From Bluntly Speaking by Robert J.L. Publicover
(Editor’s note: I asked Bob to give me a “timeless” column of his from a decade or so ago – he gave me several to choose from and I liked this one – I hope you do too – JN)
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What exactly is a neighborhood? We hear talk that “Sanctuary City” is destroying our neighborhoods. Yet, can it really do that? I doubt it. Sanctuary City is illegal. We cannot disobey federal laws regarding illegal aliens. I would love to repeal Sanctuary City if it was on the ballot, but that really is not an issue of neighborhood.
The dictionary says: “Neigh-bor-hood – n. Nearness; proximity; the region near or about some place or thing; the vicinity; a district of locality, often with reference to its character or inhabitants; as a rundown or fashionable neighborhood; a number of persons living near one another in a particular locality…”