Friday, June 23, 2006

Don Goldwater Supports Concentration Camps

I thought Mike Hellon's suggestion of denying citizenship to children born here in the U.S. was over-the-top and ridiculous, but this takes the cake.

A Republican gubernatorial candidate's call for creation of a forced labor camp for illegal immigrants drew rebukes Friday from two GOP lawmakers, who labeled it a low point in the immigration debate.

Don Goldwater, nephew of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater, caused an international stir this week when EFE, a national news agency of Spain, quoted him as saying he wanted to hold undocumented immigrants in camps to use them "as labor in the construction of a wall and to clean the areas of the Arizona desert that they're polluting."


But two Republicans, Arizona Sen. John McCain and Rep. Jim Kolbe, called Goldwater's comments "deeply offensive" and asked state Republicans to reject his candidacy in the Sept. 12 primary.
Nothing like some Friday evening stress balm in the form of GOP infighting. Now if only I could stop the nightmares that abound when I think that many people agree with Don's extremist viewpoints.

Which reminds me, July 1st is the kickoff for Democracy Summer. Time to bring the popular grito from the March/April rallies to life: Marchamos Hoy, Mañana Votamos

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