Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Ron Maxwell on the Immigration Crisis

The link below will take you to an open letter to President Bush written by Ron Maxwell, a film producer/director known for Gettysburg and other productions. This is perhaps the most astute piece on America's illegal immigration crisis I have seen yet. I believe he is spot on and pray that our administration (and legislators) will wake up and smell the quesadillas before it's too late.

WorldNetDaily

7 comments:

crownring said...

The author of the letter to President Bush makes a great deal of sense, Sola. I do believe this is an invasion of the U.S., one being sponsored by the Mexican government.

However I ran across this article which I found to be just as disturbing. After reading it, I thought I caught a whiff of the stench American pre-Civil War slavery and imagined one old plantation owner complimenting his neighbor on his fine home and getting the most out of his slaves. Is the corporate exploitation of the illegal alien work force to keep the American economy afloat just a resergence of slavery?

crownring said...

Before I forget again......

http://www.slate.com/id/2141284/

SolaMeanie said...

I think there's a lot to be said for this idea, crownring. I've said from the very beginning (in off-blog conversations) that they need to crack down hard on those hiring illegals. I mean HARD. Prison time, stiff fines and even closure of their businesses. If no one would hire illegals, they wouldn't come here.

Another thing that needs more airing is the growing number of gang members coming over the border. These thugs are deadly and we're just ignoring it.

Georgia Girl said...

This is invasion masquerading as immigration. This phrase says it all. Reconquista (the "re-conquest" of the Southwest by Mexico) is spouted by legal immigrants, illegal immigrants and even some politicians.

Now is the time for President Bush and the Republican majority to show some backbone and deal with this problem. Ignoring it has brought us to the impasse that faces us today.

SolaMeanie said...

What do you think of those theologians dredging up the "alien in your midst" as justification for allowing the influx? I think that is dubious Bible application at best. Somehow the alien of the Old Testament (or sojourner) doesn't quite fit the modern example of those violating American law by crossing the border without permission.

Rob said...

I think immigration is a tough issue for you American's. I'm really hoping that corporations aren't going to have another class of people to exploit.

Rob

SolaMeanie said...

I agree with you, Rob. It really is slave labor. I think the heads of the companies hiring illegals need to be prosecuted and jailed. If our own people don't want to do the jobs these illegals do, then perhaps we really don't need the products that badly. If we want the products they supply, then perhaps we in America need to be willing to dirty our hands in the farm fields and clothing sweatshops.