Dear Mr. Zimmerman:
I continue to follow with great interest the continuing pro-illegal immigration articles in My Catholic Standard. Of course, these articles are not chosen simply because they are “newsworthy” but because you are helping to promote the pro-illegal immigration stance of the Archdiocese of Washington DC and the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC). Your latest effort “A senior looks at the immigration controversy” (March 6, 2008 -- page 36) once again shows that there is almost no angle you will take in promoting this topic.
First, the statement by the Center of Concerns is false. Many of us do not deal with the rhetoric, myths, etc. The ones who seem to not deal in the facts are those who are pro-illegal immigration who attempt to tug at the emotional strings of our hearts and minds. They are the ones, who are the first to call those of us who take a harder line on illegal immigration, racists and bigots. Don’t believe me, then look at the statement of Sr. Mary Ann Walsh of the USCCB.
Second, Mr. Stewart uses the rhetoric of the left when talking about those who support your position on illegal immigration as “thoughtful citizens.” I guess those who believe that those breaking the law should be punished are either ignorant or not very thoughtful. I wonder if he would say the same about those of us who support the prosecution of pedophile priests?
To be continued...