Given the ignorance of the current regime inside the Beltway, I am willing to bet that they've never even given a thought to the parallels of their current scheme and Operation Keelhaul, crafted by Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill and Truman. Either that or they just do not care. Given the governments stance on the Elian Gonzales case, I tend to lean towards the latter.
Why the hypocrisy? What makes Central Americans any better than Chinese? If anything you would think that this country would jump at the chance to take the high ground and offer sanctuary to people fleeing communist countries. How many of these people that Crypt Keeper Chertoff is sending back will end up as forced labourers in some People's Collective Farm? How many will end up on their knees in a stadium somewhere receiving a 9mm to the back of the skull, (and have their families billed for the ammo)?
The PRC may have changed a great deal in some ways since I lived there in the late 70's, but it sure hasn't changed enough to convince me that anyone sent back will receive anything resembling a fair shake. The Bush regime should realise this, but given their stance towards China I must assume that they just don't give a damn. If this country can absorb 11 million "illegal" Central Americans then it is a certainty that we can, and should offer "amnesty" to the 39,000 Chinese who fled to this country from Communist China.
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
If, as we have been told, George W. Bush thinks the Constitution is "...just a goddamned piece of paper!"...then what can we assume his thoughts are where Lady Liberty is concerned? Maybe she's "..just a goddamned statue!" and what she stands for is outmoded when it comes to pleasing our communist Chinese trading "partners"? We know what they think of her, they showed the world on June 4th, 1989.
One thing is certain....the words inscribed above obviously mean nothing to most Americans anymore. Perhaps the Lady herself has outlived her day and should be removed from the public eye, since she obviously holds no place in the heart or soul of this country any longer. What a sad day when those seeking freedom are sent back to tyranny.
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