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MEXICANS ARE GOOD PEOPLE
Catholic Messages USA ^ | June. '07 | Vincent Bemowski

Posted on 06/04/2007 1:44:00 AM PDT by servant675

It is very important to remember that unlike Black Americans, bigotry against Mexican Americans is still not being fully addressed.

Amnesty should continue to be part of our approach when attempting to solve our immigration problems with Mexico. The contributions hard-working Mexican Americans make to our society easily wipe out any so-called "free benefits" legal or non-legal immigrants may obtain through local, state, and federal programs.

Unlike some other Americans, many Mexican Americans are good people who possess a deep faith in Almighty God. Therefore they deserve to be treated with compassion & respect. In addition, we should double or triple the number of immigrants allowed on an annual basis with our friends from Mexico.

We must not forget that it is only with great difficulty & through hard work at low-paying jobs few other Americans want that many Mexicans eventually become citizens of the United States. It truly a blessing that so many Mexicans seek the opportunities the USA offers, & we should be honored to receive them in greater numbers into our country.


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1 posted on 06/04/2007 1:44:02 AM PDT by servant675
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To: servant675

So are Poles.


2 posted on 06/04/2007 1:44:53 AM PDT by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. * Free Travis McGee!)
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To: servant675

So are Americans - so?


3 posted on 06/04/2007 1:46:26 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: servant675
MEXICANS ARE GOOD PEOPLE

That's a rather prejudiced, blanket statement. I would bet that the truth is closer to that there are good and nice Mexicans, and there are bad ones...just as any other country has. Now the ones that have illegally entered the US are criminals...which normally isn't considered a trait of a "good" person...so perhaps they're not counting the illegals as Mexicans any longer, although to be accurate that remains the nationality of the majority of the illegal aliens...hence the title premise is proved false.

4 posted on 06/04/2007 1:47:23 AM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: servant675

Let’s see, how would I describe this article? Maybe if I swallowed about a quart of pancake syrup, then barfed it up......ya, that’s it.


5 posted on 06/04/2007 1:48:46 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Thompson / Hunter in 2008)
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To: servant675
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/user-posts?id=131828

So are you Vincent Bemowski? Every post you've ever made here on FreeRepublic in an article written by Vincent Bemowski.

Regardless, amnesty is not a reasonable solution. This editorial is a load of garbage.

6 posted on 06/04/2007 1:53:03 AM PDT by NapkinUser (Tom Tancredo for President in 2008! SEE: http://www.teamtancredo.com/)
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To: servant675

If you want open borders, then end entitlement spending, e.g. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, public education, etc. It’s either that, or declare your support for the rest of the world to move here.


7 posted on 06/04/2007 1:54:18 AM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: NapkinUser
So are you Vincent Bemowski? Every post you've ever made here on FreeRepublic in an article written by Vincent Bemowski.

So are you Vincent Bemowski? Every post you've ever made here on FreeRepublic is an article written by Vincent Bemowski.

8 posted on 06/04/2007 1:54:20 AM PDT by NapkinUser (Tom Tancredo for President in 2008! SEE: http://www.teamtancredo.com/)
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To: servant675

Yeah, but what about the criminal illegal alien Mexicans?


9 posted on 06/04/2007 1:54:38 AM PDT by donna (They hand off my culture & citizenship to criminals & then call me racist for objecting?)
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To: servant675

Good for Mexico.


10 posted on 06/04/2007 1:58:46 AM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: servant675

Look, I can understand the appeal of the position of wanting people to have a safe and better life, but why doesn’t this catholic site spend some time encouraging Mexicans to fight for change in Mexico?


11 posted on 06/04/2007 1:59:39 AM PDT by NinoFan
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To: servant675

LOL, you win. ^_^


12 posted on 06/04/2007 2:05:05 AM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: servant675

Required viewing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DHMxeXOgR8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tibw9156ib0


13 posted on 06/04/2007 2:05:22 AM PDT by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: servant675

Know what.... you are right. Mexicans are good people. So, how about they be as good as they want IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY and leave ours to US!


