Friday, July 1

Decoding the Activists

From the Arizona Republic:
In Utah, Latino activists angry about a new law that bars undocumented immigrants from obtaining driver's licenses, called for work stoppages and business boycotts. Others are organizing a day of public service.
Here is my professional translation:

In Utah, self-righteous Latino Lib-wackos, angry about a new law that actually dared to bar undocumented immigrants (individuals who broke and circumvented the law, the will of the people, and the decisions of democratically elected representatives) from obtaining a driver's license, called for a work stoppages (just like they do in third world countries, causing serious damage to their homelands economies) and business boycotts. Others are organizing a day of public service.

Seriously though, I don't mean disrespect for the hard working immigrants all over this country. I just cannot justify illegal immigration within my worldview. Immigrants are important to our economy. For the most part, I see immigrants as been honest, hard working individuals who simply want a better life for themselves and their families. But that does not change the fact that there those that would break the law to enter this country. I don't judge their motives. I feel compassion for their plight. Solutions are needed. Justifying or sweeping the problem of Illegal immigration under the rug is not the solution.