Tuesday, November 26, 2013

President Obama Speech on Immigration

I was happy to see the President move on to something else, rather than continue to here lie after lie from Republicans about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). I honestly believe most Americans want immigrants who come here to better their lives to have a pathway to citizenship; especially young immigrants who were brought here by their parents.

While the President was giving a speech on immigration, members from the organization United We Dream started heckling the President. We’re a country of free speech, so I guess heckling is permitted; I’m cool with that. I look at it this way, if Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) can call the President a liar during a speech to Congress while the whole world were watching, and Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona can chastise and wag her finger in the President’s face; then of course undocumented immigrants should feel they have the right to shout and interrupt his speech on immigration. What’s the big deal; he’s just a Black man who happens to be President.

A spokesperson for United We Dream, Ms. Maria Fernanda Cabello was interviewed by Thomas Roberts on MSNBC today (November 26, 2013). During the interview, every time Ms. Cabello spoke about the President it was always Obama; not one time did Ms. Cabello address the President as President Obama.

As an African American who has lived with discrimination, I know first hand how it feels. I don’t remember reading anything about Native Americans asking White people about legal documentation when the Mayflower landed on America’s shores.

My bottom line is this, I resent the disrespect this President receives from every group who feels they have a beef. Last but definitely not least, I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired of every organization who feels as though they have a beef with America equating their plight with slavery; there is no comparison.

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