14 posted on 06/04/2007 2:14:27 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: servant675

That being the case, they must have gotten that way at least partly because of the environment in their native land.


15 posted on 06/04/2007 2:14:32 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: servant675
Unlike some other Americans, many Mexican Americans are good people who possess a deep faith in Almighty God.

Then why do tens of millions of them break the law and come to the US illegally? That doesn't sound like deep faith to me. Something about rendering to Caesar...

16 posted on 06/04/2007 2:17:22 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: NapkinUser
I think he is the author.
17 posted on 06/04/2007 2:21:45 AM PDT by endthematrix (a globalized and integrated world - which is coming, one way or the other. - Hillary)
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To: servant675
through hard work at low-paying jobs few other Americans want

Perhaps those jobs wouldn't be unwanted and low-paying if there weren't a never-ending supply of illegal immigrants from Mexico willing to do them at low pay rates.
18 posted on 06/04/2007 2:28:35 AM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: NapkinUser; servant675

From the linked website:

Amnesty should continue to be part of our approach when attempting to solve our immigration problems with Mexico. The contributions hard-working Mexican Americans make to our society easily wipe out any so-called “free benefits” legal or non-legal immigrants may obtain through local, state, and federal programs.

Unlike some other Americans, many Mexican Americans are good people who possess a deep faith in Almighty God. Therefore they deserve to be treated with compassion & respect. In addition, we should double or triple the number of immigrants allowed on an annual basis with our friends from Mexico.

We must not forget that it is only with great difficulty & through hard work at low-paying jobs few other Americans want that many Mexicans eventually become citizens of the United States. It truly a blessing that so many Mexicans seek the opportunities the USA offers, & we should be honored to receive them in greater numbers into our country. VB


19 posted on 06/04/2007 2:30:28 AM PDT by endthematrix (a globalized and integrated world - which is coming, one way or the other. - Hillary)
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To: servant675
Thanks for your brilliant, extensively researched, well-reasoned analysis of this complex issue.

Mexicans are good. They deserve amnesty. I'm convinced.

Do I need a sarcasm tag? Yes, maybe I do. /sarc 

20 posted on 06/04/2007 2:35:35 AM PDT by browardchad
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To: donna
"Yeah, but what about the criminal illegal alien Mexicans?"

I was wondering, since all these illegal mexican crimminals are such good people, why is the country they come from such a crap hole? Surely all these "good people" vastly outnumber the bad, and therefore should be able to create a wonderfull, peacefull socialist utopia in Mexico, no? What, with all of USA's industry relocated to Mexico, it should be a communists dream world.

22 posted on 06/04/2007 2:45:42 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: servant675
Frito Bandito = GOOD

Illegal Mexicans = BAD

Got it?
23 posted on 06/04/2007 2:45:55 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: highlander_UW

“mexicans are good people”

I have no doubt that many mexicans are good people. It is the ones who are here ILLEGALLY that I have doubts about. The local newspaper ran a headline that homicides were about double from this time last year and proceeded to give names of those involved—most of the names were hispanic. Of course, it didn’t mention wether they were here legally or not—I wonder why.


24 posted on 06/04/2007 2:48:36 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: servant675

No one is saying the Mexican’s are Not Good People.What we’re saying is that the Mexicans belong in Mexico,unless they wish to come here legally and become an American Citizen. Otherwise they should stay home.


25 posted on 06/04/2007 3:09:38 AM PDT by puppypusher (The world is going to the dogs.)
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To: highlander_UW

good job.


26 posted on 06/04/2007 3:14:54 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: servant675
Horsepucky.

The issue isn't whether Mexicans are "good" or "bad": the issue is whether we want our country to be overwhelmed by an alien langauge, culture and value system. We have significant parts of our country that have become a completely different nation and those parts are staying that way, not becoming American.

Illegal immigration is exactly that - illegal. People willing to break laws to get into this country are starting off with criminal activities, a very good definition of "bad".

