Long-time commenter Marcia P. recently sent me this email:
As you know, I very much enjoy reading your blog. I don’t get to comment on there very often, as my arthritis makes typing difficult. But I think it’s high time you addressed the immigration issue.
The other day, Ralph and I were in Sam’s Club, and it seemed like half the people working there were Hispanic. Most of them didn’t speak English, and more than one of them was incredibly rude. We left without making a purchase, and will not be returning. We will not pay the annual fee to enter a store that lets foreigners make fun of us.
I disagree with Senator Brownback on this point. He wants to let the illegals come in and take our jobs. I want to kill these people, chop their hands off, and send them home to their families as a warning to the rest of them. Our country is under attack by these people, and it needs to respond in kind.
I recently read that the Democrat candidates all oppose giving driver licenses to illegals. That makes sense to me, as far as it goes. But like most Democrat measures, it doesn’t go far enough. I agree with the Democrats on this one, but I don’t think Sam Brownback does.
Brownback doesn’t understand that this is a good way to kill the thieves off peacefully. Illegals mostly drive around other illegals anyway. They can’t afford to live around real Americans, not for the pennies they make stealing our jobs. Let them kill one another. What do I care if some Latinos die? At least my tax dollars didn’t go toward financing their illicit driving on roads my tax dollars also paid for.
We should build a wall with painted-on gates at the border, then let the Mexicans crash into it when they try to leave America with the money they stole from hard-working Americans. I think not letting them have drivers’ licenses would facilitate this endeavour. Most of them are too stupid and ignorant to notice a painted fence; as for the ones that outsmart the fence, that’s what the dogs are for.
Please let me know your thoughts on this matter. I remain your faithful reader and sister in Christ,
Marcia, President Brownback will not coddle illegals as much as you seem to think he will. Check out his position on the issue. But there’s a difference between not coddling people and not killing them. Remember, most of the Hispanics are decent Catholic conservatives. As such, we should treat them like human beings. They’re not dogs for you to shoot in the street, you know.
I usually agree with you on the issues, Marcia, but in my opinion you’re being a little unreasonable here. Killing millions of illegal immigrants will not make our country any better off. Far from it. In fact, your letter struck me as somewhat (and I hope I’m being off-base, here) racist. Just because someone has brown skin doesn’t mean we should kill them. I got the impression from your letter that maybe you don’t agree with me here. I should point out to you, though, that the only support you’re likely to get for that position around here is from Spacebrother’s candidate, Ron Paul.
What did everybody else think of this letter? Discuss.