Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Keep Dreaming, Dreamers

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
I don't know a lot about the rest of the world, because by God I'm an American. I know as much as I need to know about all those other countries, which consists of one thing and one thing only: They're not us. And thank goodness for that.
But one thing I do know is that if I moved to Mexico or Canada or France or England or any of those other, lesser countries, I'd be expected to obey their local laws. I wouldn't be exempt just because my feelings might get hurt. If I didn't comply, those countries would kick me the hell out. They'd probably even send me off with a few good "Yankee" zingers for good measure. And I'd deserve it.
If I choose to live in another country, I need to follow that country's rules. That's part of the deal. It's just common sense.
For some reason, though, that reasoning doesn't apply to people from other countries who come to the United States. Apparently, those folks don't need to obey the same laws as the rest of us. They're above all that.
"People aren't illegal," we're told, as though "illegal immigrant" were an epithet instead of a completely accurate description. We're supposed to call them "undocumented" instead, or at least until that euphemism becomes a pejorative as well. Then, I dunno, I guess they'll be "differently legal" or "citizenship-challenged" or something. Anything to dodge the issue. Anything to avoid speaking the plain truth.
Read the rest from Jim Treacher HERE.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, pretty much a racist . . .