Town Council wrong on immigrant protection

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Our state Constitution states that government derives from the consent of the governed. Last night (Aug. 16), Greenfield Town Council voted against the consent of the governed in this town. They voted loyalty to a government headed by anti-immigrant white nationalists who are out to capture undocumented people, break up families, and deny human beings fleeing life-threatening emergencies a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of survival.

Why, when our mayor and chief of police can see a legal way to defy these policies, could our councilors not? They are pledging allegiance to a government that does not represent the values of the Constitution or our town. It is a sad and embarrassing time for Greenfield. Thank goodness for terms and elections.

Sandra Boston