So Anne Martens has a piece over at BlueOregon that calls people who oppose illegal aliens racist.
"There has been more and more anti-immigrant sentiment lately. And by anti-immigrant, I mean anti-Mexican. I'm sick of it. It's time to call this what it is: racism."
She goes on to cite a quote from 1885 as evidence of this apparent racism. It's like listening to Avel Gordley talk about slavery like it was yesterday. (Remember how the Democrats opposed slavery and worked hard to abolish... oh wait...)
So after smearing everyone who think our laws should be enforced... what's that? She didn't smear everyone? Just a select few? Not Peter DeFazio (D) who's excellent op-ed piece took the same position that Victoria Taft, Jim Ludwick and myself take?
Ok, so she smears a select few claiming that they are "hoping to appear hateful enough to snatch up votes with vitriol."
So who is Anne Martens? She is Chief of Communications for Secretary of State Bill Bradbury. She has "interned for the ACLU" and "provided legal services to several plaintiff's medical malpractice trial attorneys" so we know she keeps good company...
The paragraph of all paragraphs in her "who needs actual facts when you can call names" piece is this:
"The immigrant bashers would prohibit people from access to information (like how to start a business), to education (punishing the child for the sins of the father), to drivers licenses (because they prefer unsafe roads), and to all of the resources that can assist people in becoming productive members of society, preventing exploitation, and improving our communities. "
Do I want people who are not allowed to legally work in this country to be able to start a business? Absolutely not, that would be a crime. Apparently Misss Martens thinks that labor laws don't matter.
Do I want to educate illegal aliens? No. They certainly don't deserve in-state college tuition.
As for the causality between not issuing drivers licenses to criminal aliens and unsafe roads, I would prefer that criminal aliens not drive in this country at all! Giving illegal aliens drivers licenses to keep the roads safe is like giving condoms to rapists so their victims don't get an STD.
It's amazing to me that Miss Martens can link "unsafe roads" with illegal aliens not getting drivers licenses but she can't make the connection between illegal aliens and meth. Or illegal aliens and child rape. Or illegal aliens and school problems.
As for why people who talk about illegal immigration, both the pro and the con side, focus on Mexicans is because they are the majority of the people coming here this way. PCUN isn't out trumpeting that illegal aliens from Finland (see a few posts down) get amnesty because he wants to pick berries.
And unlike Miss Martens, I don't discriminate based on skin color or ethnicity, a criminal alien is a criminal alien is a criminal alien. Deport them.