Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Illegal Immigration and Burning of Mariachis Bar and Grill

I grew up in California as some of you know. I've been hearing about illegal immigration my whole life. So it strikes me a bit odd that all of a sudden illegal immigration is such a problem that we have to militarize the Mexican American border.

Yes I know that President Bush specifically said "The United States is not going to militarize the southern border. Mexico is our neighbor, and our friend." He also said he was going to fire anybody in his administration who leaked classified information. When you station soldiers on the border you are militarizing the border, pretty much by definition.

Maybe someone should give President Bush some "Word of the Day" toilet paper.

At any rate President Bush's speech was, I suspect, a non-starter. Yeah he spent a lot of time assuring his base he really hated those illegal immigrants and wanted to stop them. But he also mentioned is guest worker program, which his followers see as amnesty (no matter how many times he denies this). His supporters want to hear something closer to what a World Net Daily writer suggested.
. . . he will be lying, again, just as he lied when he said: "Massive deportation of the people here is unrealistic – it's just not going to work."

Not only will it work, but one can easily estimate how long it would take. If it took the Germans less than four years to rid themselves of 6 million Jews, many of whom spoke German and were fully integrated into German society, it couldn't possibly take more than eight years to deport 12 million illegal aliens, many of whom don't speak English and are not integrated into American society.
At this time I'd like to remind you that it was 8 days ago that Mariachi's Mexican Bar and Grill was burned, vandalized and grafittied with anti-Mexican language. I imagine I'll be reminding us of that often in this immigration debate. I have this crazy idea that there might be a connection between hateful violent rhetoric and hateful violent actions.

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