Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Can't the Left be consistent?

In something other than their hypocrisy, I mean.

I got this item from Chuck Muth's DC Confidential newsletter to which I subscribe (and to which you should, too!)

Take it away, Chuck!


Bring up the issue of illegal immigration and you’ll inevitably hear someone on the left argue that all these folks are trying to do is improve the prospects of a better life for their kids. And who can argue with that?

Um, the left.

That is, when the proverbial shoe is on the other foot. Here’s the deal.

Parents in Lexington, Nebraska, enjoy a certain level of school choice. That is, they are free to send their kids to any public school of their choice; they are not required to send them to the public school nearest their home.

Well, it seems Lexington has experienced a marked boost in the Hispanic population in recent years, primarily due to jobs at local meatpacking plants. And as a result, reports the Associated Press this week, “the in-town schools, with an enrollment of 2,500, have 804 students learning English as a second language, and 1,172 who are getting a free or reduced-price lunch. The six outlying elementary schools have about 130 students - none of them learning English as a second language and none of them living in poverty, according to the state Education Department.”

Now get this: It appears that some white families interested in improving the prospects of a better life for their kids are sending their tykes to the uncrowded outlying schools where they won’t be held back, distracted or otherwise have their education inhibited by being in classrooms with kids who can’t speak English. Go figure.

And this, as you can imagine, has the left throwing a conniption, wailing about anti-Hispanic racism and 'white flight.' So it seems that what’s good for the Hispanic goose’s children isn’t good for the white one’s. How do these people sleep with their hypocrisy?"

Not to mention, there's this item which shows such charges to be false!

Crikey, I don't understand how someone can call themselves a Democrat or a liberal and still look at themselves in the mirror in the morning. They are nothing but a bunch of holier-than-thou do-gooders who aren't that good at doing good, and who will stoop to any tactic to try and foist their beliefs on the rest of us.

The rest of us need to keep up the fight!

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