Neal Barton's POV

Not exactly right, Jerry

POV

POSTED: Friday, December 14, 2012 - 7:36pm

UPDATED: Monday, December 24, 2012 - 12:46pm

I love our Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson. There is no doubt he loves our great state of Texas.

However, he's been making the rounds with a very controversial speech about immigration. There is nothing news reporters like more than Republicans going soft on immigration.

Patterson's speech basically says that the first illegal immigrants to Texas were white people. At the time, this was Mexico and it was Mexican land, and we were the intruders.

In part of the article the Texas Tribune wrote "Long before President Obama's re-election, after which prominent Republicans said their party needed to show Hispanics a gentler position on immigration reform, Patterson used Texas history to promote a softer and more nuanced view of what to do with people who have come here without work papers.

At Republican clubs around the state, he tells them that the first immigrants were white Americans and that many of them were here illegally.

Yes, that's absolutely true. But, comparing the 1830s to now is insane. Back then, you immigrated, you assimilated, you had to swear you were a catholic. Then you were own your own.

No immigrants had children, then wanted state benefits and the goodies which go along with it.

I know Patterson is trying to be big as he runs for lt. governor, but using this for an example of how he really feels could demolish his hopes of being supported by conservatives.

That's my point if view, whats yours?

You can email me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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Patterson needs to recheck his Texas history. This was a Spanish territory, not Mexican, when Anglos first migrated here. Second, they were invited in, not illegal, to settle the area. What was illegel was their slave ownership, but Spain, then later Mexico was somewhat tolerant of it. What the TEA party needs to do is demonstrate how the Dem party hates the family values of Hispanics and blacks and the opportunities we offer and how little the Dems think of them.

God bless Texas and Louie Gohmert.

CHARLES, IF YOU DID NOT NOTICE, IN THE LAST ELECTION IT SHOWED THAT THERE ARE FEWER OF YOU COMMUNIST IN AMERICA THAN YOU THINK.

JERRY IS CORRECT.
Where are you Charles, JP, Sparrow, Old Turkey, Republicans, T-Partiers? Why aren't you on here telling use how sorry these public employees are and deserve to lose their jobs to cuts, lower their pay and lose their pensions.
Why don't you bad mouth public servents now like the police, fire fighters Teachers, Correctional Officers all who risk their lives for the public every day to keep YOU safe. DO NOT BE A BUNCH OF COWARDS NOW.

Time to get back on your meds DON. Everytime I hear that a government pension is to be reduced or eliminated I cheer and sing a song of praise...hope we get your pension off our backs soon..taxpayers are tired of carrying your socialist deadweight

Not gonna happen, in Fact I'll bet more of those communist legislators you support will be voted out in the mid term election. You are too much of a coward to do the job of a government worker (military, police, fireman, correctional officer, TEACHER).

Reps for the most part are all talk and no backbone. Gave up on the whole lot of them, with the exception of Louis Gohmert.

gohmert is an idiot and makes all Texans look like idiots infront of the world every time he opens his mouth on Fox

VOTE Gohmert OUT OF OFFICE IN THE NEXT ELECTION

So is this what my tax dollars buy, a platform for you to spew your idiot thoughts . Go quietly and enjoy your pension while I wait to vote it away from you.

I sure am glad the T-Publicans are driving our economy over the cliff and everyones taxes will go up. I will be talking to my Reps about another cost of living raise being there will more of your money in the bank Charlie. I think 15% to 23% over the next two years would be a conservative figure.

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