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Monday, April 10, 2006

March For Citizenship

Today more protest marches are scheduled in 90 US cities in opposition to Congress passing an immigration bill. These marches are following the mass demostrations and marches last week. But I'm a bit incorrect in my characterization of today's marches.

Congress is mired in conflict on which immigration bill should be put forth for vote and what the bills should contain. As of today, there is no immigration bill ready for the light of day. The protests have evolved into a human rights and citizenship cause.

You've got to hand it to the illegal aliens (what a lousy term, like they are gun runners from outer space) for having the pride and bravery to shout to our government. It's too bad we can't get this type of emotion and power into marches for impeachment.

I can't help but admire people who don't have any rights because they aren't citizens, demanding rights, such as citizenship. The fact is that overwhelmingly many illegal immigrants have been contributing to our society and after many years of this are right to expect something simple in return, citizenship. They don't have the right to vote, but they are certainly exercising what is a basic American human right, free speech.

I don't know about anyone else, but they've got my attention and I'm willing to listen. More power to them.

1 Comments:

Blogger MP said...

I can't help but admire people who don't have any rights because they aren't citizens

Everyone (citizens and non-citizens) living in U.S. rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

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