Patrick Joyce

December 21, 2006

It is almost 2007? Right?

"The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don't wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration, there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran."

"We need to stop illegal immigration totally and reduce legal immigration and end the diversity visas policy . . . allowing many persons from the Middle East to come to this country," Goode said in the letter. "I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America."

Virginia, you never cease to amaze me.

Full article: Va. Lawmaker's Remarks on Muslims Criticized

I really don't understand how people can still think it is acceptable to say things like this. Isn't one of the fairy tales we are told as children that our nation was founded to avoid religious persecution? I guess that still only applies if you are white, protestant, and male.

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