The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s “Hold Your Nose” editorial really stinks.

May 25th, 2006

As usual, best cialis doctor the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has their collective heads up their collective asses.

In another snide pro-illegal immigrant editorial, sovaldi sale the board made a couple of their trademark disingenious statements.

Their first complaint is that the proposed Immigration “reform” bill has the temerity to acknowledge that English is the national language of the United States:

Declaring English the “national language” and building 370 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, case for instance, are to meaningful immigration reform what Spackle is to home-building. Both examples appeal to immigration hard-liners but are, in fact, needless affronts to an ally, Mexico…

Why is declaring English our “national language” an affront to Mexico?

Spanish is the official national language of Mexico. Should I be affonted?

The editorial goes on to say:

OK, but making felons of people whose only “crime” is wanting a better life and performing jobs that U.S. employers woo them here to do is overkill.

Wanting a better life is not a crime.

Entering the United States ILLEGALLY is.

THEY BROKE THE GODDAMN LAW.

At least do me the courtesy of acknowledging that fact, before trying to convince me it’s no big deal.

Entry Filed under: Media,Milwaukee

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dean Mundy  |  May 25th, 2006 at 1:29 am

    I’m getting weary of straightening them out. :)

  • 2. Eric  |  May 25th, 2006 at 2:42 am

    Elliot,
    I love the site, and can’t wait to be able to read more of the book. I agree with you on many things, except this. I will ask the simple question: “Have you ever speeded in your life?” Then you broke the law.

  • 3. Administrator  |  May 25th, 2006 at 8:37 am

    Thanks, Eric.

    I appreciate that you like the blog and the book.

    And I have speeded.

    Which means I did break the law.

    I’ve also paid for my speeding over the years with hundreds of dollars in fines.

    But when I was cited for speeding, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board never said my “only crime” was wanting to get somewhere faster.

    I BROKE the law.

    We can argue about the severity of border crossing as an offense. I’m open to that.

    And I’m not comfortable with turning everyone involved into felons.

    But I’m really pissed about some people’s continous dismissal of the fact that THIS form of immigration is ILLEGAL.

    Let’s talk about the substance of the issue, but can we at least acknowledge that a guy who creeps across the border at 3:00 in the morning is not the equivalent of the woman who spends five to 10 years and close to $10,000 to become a legal citizen?

  • 4. Melinda Omdahl  |  May 26th, 2006 at 9:51 am

    Let’s talk about the substance of the issue, but can we at least acknowledge that a guy who creeps across the border at 3:00 in the morning is not the equivalent of the woman who spends five to 10 years and close to $10,000 to become a legal citizen?

    Nicely said! I’m so sick of this debate leaving LEGAL immigrants in the dust.

    Also…

    I will ask the simple question: “Have you ever speeded in your life???? Then you broke the law.

    Yes – Everyone who speeds breaks the law. It’s ILLEGAL to speed. It’s ILLEGAL to do all sorts of things… Kill someone, litter, loiter, spam, rape, get naked in public, punch your significant other AND cross the border tinto the US without proper authorization when you are not a citizen of the US.

    Each crime has it’s own penalty ‚Äî NOT a reward.

    I do not think it is appropriate to reward any ILLEGAL activity. Doing so encourages more illegal activity of the same kind.

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