Thursday, July 25, 2013

Republican Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) who does he speak for?

Rep. John Boehner, "Rep. Steve King comments are deeply offensive and wrong"!

Rep. Steve King  (R-Iowa)
Europeans were welcomed to the United States through Ellis Island and their names were forever etched in the history of their new country. Some europeans continue to live in the United states without ever becoming citizens of the country that welcomed them, granted those alive today are well into their eighties and nineties and enjoy the benefits of their labor as citizens of the United States.

The other notable migration to the United states were black people purchased as slaves and brought to the united states as slave primarily to work on farms but later worked on some of the most prominent monuments including the capital building and the white house. Republicans like Rep. Steve King of Iowa continue to deny the very existence of black people and their contribution to this great country.

The attack by Rep.Steve King on "DREAMERS" and the "dream act" that would allow young people including Hispanics, Asians including indians, west Indians and other nationalities brought to the United by their parents to become legal residents and eventual citizens is not surprising. These are sentiments are expressed in the work place in public places and in the general community by individuals who feel disenfranchised as educated and qualified minorities now participate in prominent jobs and decision making that affect the nation going forward.

This is Rep. Steve King thinking of these young people and he will not back down from it,
"Some of them are valedictorians and their parents brought them in. It wasn't their fault. It’s true in some cases, but they aren't all valedictorians. They weren't all brought in by their parents. For every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they've been hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert". Rep. Steve King

Regardless of Rep. John Boehner rebuke he is the leader of the Republicans in the house of representatives and he allowed these deep resentments of minorities to fester and grow in his caucus Rep. John Boehner should have seen this national embarrassing statement coming.   

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