliens among us.  Disguised by the fig leaves of compassion, empathy and charity, the Democrat party sees future voters in the deluge of illegals swarming into our country. The leftist-Democrat complex needs an ever-expanding underclass to maintain their political power, and in a host of poor, unskilled, non-English-speaking opportunists, they have it.  The Democrat party is about big government, and the more needy immigrants flood in, the bigger government can get.

The news of the rape began to seep out on Monday but, by Wednesday evening the national broadcast networks had still not acknowledged it.  There is no reasonable explanation for the national media’s non-coverage of the assault.  From a journalistic point of view, this event is news, plain and simple.  ABC, CBS and NBC exercised their left-wing bias by omitting the story, leaving millions in the dark.  Obviously, a story of illegal aliens raping a girl runs counter to the left’s politically-correct narrative; when we speak of the Democrat party and the media, we’re talking about one entity.  It should be obvious by now that the national press corps was at least as focused on electing Hillary as Robby Mook was, and their public errors, defeat and concomitant unmasking enrages them.  Refusing to cover this horrific crime is their way of sticking their thumb in flyover America’s eye.

So determined are Maryland Democrats to be a ‘sanctuary state’, thus ensuring their grip on power, the House of Delegates actually passed a bill, in the face of the Rockville rape, preventing Maryland police from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.  The state senate is unlikely to pass it, and Gov. Larry Hogan has said he’ll veto it “the moment it reaches” his desk.  At least somebody in the Old Line State still has some common sense.  Maybe they’ll get some in Montgomery soon.

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Although educated at the Wm. Penn Charter School in Philadelphia and the prestigious S.I.Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse U., I’ve been a conservative Republican since the age of 5 or 6. I advocate for G.O.P. values and traditional American culture tirelessly. I’ve worked in broadcast since 1972 and logged over 5,000hrs. flying light helicopters reporting traffic in East Coast medium- and large-markets. Remember this: Only ONE THING is learned from history. NOTHING is learned from history.