A friend has drawn attention to the extrordinary letter published last week by Congressman Steve King (R) of the 5th District in Iowa: Biting the Hand That Feeds You The Des Moines Register April 26 2006:
With help from the Mexican government, Mexican unions, Mexican political groups, and through the Spanish language radio and newspapers, the call has gone out to make America experience a total boycott, both here and in Mexico. Talk about biting the hand that feeds youThe May 1st anti-Gringo-fest is also being billed as "A Day Without Immigrants" which is a misnomer ...The issue before Congress is illegal immigration. Perhaps the May 1st boycott should give America a glimpse into "A Day Without ILLEGAL Immigration."What would that May 1st look like without illegal immigration? There would be no one to smuggle across our southern border the heroin, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamines that plague the United States, reducing the U.S. supply of meth that day by 80%. The lives of 12 U.S. citizens would be saved who otherwise die a violent death at the hands of murderous illegal aliens each day. Another 13 Americans would survive who are otherwise killed each day by uninsured drunk driving illegals. Our hospital emergency rooms would not be flooded with everything from gunshot wounds, to anchor babies, to imported diseases to hangnails, giving American citizens the day off from standing in line behind illegals. Eight American children would not suffer the horror as a victim of a sex crime. On the negative side, the price of a pound of tomatoes might go up from $0.79 to $0.80...
The emerging cheap labor "ruling class" in America is the strongest supporter of amnesty for illegals. Their anti-American "new servant class" has chosen to boycott them; the very definition of irony. On May 1st, Primero de Mayo, Americans will observe, as illegal immigrants celebrate, "Bite the Hand That Feeds You Day."
I am bewildered to decide whether to be more surprised that a Congressman would write this, or that he would write so well. And despite predictable whining
by The Des Moines Register
, King appears to be standing his ground. WHOVTV.com
reports he said on Tuesday
There isn`t any work Americans won`t do. What Americans won`t do is enforce our laws. We`ve failed to enforce are laws at the border. We`ve failed to enforce our laws at employee sanctions are concerned. And this has empowered a massive number of people who are here illegally," said King.
Has a new planet
swum into our sight?