Friday, May 28, 2010

Rand Paul, Babies and Dark-skinned People

Rand Paul is expanding his list of people deserving of discrimination.

When last we heard from him he was back-pedaling from his attack on the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Now, he wants to build an underground electric fence along the Mexican border “with helicopter stations to respond quickly to breaches of the border.” And if that doesn’t work? He’s a bit p.o.’d at the little brown kids born after their moms sneak across the border. “We’re the only country that I know that allows people to come in illegally, have a baby, and then that baby becomes a citizen. And I think that should stop.” The birthing, conferring citizenship, both?

“All persons born … in the United States … are citizens of the United States….” Homework for Dr. Paul: from what document have I taken that quote? Hint: it came into existence because of some of our ancestors’ antipathy to people of color, currently being exhibited by Dr. Rand.

And if electrocution, helicopter machine gun fire and sending the babies crawling back across the border doesn’t work, Dr. Paul supports “making English the official language of all documents and contracts.” * You know, to rub it in that they’re different than we are.

*(I could go on about the this odd sentence. Documents and contracts? Not speech, unless it’s an oral contract?)

Finally, enjoy your Memorial Day weekend. Remember that some of the people in the graves with the little American flags waving over them that we honor had brown and black and yellow skin; indeed, some weren’t citizens.


Anonymous said...

Many European nations have been multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, multi-pretty-much-everything for decades, and somehow they've found a way to hold it all together. Maybe we should ask them how they did it, then copy them.

fermicat said...

Funny how some people are strict constructionists until something in the Constitution doesn't jive with their world view.