Gut Rumbles
 

April 17, 2006

like her or not

When Ann Coulter is good, she is very, very good. One thing that really pissed me off about some of the rhetoric spouted by those opposed to any new immigration laws is the tone of entitlement I heard. Somehow, we owe these people something for coming here illegally.

I call bullshit on that idea. It should be the other way around. Immigrants owe THIS COUNTRY something if they want to live here. Learn the goddam language, for starters. Adapt to OUR rules and customs. Don't demand that WE change to suit YOU. Just who the hell do you think you are anyway?

I believe that our immigration system is broken and it desperately needs repair. But I don't appreciate the "fuck YOU" tone of some of those leading the marches and protests over immigration reform.

Coming here ain't no got-dam "right." It's a privilege, one that should be greatly appreciated by those granted it. And I think that anybody who sneaks into this country illegally has a lot of nerve to DEMAND anything from anybody. I don't like that kind of arrogance.

And I also think it's very bad PR for the cause.

Comments

Actually, if you're Cuban, it IS a right.

Posted by: k on April 17, 2006 09:05 PM

"Actually, if you're Cuban, it IS a right."

Another Castro joke right?

Posted by: TC on April 18, 2006 02:37 AM

Andy Rooney did one of his little end of 60 minutes wrapups quips whatever he calls them. Subject:

Won't it be nice when we are all Brown?

I figure in another 20-50 years there won't be enough white people around to even require the 'Caucasion" box on any govt forms!

Posted by: TC on April 18, 2006 02:40 AM

For illegals; Permanent residency if you are good. Citizenship NEVER!

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich on April 18, 2006 06:55 AM

TC, that wasn't a Castro joke, I was referring to the *wet-foot/dry-foot* law. Unlike people from all other nations, United States law grants Cubans the legal right to stay here if they make it to dry land. So in their case, by definition, it's a true legal right, as opposed to a priviledge.

Posted by: k on April 18, 2006 08:15 AM
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