Morgen on April 28, 2010 at 10:13 pm
This is a few years old now, but since I found it linked on a pro-amnesty Facebook site, and I had never seen it, I thought it was worth throwing up for discussion:
It was obviously meant in jest (I think), and really, I shouldn’t find it that offensive given that variations of this joke have been featured in movies and comic routines for decades now. But dammit, I’m having a hard time finding much humor in this given that our southern border is pretty much treated as a joke in real life.
While for many illegal immigrants this might be the only law they ever violate on their way to becoming productive members of society, for many others (or their offspring) it is only the beginning of a life centered around criminal activity. Living in California for much of my life I’ve witnessed this war on our streets directly (too directly at times), and have seen way too many innocent victims of gang shootings to find any humor in the glorification of lawlessness.
While I believe the status quo is untenable, and a long-term solution must be found, those who are residing here illegally – and their advocates – would be well-advised to stop making demands, and approach this situation with a little more humility and remorse. There are people on both sides of the political aisle who would like to find a reasonable way forward. But suggesting we are racists and nazis for expecting our government to enforce the law is not going to win you a lot of support outside of the extreme liberal circle cheering you on.
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