Saturday, May 13, 2006

Flirting with bigotry

Or, at the very least, extreme xenophobia. Check out some of these comments from yesterday's Minutemen rally in D.C.:

"They should be rounded up and deported, every single one of them," John Clark of the American Immigration Control Foundation said to a cheering crowd of about two dozen. "Leave them here and in 10 years this will not be the United States of America."

Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrist said such protests underlined the growing threat posed by the estimated 11.5 to 12 million illegal immigrants now in the country.

"They are not assembling to protect their rights. They are assembling to strip us of our rights," Gilchrist said.

What rights would that be? The right to hate Mexicans, perhaps?

1 comment:

  1. Heidi7:26 PM

    Wow, a whole 2 dozen people.
    He'll go far.