Okay...so Sheriff Joe Arpaio set up a hotline for people to report the activities of illegal immigrants and the coyotes that bring them here. And there are a lot of people, like me, that love it (even among those who don't like Sheriff Joke). But there are, as expected, a slew of people who absolutely hate it and are fighting it in every arena they can--email, mainstream media, telemarketing, you name it. In fact, an email originating from the office of Elias Bermudez, the head of an organization called Immigrants Without Borders (gag me with a sharp instrument), had a certain picture attached to it.
What I'd like to know is this: how many of you will look at this picture and believe that it's ANYTHING but a fake? You can see it above.
What cracks me up is that the Arizona Repugnant (er...ah...I meant to say Arizona Republic) actually had to announce that it was doctored! What does that tell us, boys and girls? There were people out there who believed it was REAL!
Oh, please...my IQ is dropping with every second I waste reading this drivel.
What's more is that Elias Bermudez went on to publicly "apologize," saying, "I hope he understands someone is playing a bad joke...but he also needs to know that whoever put it together is expressing the feelings of the Hispanic community. We really fear Joe Arpaio."
In a word?
America is America--not Mexico, not Germany, England, Ireland, or any other country. We are AMERICA. We come from all different backgrounds, faiths, cultures and countries to form something unique, a place where people are free to speak as they wish, believe freely, assemble peacefully, defend themselves, and prosper (as long as said activities do not infringe upon the same rights of another person). Arizona is not and WILL NOT ever be "Aztlan." It is a part of America--the land of the free and the home of the brave. If we don't stand up and say NO now, right now, to those who wish to make America into something she was never meant to be, we'll lose the American dream forever.
And yes, that means stopping unfettered immigration and giving all criminals--whether they're here legally or illegally--their due, including the death penalty.