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There was nothing American about this demonstration. Very sad, indeed, to see people demonstrate in support of continueing to break our immigration laws. Sometimes it feels like an upsidedown world.
God Bless America!
I Ask a person who was at the rally if they would mind being profiled if it meant their child or grandchild would be safe from drugs. He thought a minute, and we were on camera, then started the usual, we are being mistreated rhetoric. I asked him again and he finally answered a thoughtful no. I did not see any of my interview on TV.
MY general opinion of the rally was that their were people in the opposition who were making statements hurtful to our cause. The other side were making statements that will have long range effect on their own people. They are misguided in their reasoning. If they did not have the liberal folks telling them what to think, they would realize how much better it would be for them to promote the immigration laws. They are attacking it from the wrong angle. Why would they mind being profiled if it kept drugs and criminals and people who take their jobs out of our country. They are Americans. They should start acting like Americans for their own good. I do not mean they should give up parts of their culture, but they should start thinking of themselves a people who can obtain the American dream. They do not need the wrong element in our country ruining the reputation of all Hispanic people. My wonderful son in law is Mexican. His folks are great people who worked for our government. He could not afford college so he went in the Navy as an enlisted man and was chosen to go to Annapolis. He is living the American dream. He is proud of his Mexican heritage and my grandchildren are so beautiful. All Mexicans should be embarrased and not sticking up for illegal immigrants.
I left the demonstration today with the thought that the only people who can be successful in quieting the 'race rhetoric' from the demonstrators are the true Americans who are law abiding who are from Hispanic decent.
I believe you are correct, Tricia. The most effective spokes-people for legal immigration are hispanics. I am hispanic (whatever that is) and frankly, even when I speak up I am not very effective. It is like when a conservative woman has a differing opinion from the expected feminist view... such people are dismissed as oddballs, nuts and self-haters. Never is their opinion given serious consideration in the media.
Yet, as ineffective as we are in that role, we are the most effective. That, and numbers of protestors of whatever color. That helps too.
I could not come Saturday. I am also an Orthodox Jew and I cannot travel on the Sabbath.
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