Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Quality Of Immigrants

The New York Times had an interesting article on what they called Americans recruited as Mexican drug cartel hitmen. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/us/23killers.html?pagewanted=1&hp However, there is not much American about them but their birth certificates. They are, of course, Hispanic, but, more importantly, culturally connected to Mexico and its violence than America.

The assasins for the cartels and their families are extraordinarily unappreciative of America and unwilling to be respectable residents or citizens. The money quote from a family member of one of the killers, Rosalio Reta: "On frequent trips to Mexico, he was also becoming involved with the Zetas, a family member said, speaking on the condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals from drug dealers. On trips home, Mr. Reta described killings in Mexico that he had witnessed and, in some cases, participated in. 'He sounded so excited when he talked about all these things he was doing,' the family member said." Obviously the family did not care that a member of their family was killing people on both sides of the border. They did not report that to the police. What sort of citizen or resident cares so little for his country that he will allow a family member to murder indiscriminately. Hugh Hewitt says Hispanics are natural Republicans and conservatives, but I say that murders and their family members who support their career as an assasin are not natural Republicans or conservatives, but natural Democrats and liberals. It is liberals who revel in or appologize for criminal behavior, not conservatives.

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