Town Hall Season doesn’t begin in earnest until Congress leaves Washington for the summer recess on August 1st, however The Unhinged are already voicing their imagined grievances concerning immigrant children fleeing violence and unrest in their home countries.
Texas state Representative David Simpson (R) called for compassion at a town hall meeting this week and his constituents fired back by claiming that their own children have somehow been put at risk because immigrant children, who will remain in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services, are infected disease carriers.
“I believe your constituents should come first when you talk about people who are impacted,” Terri Hill of Longview said during a town hall session that followed a slide show of Simpson’s recent tour of the southern border. “You are to represent us, and we have children. These (immigrants) are people that are coming in with leprosy, tuberculosis, polio.”
For the record, there have been no cases of migrant children with leprosy or polio. There is a higher statistical chance that migrant children have been properly vaccinated than American children.
“I’ve got four kids and a fifth one on the way,” Ben Denson of Gilmer told Simpson from a forum microphone. “These (Central American) kids have scabies and influenza, viral pneumonia, leprosy. These kids are going to be part of the school system. … They are bleeding Texas (Democrat) blue.”
I see. The real problem is immigrants might be liberal. Of course given that the majority of children entering the country are less than 10-years-old, I highly doubt they’ve adopted a specific political ideology yet.
“Don’t take what we say personally,” Rolland told Simpson. “We need our borders protected. We need a lot of things, but what we don’t need is more people at the trough. These people are not coming in with a good, Christian heart. Most of them are criminals, anyway.”
You know, he’s right. I fondly recall the part in the bible when Jesus said “what we don’t need is more people at the trough.”