By Tom Henderson • Staff Writer • 

Latino celebration seeks to build community

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gregtompkins

You only need to live in fear if you did something illegal! Why is that such a difficult concept for folks to understand?

Drew1951

OMG! Are you serious, Greg? Have you never heard of racial profiling??? And, please don’t tell us that it does not exist! And, don’t forget that we are all God’s children. Have some compassion!

gregtompkins

Drew, ok then. I’ll start driving without insurance and tell that to the cop if they pull me over to have some compassion on me because I’m one of God’s children.

actionjax

That's true Greg. Drew I have never been stopped because I am Hispanic although people normally assume I don't speak English. I guess by assuming I can't speak English they conclude I am lazy or Nationalistic like many others an don't feel the need or have the desire to learn the language of the land.

gregtompkins

actionjax, something I’ve always wondered. Does this supposed “Latino” race also include totally white people who live in Latin American countries such as Mexico who are of zero indigenous blood? For instance the “chilangos” from DF? They could be of European descent (I.e Spanish) but are they also considered “Latinos?”

Drew1951

Greg: I am totally not surprised by the analogy you drew. Are you implying that all Latinos drive without insurance? Obviously you missed school the day they taught racial profiling.

gregtompkins

Drew, obviously you assume much! Of course I wasn’t implying anything other than highlighting what is conserved an illegal act - “driving without insurance.” And who was the first to imply anything here? The leftist News Register was with their first sentence tying Latinos to “living in fear.” And why live in fear? Because you did something illegal and if you do something illegal you live in fear of getting caught as a result! Illegal Immigrant Latino so why is the news register even saying it is? The only racists and racial profilers are on the left putting everyone into categories and using offensive, inflammatory and divisive rhetoric!

gregtompkins

The very first sentence was politically charged and extremely biased : “Members of the Latino community — whether they are immigrants or not ” Why would any “immigrant” need to live in fear? Of course they wouldn’t live in fear unless they committed fraud and other illegal acts. Leave it to the left constantly changing the rules and moving the goal posts. Just like that myth about “undocumented immigrants” don’t get welfare. But now , alas , we are going to take away the welfare and all the leftists are up in a snit over it.

Joel

Why not just have a great, joyful, fun Latino celebration and stop the whole fear mongering thing.
Good grief, it just never ends when it comes to those on the left...even a great party has to be couched in a hushed tone of "we are doing it because of the fear out there."

gregtompkins

@Joel I went to the festival and they had great food and culture. But it was the leftist whites so ashamed of their own white-ness and wearing Bernie and Elizabeth Warren buttons and their dumb “in our America” yard signs that I was offended by. Why are these leftists using the immigrants for their agenda?

gregtompkins

Why did the left think illegal immigration and giving welfare to illegal aliens was bad in the 90’s and now its considered sacrilege to take away their welfare?

There is Bill Clinton in the 90’s in the state of the union railing against illegal aliens. Why and when did the left lose their heads ?

gregtompkins

Bill Clinton
All Americans, not only in the States most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. That's why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens. In the budget I will present to you, we will try to do more to speed the deportation of illegal aliens who are arrested for crimes, to better identify illegal aliens in the workplace as recommended by the commission headed by former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.

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