When faced with a conflict between African-Americans and illegal immigrants, what’s a poor liberal to do?
The testimony was riveting this morning before the Los Angeles City Council when a group of black residents pleaded with the 15 elected council members to rescind Special Order 40, the longtime local rule protecting illegal immigrants from arrest by the LAPD.
How to resolve this sort of issue? If your party is based on a political philosophy, you can have a debate on the merits. But if your party is just a collection of tribes, it comes down to one voice against another.
UPDATE: The Corner has some background.