Lots of email response to my Nov. 11 column on illegal immigrants. Here’s a sample so far …
From “Late Knight”: There must be a new strain of STUPID going around to make you think that our constitution covers the whole world. It seems as though you bleeding hearts could find another group besides the blacks to compare everything to. Something about that word illegal you fools don’t understand.
From Sandy Mishodek: WOW! What chutzpah! I just read your column on the illegal immigration issue and Underground RR comparison. While I’m not sure I entirely agree with you, I loved the comparison of Mexican laborers to slaves, as well as the idea of “rescuing” them on an Underground Railroad type of system. Obviously, the humanity issue is missing from the debate, which, of course, you nailed perfectly. Again, I love the thinly-veiled sarcasm typical of your writing. Dangerous stuff in this empire of yours where intelligence and civic debate is suspect. Beware of the verbal missives from the “Minutemen” types.
From David Reynolds: I suppose you are one of those bleeding hearts that does not believe any borders at all. That is what they call a one world system run by the Unitied Nations. I hope you do not think that would be wonderful? If you think all these illegals are so wonderful, why don’t you take a bunch into your home and take care of them? You write about lofty ideas , i.e. The American Dream and The Constitution, but those are for Citizens of the United States. They are not for illegals that have broken the laws and jumped ahead of others who are following the rules about becoming citizens. You say 100,000 slaves escaped in 40 years. If that is correct, that is only 2,500 PER YEAR!! I would not be surprised if 2,500 illegals crossed the border every day now. What do think will happen to America then, if it hasn’t already? Most of L.A. and S.B. are already third world countries along with other areas? Since these are already lawbreakers, is it any surprise such a large percentage in prisons are illegals. Do you think they do not drive (you probably think they should have licenses) and how many have insurance? Have you tried to get into an emergency room lately and what about overcrowding in our schools? And they do take away jobs for a lot of young people and will work for a lot less than the going rate. I would hope that one would take your job, you doofus, and see how you would like that, but you elites would never believe that would happen. And I do believe that companies and people that hire them should go to jail along with writers that promote these ideas. You are espousing ideas to create chaos and anarchy in my country.