An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Gov. Phil Bredesen on Friday said it was a “very poor choice of words” for a Republican state lawmaker to liken pregnant illegal immigrants to rats multiplying.
Yeah…rats isn’t exactly the right critter. Perhaps he should have said cockroaches?
“That’s certainly a very poor choice of words, and I would never refer to any human being in that way,” Bredesen said.
While Bredesen might not (he’s actually an almost tolerable Dem), members of his party have said MUCH worse about their opponents. When said human beings consistently engage in criminal activity daily, like breaking into our home – the U.S., staying without permission, concern for their sensitive feelings goes out the window.
Rep. Curry Todd of Collierville made the comments at a legislative committee meeting earlier this week after being told that federal law requires the state to extend prenatal care to women regardless of their citizenship status because all children born in the U.S. are citizens.
Do said criminal invaders foot their own hospital bills? Doubtful. So, why should we have to? The 14th Amendment (ratified 1868) does NOT state that criminal invaders children should become American citizens automatically, and has, possibly, become one of the MOST misused amendments in our Constitution.
The 14th was designed to ensure that all former slaves were granted automatic United States citizenship, and that they would have all the rights and privileges as any other citizen.
It says NOTHING about granting citizenship to babies of criminals. (And no, it doesn’t say that it’s ok to murder babies either.)
Todd said he still wants to find ways for the state to deny care to illegal immigrants.
“I don’t want to see any child not have care, but I feel they are abusing our system here because they know they can get these kids services, and the taxpayers in Tennessee are the ones having to pay for this,” he told WHBQ.
Why are the taxpayers FORCED to foot the bill for people who don’t give a damn about this country, or her LEGAL citizens? How many children of LEGAL citizens are forced to do without because there just isn’t enough money in the coffers because of so much being spent on the criminals? There’s an old saying…Charity begins at home. We take care of ours….FIRST AND FOREMOST! If there is any left over, we can share. There is never any left over. If a private, charitable organization, funded by private donations, wants to pay the bills, then they are more than welcome to do so. It does not fall to the federal or state government to provide charity! Charity does NOT come from government, it comes from the heart of the individual!
Bredesen said he supports the current rules.
“Why would you ever put any tiny or unborn child into this debate about illegal immigration?” he said. “Let’s not make children pawns in this issue. It’s a grown-up issue.”
Because, Governor, the so called grown ups have thrust these babies into the fray, and use them as pawns! If you support the criminal activities of their parents, then you are just as guilty. If your concern about the babies is genuine, then YOU donate YOUR money to support them.
Immigrant rights group Conexion Americas on Friday called on Todd to respect the “worth and dignity of all people, including immigrants and our children.”
“We are tired of being dehumanized in our own communities,” the group said in an e-mail. “We are tired of politicians who classify our children as less than human.”
There is a HUGE difference between immigrants, those who come through the front door, go through the proper, LEGAL channels, and those who sneak across the border….CRIMINALS! Todd did not say a word about LEGAL immigrants, did he? No. And if these so called immigrant groups support criminal activity, then they, too, are CRIMINALS! You aren’t a legal immigrant, it’s not YOUR community!
Came here legally, as did my grandparents?