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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

An ugly reality (Illegal Aliens)

Thank heaven for the massive marches across the country by those favoring illegal immigrants. These marches revealed the ugly truth behind the fog of pious words and clever political spin from the media and from both Democrats and Republicans in Washington.

"Guest workers"? Did any of the strident speakers, with their in-your-face bombast in Spanish, sound like guests? Did they sound like people who wanted to become Americans?

Were they even asking for amnesty? They didn't sound like they were asking for anything. They sounded like they were telling. Demanding. Threatening.

Somebody must have told them that their Mexican flags that dominated the earlier marches were not making a good impression on television, so they started flying American flags. But such cosmetic changes did not keep the ugly reality from coming through in their hostile speeches.


The ugly display of grievance-mongering bombast at the illegal immigrant marches is just one of those circumstances that are not the same as in an earlier era.

When people came here from Europe, they came here to become Americans. There was no prouder title for them.


The underlying tragedy of the present situation is that it is doubtful whether the activist loudmouths, who were too contemptuous of this country to even speak its language while demanding its benefits, represent most immigrants from Mexico.

Both legal and illegal immigrants have come here primarily to work and make a better life for themselves and their families. But a country requires more than workers. It requires people who are citizens not only in name but in commitment.

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Thomas Sowell is the prolific author of books such as Black Rednecks and White Liberals and Applied Economics.


Blogger Kerwin said...

The Guest worker ideal was a scam. The United States already has a work visa and we have not even made the quota that we allow. Our politicians are being pressured by the U.N. on this issue. If they do pass a law to build a real fence it will probably be challenged in our federal courts and the majority of our federal judges seem to serve the U.N. over the U.S. Constitution.

4/21/2006 7:34 AM  
Blogger loboinok said...

I agree.

That leaves us with pressuring our politicians on this issue AND getting the UN out of the US.

Whether we build a fence or not shouldn't be one of our main concerns.
Holding employers to the law would reverse this trend, far more effectively than a fence.

If they aren't willing to do that... build the fence.

As for the UN...to hell with them.
This country has what most do not, the right to bear arms and the willingness to exercise that right (contrary to what many think).

4/21/2006 2:35 PM  
Blogger Kerwin said...

Human Rights Watch, Which is an NGO was bragging about how the U.S. caved into the U.N. on the execution of those who committed a capital crime while they were minors. We have caved into a lot more of their official and unofficial points. Such caving in is usually done through the federal judiciary.

4/21/2006 7:56 PM  
Blogger loboinok said...

Somewhat true, but we have caved, in many other areas.

Schools and Universities.


Corporate and business arena.

All areas of government.


Socialism had a foothold in our society, 80+ years ago, but has grown tremendously in the past 40 years.

The only choice we have is to accept it or eradicate it from our midst.

People know for the most part, what the UN stands for... yet they tolerate it, I wonder why.

4/21/2006 8:13 PM  

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