Here is this week’s installment of the Peter Morrison Report. But before we get to that, I have a question. Why has it become a raaaaacial issue to speak against an illegal activity? Especially one that will clearly bankrupt the country if the practice is continued?

The Peter Morrison Report

Summary of this week’s report:

Texas State Rep. Debbie Riddle created a firestorm when she told a
left wing talk show host discussing the recent Arizona bill that
the reason race-based Hispanic groups aren’t in favor of a
crackdown on illegal immigration is that they’re used to
entitlements and want to keep them coming. Questioning
entitlements going to illegal aliens is an unpardonable sin in
politics. We need to commend Rep. Riddle and thank her for speaking
up on this issue and for refusing to back down in the face of
numerous personal attacks on her character.

Send a fax to Rep. Riddle,

Full report:

Texas State Representative Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) found herself
in the middle of a firestorm the other day after she gave an
interview to an obscure left wing talk show host in Houston. An
attorney named Geoff Berg hosts a weekly talk show called Partisan
Gridlock on station KFPT which, just like Berg’s politics, is on
the far left end of the FM dial. KFPT is affiliated with the
notoriously radical Radio Pacifica network. For an idea of where
Berg and KFPT are coming from, just look at a few of the programs
on the station’s schedule: Queer Voices, Proyecto Latino
Americano, Uprising, Arab Voices, Nuestra Palabra and Voz de la

Berg was interviewing Rep. Riddle about her call for a crackdown on
illegal immigration. Rep. Riddle has promised to introduce
legislation this year that will be very similar to the recent bill
passed in Arizona; in other words, she wants a law on illegal
immigration that will actually be effective. During the interview,
Berg employed a typical left wing tactic – he prefaced his question
with “Without making it a racial issue…”, and then proceeded to
bluntly make opposition to illegal immigration into a racial issue.

Berg said that the vote on the tough illegal immigration bill in
Arizona broke down along racial lines – with almost all of the
white legislators voting for it, and almost all of the non-white
legislators opposing it. He then asked Rep. Riddle how she planned
to generate support for her bill from “people of color.” That’s
how liberals talk when they supposedly want to avoid “making it a
racial issue.” They love to play the race card themselves, and
then turn around and accuse their conservative opponents of
injecting race into the discussion. Clearly, Berg was being
disingenuous; he was hoping to goad Rep. Riddle into either making
a verbal “gaffe” that could be twisted and denounced as “racist” by
leftists, or shaming her into backing off of her tough stance on
immigration by playing the race card.

This time, though, it didn’t work. Debbie Riddle simply stated
things matter-of-factly. She told Berg that it would be hard to
generate equal support for action on illegal immigration from every
group: “When you have people that are used to entitlements, then
they like the entitlements and they want the entitlements to keep
coming.” That may not be politically correct, but it’s true that
illegal aliens do get entitlements and they want to continue to get
them. Of course, there are many conservative Hispanic Americans
who are strongly opposed to both illegal immigration and free
handouts from the government, but, if voting patterns are any
guide, then they are unfortunately in the minority, and pretending
otherwise is nothing but intellectual dishonesty. In 2008,
Hispanics voted 2-1 for Obama, even after John McCain shamelessly
pandered to them. They didn’t vote overwhelmingly for Obama and
the Democrats because they want to see a reduction in entitlement

It’s even more dishonest to pretend that entitlements aren’t one of
the main reasons illegals are coming here by the millions. In just
one city in America, Los Angeles, the local government is spending
nearly fifty million dollars per month on welfare and food stamps
for the children of illegals. Educating them may be even more
costly – the Supreme Court ruled decades ago that it’s somehow
unconstitutional to deny free public schooling to the children of
illegals. For all the problems facing our schools, they are far
superior to the average school in Mexico and we spend billions of
dollars a year on educating the children of illegals. The same
goes for health care – politicians in Washington have ruled that
hospitals must treat illegal aliens in emergency rooms, and they
take advantage of this entitlement to the tune of billions more
each year. In California alone, over eighty hospitals have closed
down because they went bankrupt treating illegal aliens who don’t
pay. In Houston, illegals constitute nearly twenty percent of
patients in the Harris County Hospital District, and officials
there are warning that the county hospital system may not have a
viable future if they don’t attract more paying customers to cover
the costs of treating illegals.

