'Since We Stole It, Let Them Steal It Back'
Posted Thu, Jul 3, 2003 at 10:48 am
I linked to the article "California's Racial Iceberg" in the last post, but I think it deserves its own post:
...This piece examines what several very powerful California politicians have revealed in their own words, perhaps divulging where ultimate loyalties reside, using words many would consider incendiary and racist. If one definition of loyalty is "faithful in allegiance to one's lawful government," then we may have some real problems on our hands...
On June 17, I watched an incredible exchange during the legislative hearing over the Matricula Consular card (SB522) introduced by Manny Diaz, D-San Jose. The bill would require every state public officer or employee to accept, for identification purposes, the card as equivalent to a California driver's license or ID card issued by the DMV...
Yeh Ling-Ling, the executive director of the Diversity Alliance for a Sustainable America (DASA), stated:
"... [Mexico and/or Mexican-American politicians] said publicly that they are going to use immigration to control the Southwest, retake the Southwest, and eventually, take over the entire U.S...."
Interruption by State Sen. John Vasconcellos, D-San Jose: "Since we stole it from them, why do you say it's unfair to steal it back from us?"
Yeh Ling-Ling: "I'm sorry?"
Vasconcellos: "We stole it from them in the first place."
Yeh Ling-Ling: "Exactly what do you want to have happen?"
Vasconcellos: "I found your testimony (shaking his head, putting his glasses down) - I don't want to debate you."
Yeh Ling-Ling: (with a questioning look) "Exactly?"
Vasconcellos: "I don't want to debate you. I've listened to what you've had to say, period."