Saturday Forum


03/19/10
– A Reader Accuses Us Of Hypocrisy Over St. Patrick`s
Day

A Washington D.C. Lawyer Explains Why Nancy Pelosi May Not Support Luis Gutierrez; etc.

From:


Charles Black (e-mail
him)



Re: Joe Guzzardi`s Column:
Obamacare + Amnesty + One Term President. But Where`s
The Immigration Moratorium?

Guzzardi
wrote:


“Not only are there no
Republican cosignatories—but
House Leader


Nancy Pelosi`s
name is conspicuously
missing.”

Leadership generally doesn`t cosponsor bills because it
doesn`t want to look like it favors a certain
Member of Congress or an
individual legislative text before it`s vetted through
committee.

When you do
see a leader on a bill it is most likely the whip who
will often cosponsor as a trade off to win the bill
sponsor`s vote on another future issue.

The exception may occur if the bill originated with
leadership or if it is that leader`s

lifelong project
or a goal promised during his
campaign.

For example,
Pelosi cosponsored an environment bill because that was
the issue that she campaigned on years ago that won her
a seat in Congress.

As
far as

H.R. 4321
, Gutierrez`s treasonous
amnesty bill, you could
conclude that Pelosi is not committed enough to sign on
or that she thinks it`s a loser and doesn`t want to get
behind it.



Black`s previous letters about the Department of
Homeland Security visa waiver program, Barney Frank`s
immigration advocacy and a fraud immigration marriage
that ended in murder are


here
,
here
and

here
.
Black describes himself as a Democrat who is “100
percent” on our side of the immigration debate.

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A California Hispanic Says God Wants Us All To Work Together

From: 


Maria Gomez (e-mail
her)



Re: Brenda Walker`s Blog:
San Bernardino Church Turns Mexican And Americans Feel
Abandoned

Church is not
a place to act out against others who may not be of the
same ethnic background.

Instead, church is for anyone that calls himself a

Roman Catholic
or any other Christian religion.

God does not
discriminate. He wants the same rights for everyone, no
matter if you`re white, black, Asian or Hispanic. If you
go to church to talk or judge others then you are
disobeying

God`s word
.

If most of the
San Bernardino church-goers are Hispanic and no English
speakers attend, then everything during the Mass will

logically be said in Spanish.

And just to remind your readers that the whites were not
the first ones in this country. It belonged to

American Indians
before the Europeans stole it from
them.

In other
words, at one time whites were immigrants.

It`s just that

VDARE.COM
doesn`t
want to look at it that way.  But God wants us to
work together by treating each other like the brothers
and sisters we are.

To
close with the Bible`s words:

Romans 8:28

"And we know that God causes everything to work together
for the good of those who love God and who have been
called according to His purpose.”



Joe
Guzzardi
comments
:


We`ve heard Gomez`s argument
many times before: that



Indians
were the



first Americans.
And we are familiar with the view
point that God sees us all as equals. But the point
Walker made is that the rapidly changing demographics of
California in general,
and San Bernardino in particular, has stripped Americans
not of their faith and good will to their fellow man but
of their churches, the place where they came together to
celebrate those qualities.


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Another California Reader Says That Injecting Racism Into The Debate About The Growing Numbers Of Roman Catholic Hispanics In Churches Is “Ridiculous”

From: Robert
Waterfield (e-mail
him)

In today`s
multicultural world, no one church will be a perfect fit
for every congregant.

I would just
suggest that these disenfranchised Roman Catholics not
totally give up on their faith but get in their car to
try a different parish.

Show your lack of support by keeping

your checkbook closed
to the Catholic Church. Give
to a different charity.

The

U.S. Catholic Church`s leadership
is as
misguided as
Washington

D.C.
When questioning federal
immigration policy,
racism always comes to the fore, just as it does when
someone

criticizes
President Barack Obama.

Ridiculous!

Native or long time residents of
California

are not racists but do not want to cede our state to


Baja California
or be dictated to by Roman
Catholic hierarchy

There are
too
many sermons
from the Catholic pulpit that push the
progressive, Democratic agenda of amnesty, open borders
and embracing illegal aliens. 

No wonder
Catholics are fed up with their church. I find it all
very sad.


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A Third Roman Catholic Reader Says Her Church Is Nothing More Than “A Business”

From: Paula
Smydo (e-mail her)

The
Roman Catholic Church
, especially

in California
, realized long ago that its
demographics were changing rapidly to a predominantly
Hispanic make up.

So, in the same way as

Wal-Mart
or

Coca-Cola
, it made a wise business decision. Masses
and other church functions in Hispanic neighborhoods
were converted from English to Spanish. By making its
parishes more inclusive, the Catholics increase the
likelihood of donations. Even the poor give—many
consider it blasphemous not to. For the church, it`s all
about money.

But it`s sad that
America

has made it so easy for the Hispanic population not to

learn English
by catering to them by having
everything translated in Spanish.

When

my ancestors
arrived, they took steps to learn
English and become citizens and they did not receive

free hand outs
from the
U.S.

government.




Joe Guzzardi
replies
:



The Roman Catholic Church still has outposts of where
doing good deeds outweighs pandering to the illegal
alien lobby and grubbing for money. On the whole,
though, it`s maddening that the Church leadership
steadfastly refuses to endorse
federal immigration law
enforcement.



Consider retired parish priest, Fordham University Ph.D.
and ally Father Pat Bascio whose position on illegal
immigration advocates was reported by Brenda in her



earlier column
:



“Groups that favor illegal immigration often invoke the
Almighty and wrap themselves in the mantle of compassion
as their justification for turning a blind eye to the
terrible consequences to America of our porous borders.
If simply giving somebody something they want without
making them earn it is compassion, then laziness is next
to godliness.



“The American and Mexican bishops should use their good
intentions and powerful influence to remind the Mexican
government that it has a responsibility for its
citizens.”


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