Bush speaks on immigration and demands that fear not be used. Hmmm? Read the bolded text below:
As we move toward the process, we also have a chance to move beyond tired choices and the harsh attitudes of the past. The immigration debate should be conducted in a civil and dignified way. No one should play on people's fears, or try to pit neighbors against each other. No one should pretend that immigrants are threats to American identity, because immigrants have shaped America's identity.
No one should claim that immigrants are a burden on our economy because the work and enterprise of immigrants helps sustain our economy. We should not give into pessimism. If we work together, I'm confident we can meet our duty to fix our immigration system and deliver a bill that protects our people, upholds our laws, and makes our people proud.
OK, The last 5 years of Bush speak has all been about fear. Fear of terrorists, fear of a living minimum wage, fear of a collapse in the economy if the taxes on the very rich aren't cut... And now, he has the brazen audacity to lecture the whole US on not using fear.
Why shouldn't we fear open porous uncontrolled borders allowing a flood of aliens who have little desire to learn our language and wish to siphon money out of this economy and transport it to Mexican and Central American slums so that their uncontrolled reproduction can fuel more invasion.
There is rational fear and there is irratinal exhuberance. Besides leaving the door wide open for terrorism to waltz or samba into the USA, we risk turning the whole US economy into another South American, Central American or Mexican slum.
Keep talking Mt. President. Maybe you will persuade somebody, somewhere that corporations need and deserve cheap labor and your military adventures require cannon fodder. But, don't mention fear again, because that is what all your campaigns on war forever on terrorism have been all about. Your demands to strip US citizens of fundamental freedoms have been all about fear. Fear that somebody somewhere might use a telephone to connect terrorism to something, so consquently everybody should not fear having all their private conversations bugged by the military.
**Stay tuned even if all you fear right now is a huge collapse of the housing price bubble---Doug Wiken