Appearing on Imus In the Morning to promote his new book, State of Emergency, Pat Buchanan asserted that the Mexican government has a “direct program” to reannex “the seven states of the American Southwest.” The first step is for Mexico “to push the poor, unemployed, and uneducated into the United States.” He criticized President Bush for not understanding “the nature and character of the invasion” from Mexico.
LSB: Not to worry, Pat, “W” has a plan: (1) tax the hell out of them (they’re poor – they can afford it more than his oil buddies); (2) reduce health care access for their children (they'll have to go home to access the less expensive medicines U.S. drug companies make available everyplace but in the U.S.); and (3) under-educate their kids through his ‘No Chil’ Lerns to Reed’ program so that they, too, may become unemployable for everything but agriculture, lawn maintenance, hotel cleaning and fajita making. He figures they’ll be scrambling back over the fence to Mexico in no time. Duh!
What a bigoted ass you are, Pat! This is a nation of immigrants. Throughout our relatively brief history there have been, with each wave of immigrants from a particular country (take your pick), these same dire warnings – ‘they’re sending the poor, their unemployed and uneducated…’ Why do you think they’re coming here? If things were so hunky-dory in their own country they’d stay there. Besides, where would we be without these workers? Are you and your neighbors willing to take on some of the jobs these workers are willing to take in order to support their families? Will you cut your own grass, or even pay a living wage that would make “a real American” take that job? As long as there is work here Americans won’t take, we’ll have immigrants grateful for the opportunity those jobs provide them.
Complaints without offering a solution. Typical.
“The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of an eye: the more light you pour on it, the more it contracts.” - Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, U.S. Supreme Court