That statement is one of several similarly worded, and equally threatening, responses to a column by Mr. D.A. King, published on June 17.
Does it sound like the cries of ordinary, working-class people trying to improve life for their families, or is it the battle cry of an organized effort to take something that belongs to someone else?
I doubt we have 12 million to 20 million illegal immigrants (depending upon whose estimates you choose) solely because of an influx of common people seeking work. When one reads the propaganda issued by the National Coun-cil of La Raza, it is obvious there is a deeper reason, one which involves the illegal, but peaceful, invasion and sei-zure of control of parts of the United States.
It is frustrating that we still have large sectors of the populace who refuse to accept the evidence in front of them. Our religious and social organizations, which, in the name of humanity, attempt to spoon feed us the concept of compassion for lawbreakers and intruders, constitute a real threat to our awareness of a clear and present danger.
Add to those, the corps of scaremongers raising the cry of skyrocketing prices and billions of dollars in crops rot-ting in the field, if laws on immigration are actually enforced, and it makes for some convincing, but ill-conceived and totally false, justification for allowing the lawbreaking to continue.
For these people, the propaganda machine is working. They are convinced that we cannot survive without the il-legal immigrants. They are convinced that the sheer magnitude of the numbers renders the question of deportation unrealistic. Not true. Presidents Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower all deported large numbers of illegal aliens, caus-ing many others to leave voluntarily.
Several days before Mr. King’s article, there appeared an article, written by West Georgia University Professor, Dr. Krystal Perkins, which was a textbook example of a totally false premise, being promoted by otherwise intelli-gent people. They are convinced, and seek to convince us, that the issue is similar to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ’60s.
Ironically, her column came out at the same time as a news story of the theft of computers from KSU by an illegal immigrant in the employ of the university. That employment itself is a clear violation of the law.
These educationally elite individuals, apparently, cannot distinguish between a thief and victim. The Civil Rights Movement and the illegal immigration problem bear no similarity and are as different as day and night. There is not a tinge of a basis for drawing a parallel.
The former was the struggle by United States citizens whose ancestors were brought here against their will (“vic-tims”). Their fight was to ultimately gain affirmation of the rights of which they had systematically been deprived.
The illegal immigration problem concerns an invasion by foreign nationals (“thieves”) who came here of their own free will, and in violation of the law, and who are systematically depriving United States citizens of their rights, their jobs, their social services and their economy.
Those who try to characterize opposition to illegal immigration as a racial prejudice issue and characterize it as “hate mongering” are equally as misled and ill-informed. It is not “racism”, nor is it “hate”, to insist upon enforce-ment of the law. “Illegal” is an adjective and “illegally” is an adverb. Neither are associated with race, or hate.
Citizens and legal immigrants, across all race and ethnic lines, have been hurt, socially, educationally and eco-nomically by these illegal aliens. We owe their cause no support, sympathy or understanding.
The groundswell of citizen outcry for protection of our jobs, our, families and our futures is unmistakable. The tough immigration laws enacted by the states of Arizona, Georgia and Alabama, coupled with the fact that 18 other states are working on similar laws, are indicators that the American people are cognizant of the severity of this prob-lem, and are demanding that government address it in the strongest terms possible.
I am not sure what these laws are called in other states, but, in Georgia and in Cobb County, HB 87, E-Verify, 287(g) and Sheriff Neil Warren are merely our way of saying “Stop, Thief!"