People in Glass Houses…

Well, you know the rest.  I thought that Mark at Chesterstreet was closed until mid-November, so I haven’t bothered to go there in quite a while.  One of his lasted posting titles?  "Why out and proud Morons should not have kids."  The article he refers to is about two men who took their small children to Folsom Street Fair.  Now I totally agree that this is no place for children–at all.  And the people who are charged with standing at the gates shouldn’t allow children into this event. 

Of course Mark doesn’t mention the rest of the article, which shows that people going to Folsom do not think it is a good idea to take children there.  The title of the article?

Folsom Street Fair Not For Children
Parents have mixed feelings about bringing their children to this year’s bondage fest

Of course Mark doesn’t need to mention that–after all, it would ruin what he is trying to preach about…

And children shouldn’t be allowed to go to the straight Mardi Gras either, but that doesn’t stop people from bringing their kids with them.  So do I condemn all straight people who have children?  Amazingly enough, no.  It would be moronic to do so. There are so, so many things in the news every day about horrible straight parents who kill their own children, who abuse them–but no one with any amount of sense would say that children should be taken away from ALL straight parents.  Nor would anyone with any amount of sense say that straight people shouldn’t be allowed to have kids just because there are thousands and thousands and thousands of horrible straight parents. 


And while I am on the topic of Mark and his posts, he gives an interesting quote from President Roosevelt:

"We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us he shall be treated on an exact equality with every one else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birth-place or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. . . We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people."

Theodore Roosevelt 1919

I find it interesting that Roosevelt, who was mostly in favor of immigration into the U.S. had the gall to talk about people being segregated ‘with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America."  One wonders if Roosevelt had heard of the Plessy vs Ferguson case, which determined the ‘separate but equal’ laws that swept through the country.  This enshrined the idea of separating the races and it was legal.  So Roosevelt is talking out of one side of his face about immigrants while running a government that seemed to have no problems with segregating the African Americans from the Whites…Talk about hypocrisy.

By the way, the DREAM act did not pass.  It would have allowed children of illegal immigrants the chance to become citizens and to be able to get into college.  But the idiots on both sides of the aisle decided to punish the children by keeping them from getting work and worst of all, getting an education.  How short sighted is that?  And how is that for "give me your poor, your tired, your…"

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