I rarely am blown away by a project on the internet that attempts to be non-partisan and impartial.
Today I was. The Washington Post had the story on the front page this weekend about the Liberty Project. The project is attempting to show the reality of the illegal immigration debate at the ground level in Nothern Virginia; specifically Prince William County where some recent laws have been passed making it difficult to live there if you are illegal.
The Liberty Project is an internet documentary on You Tube that:
... was created by local filmmakers Annabel Park and Eric Byler, is neither pretty nor polished. But the couple adds a chapter nearly every day, offering all sides a chance to be seen and heard, as well as a forum for well-mannered debate to those willing to engage in it.
The immigration issue is exactly the type of issue that is going to require hard decisions made by citizens on all points of the political spectrum.
Unfortunately, those that screamed the loudest this summer were able to destroy any attempt at creating an optimal solution to this very difficult issue.
The Liberty project attempts to show the raw emotion that the issue of illegal immigration brings out in people.
I, too, am from Northern Virginia and am impacted, both good and bad, by illegal immigration.
This series of videos really opened my eyes to the need for our nation to solve issues in a civil manner. Passing laws that penalize children and turn local police into immigration officers is not the solution.
The fact that the federal government is not acting now is indicative of how politically hot this issue has become and how, in our red vs. blue paradigm, we will continue to do nothing.
Check out one of the videos here. Then review the site and decide for yourself.