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.
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