Wanda de Jesus (e-mail
Re: Joe Guzzardi`s Column:
Russian Women For Sale—$31,500! (Sorry, Cash Only!)
marriage scams to gain a
and citizenship considered unique to Russians?
I live in
daughter has already been twice offered $8,000 to enter
into a fake marriage.
came from a Moroccan guy who is living in America
illegally (with his wife!). The second offer came from a
who just met my daughter.
are common throughout
among virtually every ethnicity.
From: Brian Van L. (e-mail
Re: Robert Weissberg`s Column:
Is The Affirmative Action Frankenstein On Its Last Legs?
wrote: "…job applicants with identical resumes are
named `Richard` or LaTishya…`"
I bought a
house near a university ten years ago with a plan to
rent out the extra two bedrooms to
Imagine my surprise when I went to place an ad for my
rooms and discovered I can`t advertise for
"students". This, I was told, constitutes discrimination.
Nor can I run
an ad for male or female housemates or for people of a
certain age group and so forth. All those specifics
Even though my ad clearly stated that my rooms are in a
private home and are not commercial rental property,
none of that mattered.
the end, I got burned when I agreed to meet an applicant
who gave her name as
"Julie" but who, in fact, was a young black woman
named Latoya who had learned the trick Weissberg
referred to about lying to people about her name.
situation soon turned messy. I consider myself fortunate
to have gotten out of without being sued or subjected to
civil rights complaint.
As the saying
goes, live and learn.
But I think
we`re way past the point of reason where the government
thinks it has a right to control who lives in my own
Van L. is state employee who specializes in computer
I just read
Weissberg`s column on the
knows the truth of this as well as anyone.
This is a deceptively important comment. Today`s
forceful, unabashed patriotic conservatism (or whatever
label one might use) cannot get out of first gear until
it loses its
To be sure, Jews still flock to the Left though it is
increasingly anti-Semitic. But
habits die hard.
So, just when Jews
think it is safe
to "go in there,"
i.e., join the Right, something like this shows up.
And I`m sure my Jewish friends will say,
"See, I told you
so, VDARE.COM is filled with Jew-haters, so why do you
even associate with them?" If I had a nickel for
every time I was asked why I write for VDARE.COM or
are there, I would have at least a dollar.
What makes the anti-Semitism reflected in this letter so
frustrating is that it is impervious to reason, let
It is pointless to note that countless non-Jews
or that many Jews abhor it. And that it`s equally
foolish to needlessly antagonize potential Jewish allies
with such rants.
an anti-Jewish is gene buried deeply in the conservative
DNA and it just periodically erupts. This inclination is
a disaster far beyond an ill-tempered comment.
Hal Burnett (e-mail
Re: Don Collins` Column:
Democrat Calls On All Progressive Americans: Ignore
writes, the pressure for rationality on immigration and
population issues must continue.
I realize that
there`s already far too much on the federal government`s
plate, but population growth and rampant influxes of
immigration are unlikely to just go away until our
leaders pay serious attention and soon.
policy is a
political hot potato
that shows no signs whatsoever of cooling down.
I`ve yet to see the immigration reform formula with
which I`m entirely satisfied or feel Congress would
willing to settle for half a loaf, if only I knew what
that would be.
dispute whether it is practical to round up all illegal
ship them back
to where they came from, my concern is that before too
long the immigration debate might turn into something
ugly in terms of racial/ethnic hatred, etc. If the U.S.
would only enforce laws already on the books, it would
The more I
think about the immigration problem, the more I`m
convinced that anything less than really clamping down
hard on the
(employers) will work; it`s the only remedy I see.
The "push factor"
is hopeless so long as
are such an element in countries of origin.
And I mean
huge penalties on those companies that
hire illegal aliens:
meaningful fines, removal of business licenses and the
long jail sentences.
But if the
U.S. fails to enforce immigration laws for political
reasons or misplaced humanitarian concerns, then we`re
leading with our chins — always dangerous.
the discourse hasn`t already turned uglier.
But as the
national unemployment rate
nears double digits,
I`m convinced that horrible internecine conflagrations
Burdett has been a newspaper reporter, political writer
and columnist and an editorial page editor for
newspapers in Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis. He
retired earlier this year as Vice President for
Communications of the
an international nonprofit organization headquartered in
Washington, DC. His previous letters about the wisdom of
a national ID card and keeping English as our national