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".
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