Skip to comments.Calling for new tone on immigration debate.
Posted on 01/02/2008 5:05:12 PM PST by Condor 63
DES MOINES, IowaMembers of the Iowa Interfaith Immigration Coalition are urging presidential candidates of both parties to conduct the debate over immigration policy in a civil manner that respects human dignity.
In a Dec. 4 news conference, Connie Ryan Terrell, executive director of The Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, led a group of speakers who gathered to change the negative, public attitudes and rhetoric which demonize and dehumanize our immigrant friends and neighbors.
Ms. Terrell said this destructive attitude has permeated our nation, making the discussion about immigration a more complex and difficult debate.
In a four-week period, more than 3,600 signatures from across the state of Iowa were gathered on a Creating a Welcoming State petition, the group said at the news conference.
The petition states, We pledge ourselves as people of faith and goodwill to stand with our immigrant neighbors who have come to the United States from throughout the world. Recognizing the moral imperative to welcome the stranger in our midst, we commit ourselves to support laws that affirm their dignity, preserve their families, and acknowledge the value of their presence among us.
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In short ! Hell No...
They can kiss the fattest part of my ass.
Yeah, let’s all be nice when talking about our illegal aliens neighbors. Doing that will make it much easier to give them amnesty. (BS!)
You must discuss the issue on our terms!! Then you WILL see it our way.
Your way is HURTFUL! We hate to be shown up as LIARS
Some version exists in every southwestern state too.
Typically a bunch of leftist atheists who use church support groups to cover their activity and legitimize it.
I’ll give you the new tone.
You don’t pay your way. We don’t care to carry you. Go home.
No this isn’t Mexico and it ain’t about to become Mexico anytime soon. Democrats and Republicans alike both agree on that amigos. 80% of us do.
We ain’t racist, we just happen to own the place. If you don’t like our rules leave.
Americans first here. Everyone else take a number.
She may as well call me a racist. It is what she thinks. Fortunately I don’t care what she thinks.
The Do-Good-ers and We Know Betters are at it again.
I detest the smell of pontification in the evening.
Baloney. There is nothing "destructive" about following the rule of law. And there is nothing "complex" about wanting illegals to obey the law and immigrate to this country the LEGAL way.
I knew this thread would blow gaskets but I had no idea how hard and how fast.
it might be more profitable to squeeze stones looking for blood.
When libs ask for a “new tone” what they really mean is that conservatives should shut up.
Id like to see the tone revolve around EXTRACTION!!
“We the Members of the Iowa Interfaith Immigration Coalition, the people who drape ourselves in the clothe, expect you to submit to our charade of pious plausibility given to the rampaging pillaging class of politicians and their ever increasing raping of your financial resources, the assassination of your character, family name, cultural identity and spiritual foundations, all the while with proper meekness displayed in our presence, in an effort to comfort our pathological tendency to blame ourselves for all that is wrong in this world. Further, we espect you to forgo having your own offspring, so that the financial resources you create through your good efforts can be forcibly taken by gunpoint and redistributed to a criminal illegal underclass that we, the Members of the Iowa Interfaith Immigration Coalition, have a tenuous emotional connection to at this particular moment in time.”
I got yer "new tone".
Human dignity starts at home, so why don't you illegals go home.
Reminds me of a line from ‘Outlaw Josey Wales’
Wales: ‘So, all these people are your sisters and brothers?’
Priest: ‘They most certainly are!’
Wales: ‘Fine, so you won’t mind them staying at your place for the night. . . .’
McCain and Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
How quickly we forget.
By “new tone” they mean “more tolerance for criminals”. Nice church.
Why is it always about the dignity of illegals? Never about the dignity of Americans and how they are tired of being invaded? Doesn't wanting to protect your home and country constitute dignity?
I sure don't.
I’m as religious as the next guy. How about discussing the immigration issue under “my terms” as I think it is more humanitarian. In short, let’s not disrespect those obeying the law and arrest those who do violate the law. There, done, very humanitarian.
These people are traitors.
What about the thousands of victims killed by illegals since 9/11/01? On our OWN SOIL?
OF COURSE, not a PEEP out of these people about those deaths. We need divvvvvvvversity and compaaaaasion. Sick of it!
I want to be a Christian about this entire issue but, having someone say this in the face of a mass invasion is insanity at its worst. (conduct the debate over immigration policy in a civil manner that respects human dignity.)
Americans respects human dignity, all the Americans I know are asking the same thing!! Why are you violating our laws, why are you insisting that you have a rigth to violate us. Do you not know you are violating the American People when you violate the laws of America you also violate the people!! Stop the invasion! If you bring a disease and spread the disease you are not human yourself.................Stop the madness NOW!!
“Typically a bunch of leftist atheists who use church support groups to cover their activity and legitimize it.”
I doubt that. It sounds just like Huckabee’s stance on immigration and I haven’t heard anyone call him an atheist. He’s an evangelical Leftist, not an atheist Leftist.
The Methodists are talking to the wrong audience. The ‘human dignity’ issue really needs to be discussed with the Government of Mexico.
By desctructive attitude, they mean any opinion which differs from their own...
George Orwell Support Local number 1345 (”couched in Christian love and understanding”).
Let us start with having the illegals respect us, by respecting our laws, and by not requiring us to pay aid to them when I have never voted to authorize that aid, thus requiring me to pay higher taxes for schools, medical costs, public services, and many other areas.
I am out of cheeks to turn...
that respects human dignity.
where is their’s for ours?
Tell these people to “bite me”.
see, what im interested in is justice....
you refund all my tax dollars spent on illegals so far then when i get my hands on it ...thru my charity i’ll see that the immigration service gets all the help they need to enforce the good laws i hired the US congress to pass in order to ensure safe, sane, orderly processes leading to fine upstanding patriotic American citizens....
I can’t see where they respect anything.
Swell. I suppose the next thing they’ll demand is amnesty because it’s the Christian thing to do.
Why do we never hear these people advocating for an increase in LEGAL immigration? Why not enact social policy through laws which encourage the best and the brightest of other countries to immigrate here and help us build a society which serves the greater good of all the world? Why not, if we need more “ laborers”, create rules which bring us, as future brothers and citizens, those who want to be “Americans”?
Lets give them new tone by stapling whizz whistles to each of their rectal sphincters, thats the new tone they need!
Are you sure that line isn’t from High Plains Drifter? I don’t recall a Preacher in Josey Wales but I do remember one from HPD. It’s a good line anyway.
On the other hand, getting their TAX EXCEMPT STATUS REVOKED or something like that WILL get their attention! And would be worth the time and effort.
I’d love to send them an email of your post. Do you mind?
I haven’t read the article yet, I can hardly wait....
I hope it suggests tar and feathers for certain bureaucrats. Several of them are running for president.
I can still dream.
The lefties are going to destroy this country!
Bit of a run on sentence, but was just a rant. Clean it up a bit and it’s ready to be sent out.
LOL I'll get the tar.
Only if they don't destroy themselves first....
Which is a real possibility.