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A GA Reader Wonders Why James D. Watson Is Ostracized From Academia But Not Bill Ayers; etc.

From: Klaos Oldanburg (e-mail him)

Re: James Fulford's Column: "Guilty As Hell, Free As A Bird"—Obama, Ayers And the Exclusionary Role

Barack Obama's affinity for 1960's terrorist Bill Ayers is troubling. 

But far worse is academia's unconditional re-acceptance of Ayers—a fugitive and, presumably, a murderer. 

Considering the swift and total ostracism that James D. Watson was subjected to, in retribution for offering a scientific interpretation of human biodiversity, embracing Ayers seems maliciously negligent. 

Offending leftists is apparently worse than killing police officers. 

Will Osama Bin Laden surface in 20 years to become a professor of Arab-American studies at, say, the University of Michigan

As much as I agree with Fulford's position on Obama and Ayers, however, I take issue with his analysis of the exclusionary rule

One could easily describe the presumption of innocence as a "technicality" that allows murderers and rapists to go unpunished as well.  The implication is that America's high crime rates are a result of overly lenient criminal laws.  Any regular reader of VDARE.COM is aware of very convincing evidence for alternative conclusions.

The criminal court requires a tremendous amount of trust to be placed in the authority of those who perform the investigation.  History teaches that abuse of this trust is more dangerous than restrictions designed to restrict that abuse.

In the long run, I'd argue that close-knit communities, full of citizens capable of defending themselves and their neighbors against criminals, are the only truly effective means of deterring crime. 

Turning the police into para-militarized shock troops or feeding the prison-industrial complex is not as effective.

Oldanburg is a web designer. His previous letter comparing paleo-conservatives to progressives is here.

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A California Reader Says We Are "Standing At The Precipice"

From: Mark Mallarde (e-mail him)

Re: Joe Guzzardi's Column: Joe Predicts: Zero Percent Chance Of Amnesty in 2009

Even if we push off amnesties forever is no reason, by itself, for optimism.  

There remains the ineluctable flow-over births of little new Americans to the current illegal population, to ultimately join the legions of illegal car washers, cooks,, house cleaners, gardeners, etc. 

I'm sure uzzardi remembers this phenomenon because many of them were graduating high school and entering the workforce—at local Radio Shacks and 7-11s among other places—during his time in California.

In just a few more years, the first generation of illegals will have already reproduced itself into a larger population immune from Social Security number checks and valid employee ID cards

The anchor baby generation will be even more corrosive to our democracy than the generation that produced it. Lifetime careers similar to their parents of gardening and childcare will not satisfy them. But they will be unqualified to contribute meaningfully to the economy. 

That's a bad combination.

Guzzardi should stop being so happy and start getting angry!  We are standing at the precipice.

Mallarde's previous letters about Barack Obama's candidacy are here and here.

Joe Guzzardi replies: California is on the edge, that's for sure. But things aren't bad here in Pennsylvania. And there are other pockets throughout America that have been somewhat isolated from the immigration invasion.

Still, the demographics of immigration are tough for us. That's why in addition to defeating amnesty, we have to insist on workplace enforcement and deportation.

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A Texas Reader Says Eva Longoria Parker Is Stirring Up The Hispanic Vote

Re: Eva Longoria: "Desperate" For More Immigration by Joe Guzzardi

From: Roger Chaillet (e-mail him)

Working with the well-known reconquistador California U. S. Representative Hilda Solis, Eva Longoria Parker [Photos] is out beating the bushes for the "crucial" Hispanic vote. [Longoria Parker Urges Hispanics to Register to Vote, by Gary Martin, San Antonio Express-News, September 26, 2008]

Longoria Parker is joined in her efforts by these subversives: National Council of La Raza, Mi Familia Vota Educational Fund and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.

What her credential are as a political sage are not clear. Longoria Parker was a physical education major at Texas A & M, Kingsville.

In the meantime, Longoria Parker was named among the worst dressed actresses at the 2008 Emmy Awards.

But on a more positive note, Longoria Parker has apparently stopped verbally abusing local police officers. At least no further incidents have been reported since I noted it in July 2007 when Longoria slurred a fellow Hispanic with this insult: "He'"He's just a Mexican bike cop."

Chaillet is the winner of the 2003 VDARE.COM War Against Christmas competition. His previous letters are archived here.

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