Thursday, June 28, 2007
Today we're going to come back to an issue we last discussed in depth over a year ago, immigration. We'll examine several aspects of this most contentious subject, and I'll present a way of looking at the situation you may not have heard before.
In short, I'll tell you why, it's not about amnesty--it's about keeping our part of the bargain.
Included will be some clips of right-wingers that will make your hair stand on end.
According to the polls, Americans clearly don't support mass deportation, and any right-winger who tells you otherwise, you can confidently call either ignorant of the facts, or a liar.
However, and this is what I want to address at some length in this podcast, even among the nearly 6 in 10 Americans in the Gallup poll who would provide a path to citizenship, there are too many who do so begrudgingly -- as if they were being so magnanimous -- with the attitude "oh, they're here, it’s too much trouble to deport them, let them stay."
This attitude shares with the right-wing, the underlying assumption that these undocumented workers have no right to stay here.
But they do. Here's why...(listen to the podcast for the details)
Scheduling note: no podcast next week.
Next Blast The Right Live Call-in Show
July 9, 7pm PST (10 pm EST).
Please go here for details on how to listen.
Guest: Cory Burnell, co-founder, Christian Exodus. According to their website, Christian Exodus is "moving thousands of Christians to South Carolina to reestablish constitutionally limited government founded upon Christian principles."
You'll be able to call in and talk Cory Burnell, as well as to other listeners.
(PS: Right-wingers, if you want to write in to me, fine, but at least do me the courtesy of listening to the podcast first. Please don't respond just on the basis of the brief preview above. Thanks!!)
For those who aren't familiar with podcasts, podcasts are a series of mp3 audio files that you download to your computer or portable music device (iPod or other) and then can listen to whenever you want.
You don't need an iPod to listen to podcasts.
Podcast software like iTunes will automatically check a podcast at intervals you specify, and download any new installments.
iTunes is free and very easy to use. http://www.apple.com/itunes/
In iTunes, if you want to subscribe to my podcast, just click on Advanced at the top right, then choose Subscribe to Podcast, and paste in the URL http://feeds.feedburner.com/blasttheright
That's the URL to use for other podcast-friendly software programs as well.
Alternatively, you can just manually download new episodes from my podcast home page as they become available. Here is a link to my podcast's home page: http://www.therationalradical.com/podcast.html
Jack Clark 10:02 PM [+]