Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Shubert Must Be a Native American Name

Fern Shubert is a Republican state senator who is running for governor of North Carolina on an anti-immigrant platform. For those not from NC, the state has had a huge wave of Hispanic immigration over the last few years. She mouths all the usual (and untruthful) claims that "Illegal immigration is affecting costs on our health care system, education system, and is eroding state and national security."

Every large immigration movement has sparked this kind of rhetoric. Its never been true and its not now. It doesn't matter whether the immigration is legal or illegal -- it has always, in the long run, been good for the country. Diversity and tolerance are keys to the continued success of American democracy.

Shubert is currently running an outrageous ad blaming the current governor, Democrat Mike Easley, for Sept. 11. Yep, you read that right. She claims that "Easley helps illegal aliens and the terrorists who hide among them" because the Democrats in this state stopped the Republicans from passing an extreme bill designed to make it nearly impossible for immigrants to get a NC driver's license.

At any rate, I figure Shubert must be a Native American name, since the senator is so opposed to immigration she has to be from a family that has been in America forever. Take a look and decide for yourself.


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