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Old 07-12-2007, 09:35 AM
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I am a black woman who grew up in rural Oklahoma, where train tracks separated cultures, and I was one of only two blacks in my senior class. I have been a soldier in the anti-American Middle East, and I have felt the isolation of being a conservative Republican instead of the liberal Democrat I am expected to be. Currently, I sport a badge of authority.

Because of these life experiences, I thought I had been called every name in the book except the one my parents gave me. But when a co-worker called me a racist, I was absolutely unprepared.

The accusation was made largely because of a sticker on the back of my truck. The simple statement "Stop illegal immigration" has earned me angry looks and obscene gestures in traffic. I have watched as cars rush to pull up beside the "redneck." Their scowls often turn to bewilderment when they spot me behind the wheel.

My Hispanic co-worker played the ace-in-the-hole race card by insisting only Latinos are being targeted for immigration reform. When I pointed out my sticker mentioned no race in particular, he stated, "It doesn't matter because everyone knows who you are referring to."

At that moment, I realized just how much irrational emotional feelings and personal agendas have alarmingly snuffed out common sense in this country. From top lawmakers in Washington to so-called sanctuary cities, everyone has succumbed to massive pressure from illegal factions.

Let us define common sense. It is the natural instinct that compels us to the logical thing when faced with an issue shrouded in smoke screens.
The Denver Post - I'm a racist?
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:52 AM
Location: Toledo
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Excellent editorial! I completely agree!

Oh, and to all of those people who call those who want secure borders "racist". It takes one to know one!
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:04 AM
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Calling people names is a trite tactic used by people who know they have no solid ground on the issue. It's really sad that Americans can't speak for their country and for their rights without being ridiculed by foreign interests who live here but have little respect for Americans and our laws.
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:24 PM
Location: Houston Texas
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Kind of like when pro border people call those who have no problem with immigrants "unamerican" I guess both sides call names for the same reasons
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Old 07-12-2007, 02:48 PM
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You lost me. One side fights for the America and the rights of Americans. The other side of fights for illegal immigrants. Your people are smarter than me. You decide which side is anti-america, the side who fights for Americans or the side who fights for illegal foreigners.
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Old 07-13-2007, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by chloedog View Post
Excellent point- I went over this at great length in another post (check my posts if interested)- I'm in an interracial family. I have strong ties to the Hispanic community. I'm certainly in no position to be a "racist". The fact is that white racists are going to be attracted to the idea of "closing the border". White racists also like nice cars, cheap gas, and a balanced diet, I would imagine; that doesn't make these "racist" ideas.
Illegal immigration is a vexing legal problem, compounded by a huge cultural divide. It is not a "racist" issue, though indeed racists may want to chime in.
It may interest you to know that there are an awful lot of Hispanics here in California who are getting very disenchanted by "open borders". They may be "meanies", but they are hardly racists...
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