"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Monday, August 28, 2006

Where in the World is Elvira Arellano Today?

According to the Chicago Tribune:

In a scene filled with theatrics and rhetoric, an anti-immigration activist from Los Angeles was barred from entering Sunday services at a West Side church where Elvira Arellano, an illegal Mexican immigrant, has taken refuge from authorities.

Emblematic of the acrimony of the national debate over undocumented immigrants, half a dozen men stood abreast at the entrance of Adalberto United Methodist Church blocking Ted Hayes' entry as others banged drums to drown out his shouts.

"Behold I stand at the door and knock," Hayes called out repeatedly, his hand pumping in the air with a single pointed finger. "May I come to church please?"
Behold nothin' this is the house of God and only those the Reverend Walter Coleman of the storefront church deems acceptable may enter.

Hayes, a member of the Minutemen came all the way from California because as he stated:

"what this woman, these people are doing is killing my people."

"They're taking our heritage, they're taking my civil rights. They're taking my icons, like Rosa Parks and Dr. King."

"These people were citizens. This lady's no citizen. She's a criminal."
Following the two hour service that Hayes was not allowed to attend, the Reverend Walter Colem said, "he didn't want Hayes at the service because he didn't want to create more volatility," and:

"He's a provocateur and his aim and the aim of the Minutemen is to create a violent situation inside the church."

Where as the good reverend is only doing the Lords work by denying services to some, embroiling the church in a political firestorm and giving aid and comfort to a known illegal.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**


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