Our government refuses to see that the only solution is to seal the damn border and THEN talk about what we do with the mass of invaders we have on our hands. (Learning english would be an important start).

I have lost all faith in President Bush with his lackluster leadership in this issue.

27 posted on 06/04/2007 3:27:47 AM PDT by USMCVet
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To: servant675
The contributions hard-working Mexican Americans make to our society easily wipe out any so-called "free benefits" legal or non-legal immigrants may obtain through local, state, and federal programs.

Prove it.

Unlike some other Americans, many Mexican Americans are good people who are good and possess a deep faith in Almighty God. Therefore they deserve to be treated with compassion & respect.

So only people who have a deep faith are worthy of compassion and respect? In that case, how would on ever bring a non-believer to God?

This sounds like a letter to the editor written by a fifth-grader for a school social studies assignment.

28 posted on 06/04/2007 3:30:30 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: servant675
MEXICANS ARE GOOD PEOPLE

I think that most people from every ethnic group are generally good people. But that doesn't make being an illegal alien a good thing. Nor does it mean that a nation should say, well, okay, you're good so we'll just let you stay. It must be some kind of Jesuitical reasoning used to go from "Mexicans are good people" to "amnesty is warranted."
29 posted on 06/04/2007 3:33:22 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: servant675
" Unlike some other Americans, many Mexican Americans are good people who possess a deep faith in Almighty God."

So what??? If they come here in violation of our laws, they're simply criminals. All the tap-dancing around with semantics doesn't change that. Arrest them and deport them.

30 posted on 06/04/2007 3:38:18 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: servant675
And "All criminals are innocent"


31 posted on 06/04/2007 3:39:42 AM PDT by xcamel ("It's Thompson Time!")
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To: servant675

Matthew
12:1 At that season Jesus went on the sabbath day through the grainfields; and his disciples were hungry and began to pluck ears and to eat.

12:2 But the Pharisees, when they saw it, said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which it is not lawful to do upon the sabbath.

12:3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was hungry, and they that were with him;

12:4 how he entered into the house of God, and ate the showbread, which it was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them that were with him, but only for the priests?

12:5 Or have ye not read in the law, that on the sabbath day the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are guiltless?

12:6 But I say unto you, that one greater than the temple is here.

12:7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

12:8 For the Son of man is lord of the sabbath.


32 posted on 06/04/2007 3:48:06 AM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: NapkinUser

Nobody has advocated amnesty. We are all human beings and should be judged as individuals.

Those people like Rush L, whom I mostly adore, have no idea what it’s like to have a family to feed and no way to provide. Any hard working person here, faced with starving children, would do the same.

I don’t agree with amnesty, would like Bush’s program, and also want to secure the border. Is that so bad? Why so much venom and hostility when speaking about other human beings.

If that were you, some of these posters were talking about, you would also find it creepy and think very poorly of the integrity of some of these posters.

If immigration is our party’s primary issue, we are doomed. There are many conservatives like myself, who feel it is morally wrong not to be compassionate. If you do feel strongly against it, try and express yourselves in a humane manner. Otherwise we all look bad.


33 posted on 06/04/2007 3:51:57 AM PDT by mgist
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To: servant675
Honest, law abiding MEXICANS ARE GOOD PEOPLE
34 posted on 06/04/2007 3:52:26 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: mgist
Nobody has advocated amnesty.

Okay, don't call it amnesty but that's what it is. What else would you call not punishing millions of people that invaded our country?

35 posted on 06/04/2007 3:54:13 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: servant675
Oh, please. Get me my guitar. I feel a spell of Kumbaya coming on.

"We must not forget" a whole bunch o' things, including "There but for the grace of God, yatta yatta...." But them Mexicans (not all of whom are Mexicans, BTW -- what a dolt!) are law-breakers, which kinda messes up the "good people" argument.

This is so obviously a case of mercy being shown to one group (los illegales) ending up being harsh injustice being inflicted on other groups.

