Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Immigration Wars . . .

What's going on right now -- a campaign driven largely by bigotry to purge the country of "illegals" -- those people who according to CNN anchor Jack Cafferty "are becoming ever bolder. March through our streets and demand your rights. Excuse me? You have no rights here, and that includes the right to tie up our towns and cities and block our streets. At some point this could all turn very violent as Americans become fed up with the failure of their government to address the most pressing domestic issue of our time."

It is never clearly stated how these people are supposed to be harming the United States, just that they are "criminals" and guilty of "bad behavior" for being in the country illegally. Of course, their criminal bad behavior is motivated by a reprehensible desire to feed their children.

We've been through this before, again and again. The last time was in 1996. A very good friend of mine wrote about it back then. I couldn't have said it better myself.

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