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The way some conservatives talk about the border children is racist and revolting
by Jack Hunter,
There are times when I’ve been embarrassed to be a conservative. Almost the entire period from 2000-08. Hearing conspiracy theories about the “real birth certificate.” Rick Santorum.
And I’m embarrassed about the way some are talking about the children currently in limbo on our border. Actually, “embarrassed” is an understatement.
Texas Republican state representative David Simpson is a tea party guy in good standing with conservatives. On Wednesday he held a town hall meeting, where he showed the faces of some of the border children fleeing from Central America and Mexico in a slide show. Raw Story reported:
Simpson attempted to tell the crowd of about 160 residents that the thousands of children arriving at the Mexico-U.S. border are fleeing lives of violence and abuse, including gangsters who specialize in trafficking children as sex slaves. Texans should treat the children with compassion, he said.
Compassion, he advised. That’s when things got ugly...........................
Is there a less compassionate and more implicitly racist statement than, “These people are not coming in with a good, Christian heart. Most of them are criminals, anyway.”
It’s also one of the least Christian things you could say.
Such words dehumanize these children as if they are disease-ridden animals.
I don’t care what your opinion is about immigration, illegal or otherwise. No one should talk about children this way.
I used to talk about illegal immigrants harshly as a radio talk host and am embarrassed about it to this day. I fed into that ugliness, which apparently too many conservatives still identify with.
When Glenn Beck announced he would send food, medicine and other aid to the border children recently he was attacked viciously for it. He’s not alone.
If you ever wonder why many Hispanics think conservatives don’t like them it is because conservatives talk like they don’t like them. The last few weeks have been stark reminders.
These kids present a dilemma.
They are also kids.
- Read at: http://rare.us/story/the-way-some-conser...
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The anti-gun senators are all Democrats or so-called Independents. Meet all 46! Write Down their names, and Share them with everyone you know.
Here we go, the Communist state of MA about to follow footsteps of NY, CT and CA.
Who the hell is he to tell us "We don't need"?? Shut your mouth, IT'S OUR RIGHT. If you don't like it MOVE
On July 23, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told Boston Public Radio (WGBH) that residents of Boston do not need shotguns or rifles.
He said these things in response to Massachusetts state senator Stan Rosenberg's (D) position that there are already "sufficient controls" on long guns at the federal level and, therefore, no need for new state laws giving police additional powers to deny ownership to citizens.
According to WGBH, Evans responded:
I don't agree with that. Having long guns--rifles and shotguns--especially here in the city of Boston. I think we should have, as the local authority, some say in the matter. [And] the federal [government] doesn't really allow us to have the discretion that we want in these particular cases.
...For the most part, nobody in the city needs a shotgun. Nobody needs a rifle.
Evans went on to restate his position that he ultimately wants to have "discretion" over who is allowed to have a shotgun or rifle.
Whew; Well at least they allowed him into the country.
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Central California have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who they say is contagious and has refused treatment.
San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Stephen Taylor said Thursday that police are looking for 25-year-old Eduardo Rosas Cruz, a transient who comes from a part of Mexico known for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis spreads through the air when infected people cough, sneeze, or otherwise expel air from their lungs. The disease can be deadly.
Prosecutors say Rosas Cruz was diagnosed in March when he went to the hospital for treatment of a severe cough. He was supposed to stay in a motel room, where a health worker would deliver his medication and watch him take it. But prosecutors say he took off
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