Ugh. When will we be free of these Kennedys?
More pandering. I can at least accept it from a state like California, which has its own illegal immigration problems. If Councilman Reyes thinks Arizona should sink into the quagmire that is California’s budget nightmare, then so be it. But to have to listen to a Kennedy issue edicts on Arizona policy from behind a walled compound in the northeast makes me vomit in my mouth a little. Instead, the Kennedys should simply continue campaigning on global warming while objecting to a wind farm being placed within their line of sight.
Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D.-R.I.) said last week that Mexican President Felipe Calderon had been “right on” in criticizing Arizona’s new immigration enforcement law…“Well, he’s right on,” Kennedy told CNSNews.com. “I mean, it violates the spirit of our own Constitution.
Well, I’m convinced. I’m not sure what the “spirit of our Constitution” is, but I’m quite certain it doesn’t include people residing here illegally. Rep. Kennedy then does what a liberal does best, completely ignore the statute in question, and brings up some completely irrelevant history:
“So, you know, we had a tragic history in this country,” said Kennedy. “The most shameful parts of our history were when we had our slave trade, when we, when we, the Trail of Tears–what we did to our Native Americans. And, you know, the proudest moments in our history are when we had the Civil Rights Act, when we moved forward on integration and expanding the opportunities for all of our citizens.
Don’t forget about the internment of the Japanese-American citizens during World War II. That was racial profiling at its best. Rep. Kennedy, I’m failing to see the similarities between approaching those suspected of being here illegally and the slave trade. In fact, I’ll go one step further and say there’s absolutely no similarity between the two.
“So, this idea of, you know, racial profiling, takes us backwards and really goes to the worst character of our nation and it’s, it’s demeaning to our country that we would move in that direction,” said Kennedy. “It’s beneath us as a people.”
Is it too much to ask of our elected representatives to actually read something before offering an opinion on it. The statute says, very specifically, that racial profiling may not be used as a basis for questioning someone. “It’s beneath us as a people” to enforce our own laws? A more appropriate statement would be: it’s beneath us as a people to fall for a liberal’s crying racism at every possible moment simply to gain votes.