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Nixon’s Efforts Counter Governor’s New Initiative

August 29th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Jay Nixon pictured with Bernardo Ramirez, former deputy vice president of the National Council of La Raza. Ramirez is currently a board member for the Hispanic Economic Development Corporation in Kansas City.

While Attorney General Jay Nixon makes it easier for Illegals to “hide in the shadows” of our society by releasing press releases in Spanish and by printing (at taxpayers expense) booklets titled Conozca Sus Derechos, (“Know Your Rights”) the Missouri Political News Service applauds the decisive actions by Governor Blunt to prevent taxpayers’ money from supporting illegal immigration. Yesterday, his office announced tough new initiatives to ensure that state-supported building projects are not employing illegal workers.

Throughout Missouri and the country, many of us have witnessed at construction and home remodeling sites, hard working but non English speaking workers, performing jobs that the open borders crowd say “Americans will no longer do.” We’re certainly not against immigration, it is ILLEGAL immigration that we’re against. We agree with the governor that Missouri should not be awarding valuable tax credits to individuals and firms that exploit illegals’ labor.

We have a couple of questions for Mr. Nixon? One, what exactly is his position on illegal immigration and border enforcement? As the chief law enforcement official for our state, one would think he would support the rule of law, but encouraging people to not learn English, seems to contradict that assertion.

Second, what is his relationship with Hispanic Economic Development board member Bernardo Ramirez? Ramirez is the former deputy vice president of the National Council of La Raza or La Raza for short. La Raza is a 501c3 non profit organization that means “the race” in Spanish. The organization touts itself as “the largest national Latino civil rights organization in the United States.” The organization, which probably does a lot of good for its community, is not without controversy. According to this April 2006 Human Events article:

“La Raza succeeded in raking in over $15.2 million in federal grants in 2005, of which $7.9 million was in U.S. Department of Education grants for Charter Schools, and undisclosed amounts were for get-out-the-vote efforts supporting La Raza political positions.”

In chilling detail, the article goes on to spell out what the organization teaches its members:

“The La Raza movement teach that Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and parts of Washington State make up an area known as “Aztlan” — a fictional ancestral homeland of the Aztecs before Europeans arrived in North America. As such, it belongs to the followers of MEChA. These are all areas America should surrender to “La Raza” once enough immigrants, legal or illegal, enter to claim a majority, as in Los Angeles. The current borders of the United States will simply be extinguished. This plan is what is referred to as the “Reconquista” or reconquest, of the Western U.S. But it won’t end with territorial occupation and secession. The final plan for the La Raza movement includes the ethnic cleansing of Americans of European, African, and Asian descent out of Aztlan.”

In conclusion, Nixon’s embrace of non assimilation for immigrants is very disturbing for a man seeking the highest office in our state. We hope in the coming days and months of the campaign, he clearly explains his position on this important issue.

Related

Missouri Pulse: “Nixon’s Record Combating Illegal Immigration”

MOGOP: “Does Nixon Have Position on Illegal Immigration? Yes, He Supports It”

K.C. Blue Blog: “Republican Blog Goes After Nixon for Having Support of Latino-American Business Leaders”

K.C. Star: “Immigration tops Graves town hall meeting”

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  • 1 Gil Guerrero // Aug 30, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    You do not have the slightest clue to what you are saying in regards to la raza. yes it means the race, but in spanish it’s actual meaning is the people. There is no La Raza Movement. That is the biggest lie that you are promoting. The National Council of La Raza is an organization similar to the Urban League, what they promote is programs and conditions to improve the quality of life for Latinos. You also rail against Mecha. Mecha students are politically aware, We all speak of Aztlan, or the Southwest because it gives us historical roots to be present in this country. WE just did not come yesterday. Many of our ancestors were here before anglo settlers. During the 1960’s many Americans of Mexican descent began to fight notions that they had to live as second class citizens. At the same time Latinos were dying in Vietnam in greater proportions than they were represented in the Us Population. You are promoting hatred and divisivess that is a dark spot on American history. We have attacked every non Anglo Saxon immigrant since the birth of this country, starting with Polish laborers in Jamestown. Nativists and demogogues like yourself have been a cancer to this country for decades. Lucky for this Country that despite historic attacks on immigrants by people such as yourself, they went on and have gone on to contribute to the economy and defend this country. Many of the Latino soldiers in Iraq have families who came here as undocumeted workers. Latinos also have the highest percentage of Medals of Honor that any ethnic group. History will show that this period of time for Latinos will equate with the hatred endured by the Irish and Chinese during the 1800’s and the Eastern Europeans and Italians of the early 1900’s. THE history books of my grandchildren will teach of this time of tribulation and hopefully also mention the work of you and your fellow xenophobes in tarnishing the image of America as a land of opportunity and freedom..

  • 2 Ezekiel // Aug 31, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    WOW!

    Where do I begin to describe how ill-informed, convoluted, misleading and ill-researched this article is regarding these types of issues?

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