Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Two Cheers for Immigrants

Were you aware a pair of immigrants--one still possessing a foreign passport--wrote the PATRIOT ACT? Michael Chertoff and Viet Dinh wrote the document that smashed the Bill of Rights. Your rights. A pair of immigrants took away your rights, even if you and your ancestors have lived here in America for hundreds of years. They took away your Constitutional rights. Feel more secure now, or still need that fence?

Another immigrant-- US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales--descendent of Mexican immigrants, granted the US president immunity to torture and wiretap. Torture and wiretapping are NOT granted in the Bill of Rights, but actually forbidden in no uncertain terms.

So, now you see why I do not fear certain poor, hardworking immigrants who snuck into the country, mostly to work. Especially the ones who grow our food and pick our crops and clean our toilets and sign up to fight our foreign wars (to get citizenship). Sure, I agree with the Minutemen, there should be secure US borders (Chertoff to blame again). Even better, there should be fewer US foreign wars. Because, for the last 50 years, illegal foreign wars have contributed to a HUGE illegal immigrant problem. All those Salvadorans, Vietnamese, Iranians, Koreans and Filipinos in America are here because the interventionists in Washington DC (And the US voters who supported them) fucked up those foreign countries with dirty, illegal wars, supporting CIA-backed dictators.

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