Published: Monday, May 4 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT
The Deseret news is not going to be happy until Salt Lake City becomes Mexico
city with crime and Disease. Do they not understand they are supposed to be a
Conserative Paper. They will contine to lose readership from conservatives and
will have to print in Spanish editions.
Kudos to the editor for being willing to take an unpopular stand and to put
facts above bigotry. Illegal immigration is a big issue that needs to be
addressed, but the flu is not the fault of Hispanic immigrants, legal or
otherwise, and to blame them is either ignorant or racist.
Good for you, you are a "true Patriot" but why you do not use your name,
are you afraid of something or just plain ignorantare you unable to
analize the importance of the Hispanic comunnity in our State as the other
minority groups.are you afraid of the diversity?
All Humans carry disease. Some diseases are more contagious than
others.When a person immigrates into another nation LEGALY, part of
that process is a medical evaluation to determine if a person is bringing highly
contagious viruses or pathogens. ALL National governments set these protocols to
protect their citizens. STDs to Drug resistant Tuberculosis are a threat to
every nation.When a person is smuggled and trafficked into a nation,
there is NO MEDICAL EVALUATION. This is one reason Many nations are enforcing
stringent anti illegal alien laws.This is the point that the minute
men were drawing attention to.Good grief Deseret News get out of
that west side castle and do some solid journalism on what a LEGAL immigrant has
to comply with. Use those banks of computers give us some accurate
international news on immigration. Start reporting on the rights of LEGAL
immigrants. Why are you not speaking out for them?
China is enforcing their immigration protocols. Some 70 Mexicans have been
detained and quarantined.El Presidente de Mexico says that is
discrimination and is dispatching an airliner to return them back to Mexico.El Presidente, there are MANY of your citizens here in the United States
who feel they are being discriminated against because they are with out proper
valid documentation. Will you please send airliners to pick them up and bring
I dropped my subscription last Wednesday. No more money from me to Des News.
Just free Internet reading once in a while.
Unfortunatly, the Deseret News has become a political backer for illegal aliens
and illegal crime. I suppose it is now "politically correct" to support crime
and lawlesness and the DN is taking every opportunity to advance their agenda.
My subscription is cancelled as of today.
A reason to get everyone to run and get vaccinated.Any reason to why
nurses wont take the vaccinations after seeing more harm they cause.How about getting a list of everything in our vaccinations.Swine
flu just another way for the drug companies to get at us.
@Patriot & re: Patriot: Seeing the big illegal sobs stories on the front page
in my driveway was the reason I stopped buying the hard copy. There is no
balanced journalism on this issue in the DN.
"Don't let facts get in the way of anti-immigration rhetoric that has erupted
since the swine-flu outbreak began."Look in the mirror Deseret News,
your pundits refuse to separate illegal immigration from legal immigration. Big
difference.The media campaign favoring certain ethnic groups over
others is deplorable. Now explain why closing borders including air
traffic and ports for a week does not help to isolate the problem, but closing
the schools in Park City does? Maybe only the rich and their servants are worth
"Never let a good crisis go to waste". Both sides do it.
Good grief, as if xenophobes respect solid thought. Once infected with their
brand of fear and loathing, the only innoculation is a good editorial. It is
good see healthy thought in print. The Deseret News has spoken the
truth - again. Thanks for having the courage to do so. I'm going to give gift
subscriptions to clients.
Some of us conservatives know that the swine-flu hype is ridiculous and simply
want the only thing we've ever wanted - that the law be followed and
"undocumented" workers not be allowed to work here until they become
"documented" again. (And even more important, that "undocumented" criminals be
deported). Be careful pointing fingers at overreacting conservatives
when the Obama administration has been doing absolutely everything they can to
hype up the swine flu in order to have something for the ever-heroic Obama to
battle for us (so we wouldn't focus too much on the pathetic reality of his
100-day report card).
Seems like China at least took care of the problem in the right direction, if
just a little too extreme. If you want to stop the disease, you have to stop
the people who have it and quarantine them. As it is now, the US is watching
while people indiscriminantly travel back and forth, with little to no
verification. No wonder we have such a high number of cases. The only good
news seems to be that this is not a major flu (and, no, vaccinations are
pointless, since this flu isn't covered by them).
I want to thank the Deseret News for encouraging a reasoned dialogue on this
issue. We need to hear from more than one side. We are not going to get a
balanced understanding of an issues from our beloved talk show intellectuals
that make million of dollars a year raising peoples blood pressure.
It's not the immigration...it's the people. If immigrants wish to come to the
US, carry their own load (pay taxes), learn the language (English), adopt the
customs of the land THEY have chosen, and ADAPT, then and only then is
immmigration good for the country. I wish every Mexican immigrant who wishes to
do the former ALL THE BEST. I wish every immigrant Mexican or not, who doesn't
wish the former to kindly return to their own country.
Again the Des News shows their attitudes on illegal immigration. It's true that
travelers and vacationers to Mexico spread the disease in the US but to claim or
ignore the fact that illegal immigration doesn't contribute is ridiculous and
uneducated. I'm canceling my subscription also...
Dishonest and immoral people will sometimes tell lies in an effort to deny,
conceal, and divert attention away from the truth. Such lies are sometimes
referred to as "Red Herrings." For example, illegal aliens and their supporters
will FALSELY accuse those opposed to illegal immigration of being hateful,
ignorant, racist, zenophobic, anti-diverse, and discriminating. These are LIES
designed to conceal and deny the true issue at hand, which is immigration by the
proper, LEGAL process, which includes medical screening, and the OBVIOUS fact
that such screening helps prevent the spread of disease into our nation.
Don't enforce immigration law lest illegal aliens be less likely to report
crimes and seek medical care, we're told. Hmm. Kind of like saying
don't preach sexual abstinence before marriage lest teens fail to use
"protection." Of course, we're also told that enforcement of
immigration law is impossible anyway, just as abstinence is "impossible."
The DN does not address the immigration problem other than to state that it
really has nothing to do with the spread of swine flu.Swine flu is
in the United States because of legal travel BY US CITIZENS to Mexico.China (supposedly) has had no cases of swine flu and is trying to keep it that
way by isolating people coming into the country from Mexico. Will it work? Who
knows - and we probably never will know if it worked or how well because it is
in the best interest of the Chinese government to claim success even if it fails
miserably.Are Chinese tourists going to bring it back to China from
Mexico? At this point no, because their government controls all their travel
and won't let them go to Mexico.We already have people whining about
the US government being a nanny government and now you want them to tell you
where you can and cannot go on vacation?As the editorial stated -
swine flu in the US has absolutely nothing to do with immigration, legal or
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