From: Elizabeth Theiss (e-mail
I found the perfect place to fly my
"Come and Take It" flag.
Most of the people at the event
were young and gullible freshmen from
University of Houston ready to be brainwashed.
The stormy weather and "Fox-like"
secrecy kept many protesters away.
Nonetheless, we got to hang out
Houston Chronicle reporters although we couldn`t
influence its editorial stance praising Fox even though
the former Mexican president charged Americans opposed
to illegal immigration as "racists and xenophobes."
ex, Editorial, Houston Chronicle, October
My daughter and I really wanted to
see ourselves grace the Chronicle front page. So
I wore an
ICE hat while my daughter carried a 4X4 poster of a
nursing mom who had a Mexican flag on the baby`s
forehead and the U.S. flag on her breast that read: "STOP
At least Fox saw our true Texas
spirit before he stole out of town.
Theiss is a former bilingual instructor who taught for
the Houston Independent School District
Robert Murray, Ph.D. (e-mail
Re: Joe Guzzardi`s Column:
The Bad, The Worse and The Worst—Going, Going And Gone
At a 2006 Townhall meeting that
Craig sponsored, I asked him directly: "Would you
please explain the
Security and Prosperity Partnership and what it is
Craig avoided answering by saying
he was not familiar with the SPP. In other words he
knew, but did not want to say anything lest he let the
cat out of the bag.
We in Idaho are embarrassed that
Craig has been a champion for illegal alien amnesty.
In my dealings with him, I have found Craig to be more
hard-headed than an anvil. He simply doesn`t get the
message that the people of Idaho, except a few bleeding
hearts and some agricultural types who benefit, do not
Ag JOBS or other guest worker programs that provide
For most of his Senatorial career,
Craig has tried to
get one version of Ag Jobs or another passed —by
hook or crook, by stealth, by lies, by any means
available. His latest effort to include
Ag Jobs in this summer`s Comprehensive Immigration
Reform was successful but luckily the bill failed on the
Craig is a pawn of the Bush administration and the
corporate thugs who control the administration.
The word around Idaho is that Craig
changed his mind
about retiring when he learned his pension would
increase by $5,000 if he stayed until the end of his
That`s chump change for him but
Craig will always do what is best for Craig.
Idahoans won`t miss Craig when he`s
gone—or any of the others on Guzzardi`s list.
Murray, born in Washington
D.C., is a grandchild of legal immigrants from
Sweden, Scotland, and
Germany. He grew up in pre-smog California, attended
Forestry School at the University of Montana (BSF and
MSF) and earned a Ph.D. in Plant Ecology at Washington
From: Pat Kittle (e-mail
One of the tracks from
Fogerty`s new CD "Revival" is titled "Gunslinger"
Here are the lyrics:
out across this town
makes me wonder how
things that made us great
left so far behind
used to be a peaceful place
folks, hardworkin` ways
they hide behind locked doors
to speak their mind
think we need a gunslinger
Somebody tough to tame this town
we need a gunslinger
There`ll be justice all around
"Someone let the fences go
eyed bunch moved in, you know
up the street
"Wrecked the paper
old judge got roughed up too
left to make a stand
whisper what`s the use"
The words are wide open to
interpretation. In a recent interview with the Rocky
Fogerty gave no clue that he is referring to illegal
& A with John Fogerty, Mark Brown, Rocky Mountain
News, September 28, 2007]
But while no one should take the "gunslinger"
analogy literally, Fogerty`s references to letting the "fences
go," "shoutin` everybody down," no one left
to "make a stand" and people who whisper "what`s
the use" and are "afraid to speak their mind"
are crystal clear to me.
Kittle lives in Santa Cruz where he works to protect
redwood country by promoting sustainable immigration.
Brian Gordon: (e-mail
Re: Sunnye Ann Rosasco`s
A CT Catholic Reader Faces A Choice: Her Church Or Her
I am a traditional American
Catholic who unreservedly believes the whole magisterium
The disconnect between our Catholic
faith and the current Catholic-in-name-only hierarchy
lies not in some defect with the Catholic religion as it
has been taught in the last two millennia.
