Not exactly right, Jerry
POSTED: Friday, December 14, 2012 - 7:36pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 24, 2012 - 12:46pm
Tyler, Tx — 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?