Even though she spoke the truth, and didn’t come close to
committing a “gaffe”, liberals immediately denounced Debbie Riddle
as a “racist.” Of course, it’s becoming clearer every day that
anyone who opposes illegal immigration is a “racist” in the eyes of
liberals. It’s been said that a racist is simply a conservative
who’s winning an argument with a liberal. If left-wingers can’t
refute someone, they simply resort to calling them vicious names.
It didn’t stop with “racist”, either – she’s been called “an idiot”
and “a Nazi”, and many other names too crude to repeat here.
Thankfully, Rep. Riddle not only has the courage to speak the
truth, she also refuses to be intimidated. Most politicians would
have backed off and groveled an apology in the face of this
onslaught, but not Debbie Riddle. She’s standing firm, and issued
a statement defending her remarks about why race based groups like
the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus oppose enforcing our
immigration laws:

“…I gave my honest answer: I think that those lawmakers believe
that illegal immigrants are entitled to services that we reserve
for our citizens, services that must be paid for by the tax dollars
of our citizens, and are too often given to illegal immigrants
instead of our citizens. I think this is not just wrong, not just
unjust, but truly and utterly immoral in every sense of the word.

As our state deals with the largest financial crisis we’ve seen in
recent memory, lawmakers have unpleasant and unpopular decisions
that must be made. We must choose to provide for the safety and
security of our citizens before we make concessions to those who do
not have a legal right to be here in the first place.

I will not send our citizens to the back of the line in order to
appease the politically-correct left.”

It’s extremely heartening to see a politician speak the truth and
let the chips fall where they may. Not to mention Rick Perry’s
name, but unfortunately, some of our politicians have “concerns”
about an illegal immigration bill that would enforce our laws and
say that it “would not be the right direction for Texas.”

Meanwhile, Debbie Riddle simply pointed out the obvious – it’s the
organized liberal Hispanic groups that openly base their policies
on race when it comes to illegal immigration, not conservatives.
Politicians like her are a rare specimen these days, and she is to
be commended for putting American citizens first, and for having
the courage to speak the truth and not back down when liberals go
on the war path.

Send a fax to Rep. Debbie Riddle and thank her for her bold stand,
and let her know that you support her one hundred percent in her
efforts to stop the invasion by illegal aliens:

The Peter Morrison Report


  • Matt May 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Sounds like an inconvenient truth to me.

  • Opus #6 May 13, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Why is it a racial issue? Because anybody who disagrees with The Won is a racist. By liberal definition.

    • Red May 13, 2010 at 4:25 pm

      ‘The Won’. Well put.

  • Red May 13, 2010 at 7:56 am

    You’ve been totally linked.

  • Matthew May 13, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Debbie Riddle is brave enough to stand up for what is right. This is an illegal activity that is costing Texans 5 billions + dollars each year to educate, incarcerate and provide health care for people of other countries. This has nothing to do with race, although MSNBC would like you believe otherwise. It is NOT “anti-immigration” – It is to help enforce our immigration laws and reduce illegal-immigration. Visit Representative Riddle’s website and let her know you support here!

  • Delaware Bob May 13, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Illegal aliens are destroying this Country, and one would have to be almost blind not to see this. How much longer do we have to support these illegal aliens? How much longer do we have to school their illegal alien children? How much longer are we going to let them have our jobs? How much longer are we going to put up with all the crime, stolen identities, forged documents, fake green cards? How much longer are we going to allow these illegal aliens to send money out of this Country and bring our Country down? Oh, amnesty will correct all this. WRONG! Nothing will change except we wouldn’t be able to call them illegal aliens any more. Let’s get rid of these illegal aliens! Let’s get them back to their own Country where they belong!

    I’m from Delaware, and we are pressing to get the Oklahoma State Illegal Immigration Law, HB 1804, passed here in Delaware. Three years ago we had about 32,000 illegal aliens here. Today we have about 68,000 illegal aliens here. We have had it! We want our State back!

    I’m proud of you Rep. Riddle! Keep up the good work!

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