Sunday, March 9, 2008

An Open Letter to the Editor of My Catholic Standard (Pt. 3)

Note: This is a Part 3 (the last) of An Open Letter to the Editor of My Catholic Standard on an article appearing in the March 6, 2008 edition of the paper. The article dealt with a senior's view of the immigration issue.)

War. Any good liberal will somehow throw Iraq into it. And sure enough, the problem of illegal immigration in our country is due to the Iraq War. I don’t seem to remember a flood of illegal Iraqis at our shores. Do you? I guess it does not matter, because we all know, that Mr. Stewart does not deal in rhetoric, accusations, fears and myths.

Climate Change (formerly Global Warming – it sounds better, esp. when you have colder winters instead of warmer ones) is of course the fault of the US. Yes folks, it is our lifestyle that causes illegal immigration. I guess Mr. Stewart does not drive a car, go on vacation, use air conditioning, a computer, eat meat, etc. All of those cause “climate change” and we know, that those who are the most concerned do whatever they can to decrease their “carbon footprint.”

Once we have been given the very cursory reasons for illegal immigration in this country and the debate that goes on, Mr. Steward illustrates the great materials found on the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC) website. Yes, even though it has been shown that they promote half-truths and one sided facts, that did not stop the author from stating that they provide “critical reference materials for promoting serious discussion regarding the issue.”

If Mr. Stewart really wants to make a difference in the lives of those who come here illegally, he should put his time and efforts in those communities and attempt to work with their governments to change how they treat their citizens. To make the change at the end of the cycle, does not solve the root of the problem, only makes it worse.

Once again, it is good to see that My Catholic Standard continues to maintain a high standard of quality articles.

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