From: Richard Khamsi: [e-mail him]
The phrase "or you are an immigrant" in candidate Nguyen's letter is reprehensible.
A legal immigrant who becomes a naturalized citizen of the United States of America is just as legally entitled to vote as Bevens is.
Now, do you understand why that letter is an affront not only to naturalized citizens of the USA, but also to all law-abiding, Constitution-loving Americans?
Khamsi worked for more than 20 years in a northern California county Department of Social Services, and for 15 years for his local AFL-CIO Central Labor Council. His previous letter is here. Joe Guzzardi's column answering these charges is here
From: Name Withheld
I agree with Bevens. The Vietnamese are Orange County's second largest immigrant group and they have to compete a lot of times against illegal immigrants for lower paying service jobs or manufacturing jobs.
But illegal aliens remain the biggest headache.
Also, the Vietnamese are mad that Mexicans are able to enter the US a lot easier than they can—by just crossing the border instead of an ocean.
From: Romelle Winters [e-mail her]
Re: Athena Kerry's Column: God and Girl At Catholic College
Twenty-five years ago, I was a teacher at a Catholic high school in Chicago.
I hear they now speak of God as a She. It's a good thing I am no longer there or I'd be fired for telling them what I think.
The other day Bill O'Reilly—a former seminarian—said that Churches shouldn't judge.
I am happy to see there is still a remnant.
Winters is the Press Secretary for the America First Party, which advocates strong borders and "rational immigration policies."
From: [Name Withheld]
While in Iraq, I often wondered if the Romans of the imperial times felt like they were fighting for nothing other than the wealth of a privileged elite and the glory of an emperor. Did they feel that their sacrifices were in vain? Or was the war booty enough to offset such sentiment?
I began to look at that "SPQR" in another light.
SPQR is Latin for "Senatus Populusque Romanus," or "for the Senate and People of Rome."
Thousands of Romans died for the idea of the Roman republic and the people that made it. Later, they died for the empire that arose as the Republic weakened.
Toward the end of the Western Roman Empire, there were more foreigners in the legions than Romans. The actual Romans were often poor having been replaced by slaves from the very lands they had conquered.
Recently, I looked at my tattoos and wondered, "How long until the sacrifices made by these men raising the flag in Iraq and Afghanistan are as useless as those made by the Romans legions?"
As the American worker is increasingly replaced by outsourcing, H1-B visas, and illegal immigration, as the culture shifts to resemble the jumbled mess of the refugees that overwhelm our lands, and as whole sections of our country are seemingly annexed by invaders, it may not be long until we go the way of the Romans… and for the same reasons.
Looking at the poor retention in all four branches of our military and the dwindling recruiting numbers, many of us are beginning to understand what is really going on in the United States.
[Name Withheld] lives in Maryland.
From: J R [e-mail him]
Re: Joe Guzzardi's Column: We're Italians-Enjoy Us While You Can
So, let me guess: "Italian-American" is okay?
But Hispanic-American, Haitian-American, Asian-American, etc are signs that people are not assimilating NOT assimilating, right?
Feast of San Gennaro, Columbus Day parades, and "Italian Festivals", are great. But Sinko [sic] de Mayo, Carribean Day, Chinese New Year, are all symptoms of alien peoples bent on destroying America, right?
Are you American or Italian?
Given the preponderance of racists like YOU amongst the Wop population, I for one am quite pleased you Wops are now a dying breed! Sixteen million wops in the America will surely dwindle due to low birth rates and intermarriage!
And Italy is either headed for extinction or immigration will reshape what it means to be Italian.
GOOD RIDDANCE OF [sic] THE WOPS!