Why Not Believe Them?
Oklahoma recently passed one of the toughest pieces of legislation dealing with illegal immigration. The comments beneath this article are an interesting and instructive snapshot of the current debate over illegal immigration...
Let's start with the pro-illegal side...
57. 4/18/2007 2:49:18 PM, George Washington,Now to the anti-illegal immigration side...
It was once illegal for women to vote. it was illegal for Blacks to be free. It was illegal to help a runaway save. It was illegal for Blacks to marry a White. It was illegal for Blacks to learn to read and write. It was illegal for a Black to testify against a White. It was illegal for Blacks to own property. It was legal for a husband to rape his wife. Illegal is a social construct. No human being is illegal. Immigration policies have been embede with racism. Europeans had easy passage the US.
48. 4/18/2007 1:26:02 PM, chris,
A guy 60 years ago (hitler) used the "laws on the books" to kill 6 million jews. We had slaves in this country for 200 years because of "laws on the books". We conquered and massacred natives indians in this country because of "laws on the books". There are genocides all over the world because of "laws on the books".
I hear that illegal immigrants are criminals because they broke the law. How many of you break the law every day driving on freeways over the speed limit. Are you criminals because you break the law? Of course not.
Laws can be bad or unrealistic. Making criminals out of people that came here for a better life and are hard working individuals is not fair. It is just a screwed up law!
49. 4/18/2007 1:52:07 PM, JESSICA,
I agree with the above poster..not only Hitler, but Saddam Husseim..!! he killed thousand of "invaders"..!!
Besides, deporting million of people is a crime, and it is GENOCIDE, even if they don't kill a single person. As per the new Genocide Law, massive deportations are also a crime, just take a look at Dandurf and Kosovo..1.5 million people deported, and the U.N. had to stop it. Just imagine the USA deporting 20 million..is a horrendous crime.!!
And thanks to the State of Arkansas, they did not approve the Immigration law, similar to the Oklahoma law. Oklahoma is the only retarded state in the region!! Good luck!!
42. 4/18/2007 11:54:29 AM, Aztec Poet,
Racists always try to deflect their racism by yelling "they are playing the race card." Strange irony. This bill is racism at its ugliest. In 100 years, people will hang in shame that grandma and grandpa were so blind to their xenophobic fears. STOP THE HATE!
67. 4/19/2007 9:51:28 AM, adrock, Los AngelesWhen you have eyewitnesses why not believe them? You should read through them all, like I said, interesting and instructive, a true snapshot of the current debate, of course only one side is interested in debating, while the other is quite fond of calling names.
GOOD WORK OKLAHOMA! Illegal aliens need to go back to where they came from. Always bitching that America owes them better treatment. The government they ran away from owes them better treatment...America owes them nothing!
I can't help but laugh at all you clowns defending illegals. Most of you won't realize what's really happening here until it's too late. Just wait until they come to your neighborhood and start pushing you around in your own town. 10 years ago, nobody out here in LA thought illegals were a problem, and today they own the place. Why don't all of you sympathizers move your families out to east LA if want to experience the future of America because this is what you're ultimately fighting for.
And for all you people crying about racism...buckle up. When Latinos take over you'll see racism that you didn't believe possible and it will all be directed at your white, english-speaking ass. Unlike most of you, I live amongst Latinos and they are the most racist culture I have ever come across.
Disagree if you like, but DO NOT forget my warning: Illegal immigrants will be the death knell of America. You people are trying to be friends with people who don't want your friendship, and unless you stop this invasion, you'll see America dissolve into a third world sewer. And when that happens, just remember that you were one of the morons who fought for that outcome.
68. 4/19/2007 1:27:06 PM, kevin,
I couldnt agree more with adrock. I also lived in southern california when latinos were much fewer in numbers, and everyone defended their presence and hard work, but now that they are the majority there, things are much different. They arent the quiet, mind their own business folk who are just hoping to make it here in America (illegally), they are now banding together (remember May 1 2006?) and demanding things they are in no way owed! They now are arrogant in public and will openly argue with you that this (USA) is Mexico!! They have effectively ruined a once prestigious California school system by requiring so many resources go to ESL programs and performing poorly on exams. All this, on top of vicious gangs, smuggling rings, and an extremely anti American attitude, its a wonder more states arent jumping to take the same action as Oklahoma! If youre too ignorant to listen to people like me, who have experienced this, then you have no one to blame but yourself when America is destroyed. Hooray for Oklahoma making a very wise decision.
This made me laugh...
Maybe they shouldn't have come illegally.. I know that isn't right but you can't help who you fall in love with and asking someone their legal status before you begin a relationship is ludacris.H/T Vdare
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