Instead, the problem is the
corruption brought into the Church by some very
un-Catholic types who wormed their way into the top
positions while more qualified individuals abstained
from political advancement through a sense of false
That, sadly, has turned out to be a
gross dereliction of duty.
The fruit of this was the Second
Vatican Council that has become the touchstone of the
"new" Catholicism, which in reality is in no
way true Catholicism but rather a
false religion of man concerned with social justice
and helping the oppressed.
In other words, liberalism.
struggling to find ways to deal with those in the
Church who pander to
illegal aliens and insist that Jesus would frown on
immigration control, I suggest they refer to this
passage from the Bible:
amen I say to you: He that entereth not by the door into
the sheepfold, but climbeth up another way, the same is
a thief and a robber." (John 10:1)
Gordon is a student who has earned a Bachelor`s Degree
in music and a Master`s Degree in Chemistry
Neil F. Dunn
Ms. Rosasco might be willing to "throw
out the baby with the bath water".
I fear that she is not separating
the Mystical Body of Christ with all its revealed
dogmatic truths from the political and sociological
positions held by most if not all of the American
Catholic hierarchy and the
National Council of Catholic Bishops.
With today`s Catholic support of
illegal immigration, we have a situation for which
direct action is called—namely, withholding
contributions to the Sunday basket and telling the
priest at the door as to why you refuse to contribute.
It is equally important to get
relatives, friends, and others who support you to do the
While Catholics like Rosasco and I
have an obligation under
Canon Law to financially support our Church,
we have absolutely no obligation to further
Brian Welch (e-mail
Re: James Fulford`s Blog:
Schwarzenegger Signs Immigrant Profiteer Protection Bill
Whether or not
Democratic California Assemblyman Charles M.
Calderon likes it, when the federal government won`t
enforce immigration law, it`s up to the states to
And if the states refuse,
localities must. The suggestion that it`s something "only
the federal government can do" is as ludicrous as it
is ignorant. The pro-immigration law enforcement actions
Farmer`s Branch, TX, and other cities are akin to
the local police responding to a bank robbery – also a
I call it "civil defense."
previous letter about Texas Governor Rick Perry is
Richard Minor: (e-mail
Re: Chuck Baldwin`s Column:
Can A Christian Pray To Allah?
I would like to correct one
egregious error that Baldwin, along with other
is simply the Arabic word for "God", regardless
of how ancient Meccans may have applied it.
It is related linguistically to the
Hebrew "El" as well as the Aramaic "Eli",
the name uttered by Christ on the cross.
Christian Arabs use "Allah"
to mean God.
I have personal knowledge of this,
as a member of the Antiochian Orthodox Church, one of
the Eastern Orthodox churches of Lebanese/Syrian origin.
Arabic is still used liturgically,
in part, and every Sunday I hear the name of Allah in
formula with the Arabic words for "Father", "Son"
and "Holy Spirit".
Other considerations of
Islam aside, to state that "Allah" is the
name of a pagan deity borders on blasphemy and
definitely falls within the bounds of ignorance.
an attorney and former Merchant Marine officer.
Steve Funk (e-mail
Re: Pat Buchanan`s Column:
Although I have a lot of respect
for Pat Buchanan, I think he misses the issues on global
warming and the closely related problem of
The U.S. should take action to
reduce our use of fossil fuel and thereby protect
our national sovereignty.
The first thing a conservative
might propose to reduce fossil fuel consumption is to
stabilize our population by reducing immigration.
Next would be to reduce the
regulatory barriers to carbon neutral power sources such
as wind farms, biomass plants, geothermal plants, and
Third, if an adult wants to be able
to buy a car that gets 50 miles to the gallon but does
not meet US safety standards, let him do it. The most
flimsy car manufactured today is much safer than the
alternative of a motorcycle, which is unregulated.
Fourth, a serious increase in
Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and
gas taxes might be seen as oppressive by some, but will
tend to reduce the need for us to engage in the oil wars
that are draining this country of its wealth and
Whether or not we enter into the
Kyoto Protocol is not the issue. It is a non-binding
statement of intent. Canada signed it, but is not
letting it get in the way of developing its oil
We should implement
conservation measures that are clearly in our
retired and lives in northern California.