Interesting take on immigration by Joe Klein of Time:
I am wildly in favor of immigration, legal and illegal. I realize that national security–i.e. terrorism–requires that we secure the borders, and that’s a good thing, if almost impossible . . . I find the tendency of some of the Republicans running for President to play to our very worst instincts–and I mean racism, in this case–is just nauseating . . . In the end, this sort of nativism has been a persistent loser in American political history; I hope it will be again in 2008.
I agree with him. I am in favor of immigration too, I could care less if they’re legal or not. I could also care less if they speak English. You can hear Polish, Spanish, or Pig Latin anywhere in this city, and certainly many other languages I don’t even know about. I think that’s alright. The people who want to build a wall on the borders? I’d like them out, please. Friggin’ un-American bastards! Reminds me of a White Stripes song:
White Americans, what?
Nothing better to do?
Why don’t you kick yourself out?
You’re an immigrant too?
Who’s usin’ who?
What should we do?
Well you can’t be a pimp
And a prostitute too