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Illegal Activists: "They're Not Going To Take It Anymore"? How About "We Aren't Going To Take It Anymore"?
The over-the-top arrogance and chutzpah of the illegal alien movement is astounding when you think about it. Illegal aliens break our laws for years, then the most vocal of them (and of course their supporters in the media and political realm) demand more and more, making ordinary taxpaying Americans out to be the bad guys for not giving them all they want. I mean, why are our lawmakers even considering amnesty? Why aren't these people out of here yesterday?
Along these lines, a recent article on "Fox News Latino" (if Fox is so "conservative" why do they have a Fox News Latino?) tells us that long-suffering illegal aliens are so frustrated that they just can't take it anymore and are getting even more rambunctious. It's entitled They're Not Going to Take It Anymore: New Generation of Immigrant Advocates Take Radical Approach (Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino, October 16, 2013).
My question is, when are Americans not going to take any more of this? When are we going to vote out the politicians who coddle illegal immigration (including those who say they're against it but do nothing substantial about it)? When are we going to demand our leaders enforce the law and deport the illegals?
Here's how the article begins:
The frustration, say immigration advocates, is reaching a fever pitch.
That is why, many say, recent weeks have seen activists use chains and pipes to tie themselves to the tires of buses that carry immigrants slated for deportation to court, block traffic on Capitol Hill and get arrested, surround Tucson police when they targeted two immigrants during a traffic stop, and chain themselves and block the entrance of a federal detention center.
More such actions, they vow, are coming.
“It's absolutely out of frustration and impatience,” said Marisa Franco, campaign organizer for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, which helped coordinate some of the more provocative actions. "Immigrant communities who are losing 1,100 loved ones every day to deportation cannot wait for Congress to end its political games or for the President to rediscover his moral compass," she added.
"The people will take power back into their own hands and set a true example of leadership that the Beltway will have to follow,” Franco vowed.
"The people will take power back into their own hands"? How about the American people taking the power back?
Here's what happened at Tucson:
... the actions outside a federal courthouse in Tucson prompted a judge to cancel deportation proceedings.Some 15 people were arrested after immigration rights activists blocked two buses bringing suspected illegal immigrants to a federal courthouse in Tucson. A few days later, on Tuesday, officers in Tucson pepper-sprayed members of a crowd trying to prevent U.S. Border Patrol agents from detaining two people who originally police encountered during a traffic stop.The Tucson Police Department dispatched 100 officers to deal with protests at two locations, something that Sgt. Chris Wildmer told reporters entailed pulling them off patrols throughout the city.
Why do we put up with this? Obviously, if the federal government had the will to stop it, it would. Which leads me to believe that the federal government is on the side of the protesters.
Demonstrators also have held hunger strikes and demonstrations outside offices of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, taking the battle right to the source.
The advantage here is that you have a lot of illegal aliens together in one public place. So, round 'em up and deport 'em. And if, as I suspect, some of the protesters are American citizens, well, so what. Let Mexico deal with 'em. (Mexico, by the way, doesn't permit foreigners to participate in political demonstration in its country).
So why do we tolerate this? More specifically, why do we tolerate leaders who tolerate (and aid and abet) this?