April 11, 2006

Breaking it down for the xenophobes

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is ON FIRE! She responds to an emailer who voiced all the usual complaints: that illegal immigrants overwhelm our emergency rooms and schools, yet don't pay taxes, don't fight to defend our country, don't learn English, and send their earnings overseas. It's a succinct, point-by-point rebuttal of the drivel that passes for political dialogue these days. Here's an item that was new to me:

The first soldier to die for the United States in the current war in Iraq was Marine Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala.

He died for you.

You are not in Iraq fighting for anyone. You are home, sending lie-riddled missives to strangers at 3 a.m. on your computer.

Enough said.

Read more about Lance Corporal Gutierrez here.

Posted April 11, 2006 11:44 AM
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