The proble with a religion which lets anyone in is that you get some real tofu-for-brains kumbaya types.

Madre de Dios!

36 posted on 06/04/2007 3:56:54 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.)
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To: servant675

Mr. Bemowski is making a really pitiful attempt at confusing the issue. We are not talking about Mexican-Americans, which implies Americans of a particular ethnic background. The immigration debate centers upon illegal aliens, who are not Mexican Americans, but citizens of other countries, some from Mexico, others from various places.

Sure, some Mexicans [sic] are good people, some are not; what does that have to do with the debate? All of those illegal aliens have their own countries that are responsible for them. The United States cannot take care of the world, no matter how much our politicians want to try to build a legacy by attempting such.


37 posted on 06/04/2007 4:01:09 AM PDT by kenth (I got tired of my last tagline...)
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To: servant675
It is very important to remember that unlike Black Americans, bigotry against Mexican Americans is still not being fully addressed.

Unlike some other Americans, many Mexican Americans are good people who possess a deep faith in Almighty God.

Is the real message here that if we don't bow to this now, we are all unrepentant racist, bigoted sinners doomed to everlasting hell and damnation? Sure sounds like it.

Most Mexicans are here illegally, and no amnesty bill is going to change that, except make matters worse for this nation.

We must not forget that it is only with great difficulty & through hard work at low-paying jobs few other Americans want that many Mexicans eventually become citizens of the United States.

It's a sin to lie like that, Vince.

38 posted on 06/04/2007 4:03:28 AM PDT by TADSLOS (A proud member of El Presidente's racist bigot vigilante league.)
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To: servant675

Sorry, but when I see them flying our flag up side down on our land, I can’t really think of Mexicans as being good.


39 posted on 06/04/2007 4:04:29 AM PDT by garylmoore (Faith is the assurance of things unseen.)
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To: servant675

And I’d like to buy the world a Coke, and live in harmony. However, my local market is flooded with illegals trying to buy formula for their multiple anchor babies, so I can’t make the purchase.


40 posted on 06/04/2007 4:05:22 AM PDT by LanPB01
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To: raybbr

It depends on how serious a punishment you are advocating in my opinion. Is probation and a fine enough?


41 posted on 06/04/2007 4:05:30 AM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: NapkinUser

I think you’re on to something here ;)


42 posted on 06/04/2007 4:06:05 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: servant675

Please allow me to tell you about this fine hard working class of people. They work cheap and hard for the resort community here in Beaufort County, SC. At the end of the day they return to their homes in the USMC community, where they occupy overcrowded homes about a mile from Parris Island. Never idle; evenings and weekends are invested in the production of high quality documents to assist the newly arrived. They have their own pharmaceutical trade and therefore don’t place any major strain on our county medical facilities. The USMC Community wants to thank our Federal Officials and the local employers for bringing these wonderful people to our neighborhoods.


43 posted on 06/04/2007 4:07:12 AM PDT by NOLBRLS
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To: servant675

“Mexicans are good people.”

And the sky is blue and grass is green.

Brilliant commentary. /s

And we get condescended to by yet another “better”.

So I guess there would be no reason for Catholic leaders to go live in Mexico where they can help and live among the poor.


44 posted on 06/04/2007 4:07:52 AM PDT by HonestConservative (<just a racist xenophobe Christian radical homophobe with a dream >)
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To: NinoFan

Excellent question.


46 posted on 06/04/2007 4:12:01 AM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for Tony and Jill Snow and their family.)
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To: servant675

HOW COME THESE “GOOD PEOPLE OF MEXICO” carry protest signs, while in Amderica, that say “Old White Gringos should go back to Europe and Die”.

How Come?????


49 posted on 06/04/2007 4:19:03 AM PDT by chatham
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To: NOLBRLS

I do indeed distinguish between Mexicans and Americans of Mexican Decent. Americans are citizens of the US and Mexicans are citizens of Mexico.


50 posted on 06/04/2007 4:24:00 AM PDT by NOLBRLS
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