Looks like the evil and pernicious homosexuals are going to get a break this election year, and the wedge issue du jour is immigration:
Al and Diane Kitlica have not paid close attention to the immigration debate in Congress. But when more than 100,000 mostly Hispanic demonstrators marched through Phoenix this week, the Kitlicas noticed.
“I was outraged,” Ms. Kitlica told J. D. Hayworth, the Republican who is her congressman, as she and her husband stopped him for 20 minutes while he was on a walk through their suburban neighborhood to complain to him about the issue.
“You want to stay here and get an education, get benefits, and you still want to say ‘Viva Mexico’? It was a slap in the face,” Ms. Kitlica said, adding that illegal immigrants were straining the Mesa public school where she teaches.
A few miles west, Gus Martinez, a Mexican immigrant who was moonlighting at a hot dog stand after a day installing drywall, said the protests had changed his perspective, too.
Mr. Martinez, who said he was a legal immigrant, said he also supported border security to curb illegal entry. But he had taken the day off to march earlier in the week because he believed that the foes of illegal immigration were taking aim at Hispanics as a group. The demonstrations, he said, had instilled in him a sense of power.
I still can’t make up my mind where I stand on this whole imigration mess- my general stance is more is better, but I also feel there needs to be a need for assimilation. Considering that the bills are stalled in the Senate, I do not know if I will have to make up my mind anytime soon, either, and this probably will just turn out to be another issue that really fires people up, drives both sides to the polls, and nothing changes.