Saturday, July 31, 2010

Immigration and Racism

What has happened to this country? What ever happened to the lady in the harbor, with the light shining and telling the world to send us your tired and huddled masses? I'll state this from the outset, I have always advocated an open-door policy to LEGAL immigration. I do not believe that this country needs any quotas whatsoever. If you want to came to our shores (albeit today, I'm not sure you would want to), then just sign the guest book on your way in the door. When it comes to the illegal immigrants, it is time to slam the door in their face. We should have a ZERO tolerance when it comes to illegal immigration. By all estimates, we have twelve million illegal immigrants in this country. That is ridiculous, what is even worse, our president is considering granting the illegals amnesty. If this situation couldn't get any worse, now people are telling individuals like me that if we are opposed to illegal immigration, then we're racist. I realize I'm not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, but disagreement does not always beget racism. If the left disagreed with former President Bush, would that make them racist? Now we're being told that anyone who disagrees with President Obama is a racist. That might be the stupidest thing ever uttered in this country (and that is saying a lot considering some of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Keith Olbermann's comments). Why can't we go back to having legitimate political discourse in this country? Of course, if one of my non-Caucasian friends reads this and disagrees, I guess I can simply accuse them of racism. If it's good for the goose, it's good for the gander.

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