Things can change really fast in six weeks. As autumn began, it was almost certain that a Democrat, probably Hillary Clinton, would be elected president in the next election. A friend of mine told me that he was so sure the Democrats would take over the presidency that if they didn’t, he would gladly run naked through a church. Thanks to Democrat idol Elliot Spitzer, who had the “brilliant” idea of granting drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, my friend can now look forward to prison while the Democrats may have to wait until the Republicans launch another uncalled for war in order to take the presidency.
In 2004, the Republicans brilliantly sidestepped the war by making gay marriage the main issue. One may laugh at this now, given that Republican spokesperson Bill O’Reilly was caught in phone sex tapes detailing talk that could be construed as homoerotic, beloved Republican Mark Foley was caught playing pin the penis with underage boys, and Larry Craig – well, you know. The main point is that the Republicans brilliantly used this issue to win an election. Now, is gay marriage really the “threat” to society that Republicans made it out to be? Are Dorothy styled weddings really going to hurt anybody? Is giving the same rights to people, regardless of their sexual preference and love of Barbara Streisand, going to bring down society? The answer is an easy “No!” but Republicans were very smart to make people think otherwise.
Flash forward three years later. George W. Bush’s ratings are lower than low while opposition to the war in Iraq has doubled since the last election. Gee, what can Republicans do to sidestep their failures this time? Two words: Illegal Immigration. The only difference between 2004 and 2007 is that unlike gay marriage, illegal immigration is actually a huge threat to our society. Although I could barely say the word “Republican” a year ago, I would gladly vote for the Republican candidate who promises to do something about illegal immigration, the biggest travesty to hit our country since slavery.
I know there are people reading this, screaming “RACIST!” After all, calling somebody a racist these days has become a cliché, just as calling someone a communist was in the 1950s. Actually, I was one of those, ten years ago, who thought that people against illegal immigration were racists. That was right around the time I moved to Southern California and landed my first teaching job at a school in Costa Mesa, one that housed a huge illegal immigrant student population. I was honored to teach these students and even learned Spanish in order to help them. When I saw how much these students and their families devalued education, my opinion started to change.
Don’t get me wrong: not all of the illegal immigrant students were bad. There were some who wanted to work hard and make something out of their lives. But I can safely tell you that most of them were harassed by the other students, beaten up, or, in one case, murdered. The majority of the illegal immigrant students tore up textbooks, wrote gang graffiti all over the classroom, tore down American flags all over the school, sexually harassed other teachers, and did every other disgraceful thing one can imagine. Their favorite graffiti phrase was “M.E.C.H.A,” which I later found out to be a school-sponsored hate group that used "Por la raza todo, fuera de la raza nada" as their motto. That means “Everything for the race. Everything outside the race, nothing.” Oh, they also preached for the extinction of all non-brown people. The hatred and intolerance that radiated from these students was absolutely pathetic, but not quite as pathetic as the school district’s silence on their behavior.
I did not hate any of these kids; it was very hard to, especially given their situation. Often, when calling parents about their behavior, the teachers would be told to stop calling or that the parents simply didn’t care about the kids. I later found out that many of these kids were used as anchor babies and had no other important purpose for life in the eyes of their families. It’s funny how illegal alien activists always use the phrase, “for the children” but don’t seem to care when these children are pathetically exploited for immigration purposes.
After this experience, the illegal immigration issue started to bother me. When I witnessed thousands of Illegal crime committing aliens march to protest (while waving flags from Mexico and other countries) our laws on the streets of Los Angeles last year, I learned that there was a war being launched against the United States. I joked to someone that we will soon see murderers, pedophiles, arsonists and others march for their “rights” too. She thought that the comparison was a little extreme, but saw the point I was trying to make.
Apparently, all the criminal illegal immigrants and their supporters have shot themselves in the foot. George Bush’s plan to give amnesty to millions of criminals who entered our land unlawfully, with many engaging in identity theft, murder, and other crimes, has failed to pass. Many of the amnesty supporters, such as John McCain, have received severe death threats from citizens because of their support.
This issue has emotionally hit people like no other since abortion. The difference here is that a large majority of Democrats and Republicans agree that criminal illegal immigrants are socially and financially destroying this country. George Bush might have alienated many of his Republican followers by supporting the failed blanket amnesty proposal, but another Republican, Rudy Giuliani, is picking up the pieces by taking a hard stance against illegal criminal invaders. He will certainly win the Republican nomination and – if he makes illegal immigration the top issue of his campaign – will be our next president.
Still think I’m a racist? I ask all of you pro-criminal alien supporters to do me a favor: Take a trip to either Mexico, El Salvador, or even Guatemala one day. Enter there illegally and demand that all their documents be written in English and Spanish. Then, go mock their laws by marching with an American flag, telling them their laws are racist. If you’re still alive after that, it would be a miracle.