Tempers collide in Cornelius over immigration
Nearly every Saturday this month, anti-immigration protesters have driven from Portland, Sherwood and Salem to intimidate homeowners and contractors attempting to hire day laborers in this Washington County town.
"They're out here illegally; aren't getting drug tested; don't speak English; aren't licensed, bonded or insured," Rick Hickey, with Oregonians for Immigration Reform, said of the day laborers.
If you read the article you might be suprised to learn that the headline wasn't:
Klansmen harrass grandmothers and children... they also killed a puppy
We are "anti-immigrant" and the apologists for the criminals are "pro-immigrant." OK, whatever.
The criminal apologists greatest weapon in this argument is their ability to frame it in a way that the people who want to enforce the law are the bad guys and the law breakers are the victims.
I honestly believe that if we ever had an actual vote to immediatly declare all illegal aliens felons and if you are caught you are deported within the hour it would pass by 85%. This is because people will privately check that box on their ballot but they are scared to death of saying anything in public for fear of being labeled racist.
Baseless and inflamatory accusations are a great substitute when logic, the public, the law and common sense aren't on your side.
To our supporters: Don't be afraid of the name calling. You know what is in your heart. The criminal apologists tactics will not be effective if you don't acknowledge them. I will refuse to respond to the charge of racism from now on. There is no point, they will continue to call me/you/anyone they disagree with a racist no matter what. I will not dignify it with a response.
For those of you who haven't seen or heard about these protests, I have been to all of them to date, here are a few links to my posts. (you can always to a "search this blog" for the word "cornelius" for more posts)
They brought signs
The sign was taken down
Master list of videos