A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Monday, November 14, 2005

Another Hollywood Idiot

IMDB.com: Lee Jones Criticizes Senator's Border Control Policy---

Veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones has criticized Texan Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson's ideas on how to control immigration on the US/Mexico border. The Fugitive star, who lives in San Antonio near the Texas/Mexico border with his Hispanic wife Dawn, is angered by Hutchinson's plans for vigilante groups to guard borders.

He says, "We have a United States senator who has been quoted as saying that our borders are hemorrhaging, a bleeding wound... and wants to introduce a bill that pours millions (of dollars) into federal enforcement of the borders and by golly she wants to give money to the vigilante groups. Just like a lot of politicians, (she) feeds on headlines. In this case she's making her appeal to rabid paranoia which is dangerous. It's a very complicated issue. There are people working in agriculture whose families have been split by the existence of this border and they're willing and able to do jobs in the north that no one else will do. They don't deserve to have their culture and their families split in two."
Apparently, Tommy (really, shouldn't a 59-year-old use something more dignified than a kid's nickname?) doesn't understand that the United States is a Sovereign Nation and We the People have a right to protect our own borders and have the government protect our borders.

The reason these families have been split is that some of the members chose to illegally invade Our Country. They have no right to be here. They have no right to work those jobs. It isn't true that no one else will work them, but as long as illegals are allowed to remain and work, unscrupulous employers will continue to use them, rather than hire legal workers.

And who exactly is splitting their culture and their families? They are. If they want to keep their culture and their families intact, I suggest they stay in their own countries. If they want to move to the United States for better opportunities, then they better do so legally, learn and use English, and assimilate. Otherwise, stay out!