Sunday, August 19, 2007

Mark Steyn Asks Some Tough Questions About The Sanctuary Charade

This is an excellent article by Mark Steyn. It points out that we have been living a charade with a shadow state of illegal immigrants. That foolishness is of course complimented by the charade of the war on 'terror.' Power to truth they say. I for one am tired of the lies.

Saturday, August 18, 2007
Mark Steyn: Speaking of sanctuary, where's ours?
Syndicated columnist

At the funeral of Iofemi Hightower, her classmate Mecca Ali wore a T-shirt with the slogan: "Tell Me Why They Had To Die."

"They" are Miss Hightower, Dashon Harvey and Terrance Aeriel, three young citizens of Newark, New Jersey, lined up against a schoolyard wall, forced to kneel and then shot in the head.

Miss Ali poses an interesting question. No one can say why they "had" to die, but it ought to be possible to advance theories as to what factors make violent death in Newark a more-likely proposition than it should be. That's usually what happens when lurid cases make national headlines: When Matthew Shepard was beaten and hung on a fence in Wyoming, Frank Rich wrote in the New York Times that it was merely the latest stage in a "war" against homosexuals loosed by the forces of intolerance. Mr. Shepard's murder was dramatized in plays and movies and innumerable songs by Melissa Etheridge, Elton John, Peter, Paul and Mary, etc. The fact that this vile crucifixion was a grisly one-off and that American gays have never been less at risk from getting bashed did not deter pundits and politicians and lobby groups galore from arguing that this freak case demonstrated the need for special legislation.

.... read the rest of Mark Steyn: Speaking of sanctuary, where's ours?

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