The O’Reilly Factor last night invited two pro-immigration activists to address the overheated racial hostilities that are coming more out into the open, as the debate over what to do about illegal immigration intensifies. Not surprisingly, they added fuel to the fire with blatant distortions of Arizona’s new immigration law.
“You’re absolutely right that tension is rising,” said one of the activists Enrique Morones, “and this bill in Arizona adds to the tension. It allows racial profiling and allows civilians to act as federal immigration agents. I believe people should be able to wear the flag of any country they wish, but not in a provoking manner. It’s important to not antagonize.”
The other activist, Francisco Hernandez, the tensions on the media and extremists.
There is no tension between Hispanics and Anglos or Hispanics and blacks; it is being fueled by extremists on both sides who are just nuts.
This is typical left-wing race-baiting . Leftists also love to point fingers at everyone but themselves. And that includes President Barack Obama whom, like his predecessors, has done nothing to stop the flow of illegal immigration and yet blames states bearing the brunt of his failure for taking measures to protect their citizens from harm.
Anyone who has actually read Arizona’s law carefully and has reasoning ability would understand that it merely reinforces what the federal government should be doing in the way of enforcement of federal immigration laws but hasn’t. In fact, if President Obama and Attorney General Holder go ahead and sue Arizona for alleged racial profiling and discrimination as they have hinted they might do, Arizona should come right back with a claim against the U.S. government for violating Article 4, Section 4 of the Constitution by not protecting the borders against the invasion of illegal aliens:
The United States shall guarantee to every State in the Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion
As for the the Los Angeles City Council, which decided to boycott Arizona as punishment for daring to pass a law to protect its citizens, it deserves one of O’Reilly’s pinhead awards. Council members actually compared Arizona’s action to Nazi Germany and the beginning of the Holocaust. I would like to ask Francisco Hernandez if the LA City Council members who spout such nonsense are the extremists he had in mind.
Don’t these dimwits realize that their boycott will only end up hurting the average working people of Arizona who may lose their jobs because of the reduced demand for Arizona products and services? Don’t they realize that Hispanics will be among these residents who may be hurt the most by their boycott, particularly as it affects the service industry? Have they thought about the possibility that their boycott may boomerang on them if cities in border states like Texas and Arizona decide to reciprocate? How does the boycott square with the constitutional provision saying that the citizens of each state are entitled to all of the privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states – i.e., no official discrimination in picking out the citizens of only one state to boycott?
Even if the LA City Council and others calling for a boycott realized the implications of their actions, it would make no difference. That is because all the Left cares about is its abstract vision of a socially just society, not the harm the steps taken to achieve that vision may cause individuals along the way.