God love Georgie Anne Geyer too. She and Molly Ivins are pointing out something very important that’s being left out of this whole immigration debate . . .
(Note: the uExpress link automatically updates to the current Geyer column, so use the archives link to go to the April 13 column – thanks)
WASHINGTON — Here’s a news item from my wishful-thinking file:
After three weeks of demonstrations across America by illegal immigrants and others, President George W. Bush on May 1, 2006, gave a speech that was praised across America for its clarity and forthrightness — and that brought forth renewed hopes for Republican victories in the coming elections. We reprint portions here:
———————————————————————————Dear fellow American citizens, legal immigrants, illegal workers, and friends and colleagues across the world:
It is time for clarity on the crucial question of illegal immigration to our beloved republic. The truth may be painful to some — it often is — but we Americans can no longer live in this fairytale world of borderless nations, of men and women here illegally demanding “rights” and of specious economic rationales for illegal behavior. You know what a stickler I am for the correct usages of words, so let’s get a few things clear right away.