That is what causes the backlash -- the fundamental unfairness of the demands coming from these protestors and the politicians pandering to them. Americans feel that their laws should be obeyed and those who break them should be held accountable. Having parades of lawbreakers marching down the street demanding that they in essence benefit from their lawbreaking sticks in the craws of many Americans, even those who might otherwise be sympathetic to guest-worker programs. It has polarized the debate, and now more people offer all-or-nothing solutions.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Here's Captain's Quarters on the Immigration Backlash
I liked what Captain's Quarters had to say about the prominence of the Mexican flag at the initial round of illegal immigration protests in March. The protesters succeeded in alienating large segments of the U.S. population with the rhetoric of the "reconquista":
Posted by Donald Douglas at 5:04 AM