Cartoon Send-up of Immigration Debate

I don’t really watch a whole lot of current.tv, but I may have to start. I stumbled across this cartoon where the role of illegal immigrant/guest worker is reversed back on to early American (British) settlers. Oh, and stoner eagles are always imparting their wisdom to settle debates in my hood (click image to play)

Current.tv immigration cartoon
3 Comments
  1. The cartoon is funny, but it made me think too. And, isn’t that the best kind of cartoon?

    Meanwhile, back in the real world, the mostly Mexican-American Democrats in the CA senate have come down on the side of foreign citizens who are marching in our streets demanding rights that our laws (pffft!) say they aren’t entitled to.

    And, Glor|a Romer0 even brought up the Bost-n Tea Party, thereby comparing those marching foreign citizens to American patriots. And, of course, we Americans to the British.

    Let me suggest pondering what that means rather than watching cartoons/propaganda.

  2. Inalienable rights (some say “Creator given”) are in-alienable. You have them. Period. That’s the whole argument for why we were justified in starting this country.

    The Constitution restricts what government can do, since basically what government does is violate inalienable rights. There are certain things people do (e.g., murder) that require us to deprive them of the execise of some of their rights.

    People in the United States have inalienable rights that are the same as anyone’s, worldwide; their countries may not protect them, but that’s a problem here, too.

    The Constitution gives citizens some priveleges (such as voting) that it doesn’t give non-citizens. But most of the Bill of Rights applies to all people with respect to our government, regardless of status.

    The pursuit of happiness is one of those rights. That right ends where someone else’s rights begin. Much of what marchers want is respect for their inalienable rights.

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