Here’s an opinion piece by Ken Pittman that appears in today’s edition of the New Bedford Standard-Times on the subject of illegal immigration in response to a 4-day presentation of immigration in the SouthCoast & well beyond.
The paper did a fantastic job covering the plight of those seeking the American Dream. The concerted effort was obviously on the illegal immigrants and in particular, Central Americans. There can be no doubt that one would have to be heartless not to concede that their conditions are indeed desperate and worthy of dramatic change.
However, there was a time in this country when men saw the same desperate need for change. I’m having trouble recalling the Founding Fathers of these United States refusing to make a stand and instead, calling for an exodus away from their land.