As a conservative, one of my pet peeves is when someone on the left side of the political spectrum implies that, as a conservative, Im also a racist. Because, you know, all of us conservatives are racists.
Nothing could be further from the truth, of course. But it is commentary like the one in this post by Michele Malkin that really makes it difficult to argue that we conservatives are not, in fact, all racists.
One word in the title of the post says it all really:
Open Borders Mania Hits Close to Home
A 37 year old man – an illegal alien for El Salvador – raped a 13 year old teenager. A heinous crime and one that I truly hope the man pays for dearly.
It’s not that I dont agree with Malkin on certain immigration issues. What bothers me is the spin. The implication. “All illegals are just pure evil.” That’s basically what she is saying when she states, rather glibly, “Just raping the women and girls no one else will rape, right?”
What about all the other thousands upon thousands of rapists that are American citizens? Born and raised with hotdawgs, baseball and apple pie?
Nice way to cherry pick an argument.
I dont condone the entry to this country illegally – by anyone – be they Cuban, Salvadoran, Filipino, Chinese, Mexican, etc… etc… But to take this isolated incident to prove a point that doesnt need proof is careless and foments the argument that we conservatives are in fact racists.
Not every illegal alien is the devil, Mrs. Malkin. You do your cause – and mine – no favors with such alarmist commentary.