I noticed this lady was crying so I asked permission to snap a photo and then asked why she was crying. She informed me that she had been working with "these folks" for a number of years and she wanted them to feel at home here.It comes complete with a presumed picture of the useful idiot.
Let me start by saying this was a very nice lady, she truly was. I'm sure those who know her would say she has an enormous heart.
But she's an idiot and indicative of a phenomena I noticed along the marches path. Upper crust white women lined the path and had a look on their faces I can only describe as a mother watching her child. It was a species of pride that galled my soul.
It was almost unbelievably arrogant, but arrogance cloaked in compassion. And this type of empty headed compassion is killing this country. We can't allow every person on the planet to enter so where do we draw the line?
"As the saying goes, 'I have a dream.' Well, we have dreams, too," [a marcher] said. "African-Americans were looking for social acceptance. That is what we want, too."Obvious to most, there's a difference between someone who's ancestors were brought here hundreds of years ago and someone who snuck over the border three months ago. Obvious to everyone, of course, except for "liberals". Despite the source, the report is slightly less unbalanced than the others.
"Sometimes, people say people from here are better than Mexicans," said Gabriela Montelongo, a 3rd grader. "I tell them no, they aren't. They're the same people."OK. Now, perhaps her parents should consider abiding by our laws just like we would abide by theirs. Few Americans would try to flout the laws of Mexico, and even fewer would illegally enter Mexico then hold marches demanding rights to which they weren't entitled. Almost all Americans would consider that unthinkable.
"Whether their names are Gutierrez or Lozano, Lipinski or Blagojevich; it doesn't matter," said Gov. Rod Blagojevich. "This is a country build by immigrants."
Mayor Richard M. Daley said: "Those who are here undocumented, we're not going to make criminals out of them. That is not what America has ever stood for and will not stand for."
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez told the crowd that immigrants are here to stay, and pledged to work to block the bill.
"It is clearly a time in which we proudly here in Chicago have said enough of unfairness and bigotry and hatred against the immigrant community," said Rep. Luis Gutierrez, (D)-Chicago.
"The city of Chicago has been built by immigrants. Our past, our present and future deals with immigrants. No one in the history of America can ever turn their backs upon immigrants this day and age," said Mayor Daley.
Noting Chicago was built by new arrivals to this country who simply wanted a share of the American Dream, Daley said, "We are not going to make criminals out of (immigrants). That is not what America has ever stood for."
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a Hispanic, drew cheers as he recognized Irish, Polish, Chinese and African-American rally participants.
"I have never been prouder to march, to show my commitment to a cause, than I have been today," Gutierrez said. "We have brought together the true fabric of what Chicago is, of what our country is."
"Raise those American flags!" shouted Gutierrez. "This is our country, and this is where we will stay."
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