August 14, 2010 6:27pm CST
OK. I know I promised to stay out of this interest area so I wouldn't be bombarded with ridiculous ignorance, but I can't help it. I just received about the fifth or sixth political call of the day, and this recording really made me ill. The candidate promises to go far beyond changing our area to a conservative stronghold; he promises to institute strong Christian values, and be sure we all live within the tenets of the New Testament. He will have all illegal aliens jailed until they can be extradited, make sure we all carry appropriate identification to be shown any time it's requested, and not allow even the slightest breach of the law to go without the harshest possible punishment. It went on and on in this vain, and I can't imagine how this person is ahead in the polls!!! Since I am not a Christian, should I expect to be exiled or jailed? Since I will never allow anyone to check into my ID unless they can prove there's extremely good cause, will I be exiled or jailed? Since the stop sign at the end of my block is placed where nobody can see what's coming without moving forward, will that infraction cause me to spend the rest of my life in jail? Since my fingerprints were burned off in an accident when I was a little girl, will that be proof that I'm a criminal, eluding the law, so I have to go to jail? As most Jews did, I lost a lot of family members in the 1930s. Will I have to wear a yellow star and become a second- or third-class citizen because I am a Jew? Will my home be taken from me? I know some of this seems extreme, but I can't imagine it's more extreme than this guy's recording, which started with, "Hi, neighbor!" I know there's a lot that's wrong in this country these days, but are willingly being led into Hitlerian fear?