Scapegoating Rather Than Dealing With the Problem

RECEIVED Wed., July 5, 2006

“Postmarks,”
    Re: “Page Two,” June 30: Maybe Louis Black needs to move his holier-than-thou white ass down to the Rio Grande Valley and live and work there for eight years (like I did) to get a better understanding of the illegal immigration issue.
    First off Louis, Bush was elected because he was clearly the lesser of the two evils, illegal immigration notwithstanding. Further, bringing the “religious right” into the debate is an off-topic belly-up red herring, typical of a blabbering blatherskite liberal lacking real points to make. Black's take on illegal immigration couldn't be more moronic or wrong.
   1) Illegals don't pay the same property (i.e., school) taxes because they live like sardines in a can, sometimes three and four generations in one house, even sleeping in shifts. In Austin they just busted 13 of 'em (not related) in a one-bedroom house.
   2) Most illegals don't pay into Social Security or Medicare because they don't have valid Social Security numbers. Mind you, that doesn't stop exploitive employers from taking that money out of their “paycheck” and keeping it for themselves.
    And if Black thinks illegals are not a drain on our public schools or “an overburdened public-safety net” then he's more of a blind fool than I took him for. Yet Black and the left will harp for a livable wage while illegals saturate the labor market with their parasitic scab labor. Sorry Louis, but you can't have your cake and eat it too. Then Black seems to mock the fact that these illegals are, in fact, illegal, and that weeding them out of the U.S. would “suck the soul of decency right out; the United States would never recover!”
    Bullshit Louis. You conveniently ignore the sad fact that these illegals are fleeing despot governments that are using the U.S. as a dumping ground for their abject poverty. Mexico is a cancer in need of a cure, race-baiting bigotry be damned.
    But of course this is all the fault of the liberal left's favorite scapegoat, George W. Bush. What aphasic left-wing reprobate screed would be complete without blaming Bush for everything that's wrong in the world?!
    And last but not least, what Louis Black knows about the reality of prayer could easily dance on the business edge of a diamond knife. Clouding the issue with truth and facts have never been one of Black's strong suits.
Kurt Standiford
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