Tuesday, May 02, 2006
The proper perspective on Immigration Reform
The media is still presenting a one-sided view where they are of the belief that "hispanics" support the legalization of illegal immigrants. Nothing could be further from the truth. For example, there are more "hispanics" that actually support federal legislation (HR 4437) than those who are opposed but they simply aren't permitted their time to speak about it.
The main problem is the word "hispanic" and how it is overloaded. Those from Mexico tend to have a different perspective than those from say Puerto Rico. Maybe us American's who believe that reform is in order should first attempt to get those in the media to stop overloading the word.
Others have talked about the fact that republican's have no balls because they believe that illegals one day may become voters and will choose them. The funniest thing is that this simply isn't backtestable. I suspect it will be difficult to turn marchers into voters. After all, only 1/3 of the population even bothers to vote for the president. The masses legal or illegal simply don't care.
Michelle Malkin is especially evil in that she made it a point to show pictures of protesters with banners of Che as if he would have supported such an initiative. Someone needs to post her latest phone number on the Internet again.
I have several questions for those who support illegal immigration:
- Do you really want to live in a country that won't even defend its own laws?
- Why is is so easy for so many people to throw off the word illegal and only concentrate on the immigration part?
- Why is it ok for these criminals to be given a shot at citizenship, after breaking our laws, and then to be placed ahead of those legitimate immigrants that came here legally?
- Isn't taking a day off work to protest, biting the hand that feeds you?
- Do you think it is fair for the masses of american's who speak English to have to spend their own time learning Spanish?
- What do you think would happen if I went to Mexico and started protesting? Would you support my rights to immigrate illegally in your native country?
- Did you ever consider that many American's really are racist and that they were actually happen to walk into a restaurant and hear someone talk with them without an accent? Maybe the economy would improve and your protests could backfire
- Do you think freedom of speech is important? If so, what about this guy who lost his?
For the record, I can say that I am disgusted with my fellow American's on this issue. Several years ago, there was a Million Man March that targeted wanted child molesters yet the media didn't say a word. Maybe folks need to consider organizing a boycott within their individual communinities that support illegal trespassers.
I suspect most folks will get it twisted, so therefore I have decided to start my own protest. I will be carrying a banner on Saturday and will be in front of one of my relative's restaurant on Park Street (Aqui Me Quedo). Hopefully I can get my other relatives to also protest...
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