Stephanie Usrey strode up to her local Wal-Mart store the other morning with the steely look of a boxer about to step into the ring.Let's get this straight. These "Mexicans" did not violate any of Stephanie Usrey's legitimate rights. They merely dared to shop in her presence--and this is what it took to compel this halfwit to think that she had the right to throttle open migration into America.
A stay-at-home mother of two, Usrey has dreaded shopping at this particular branch ever since a Friday afternoon about five years ago, when she said she suddenly noticed she was the only non-Latino customer.
"That was the first time I looked around and said, 'Man, I didn't realize how many Mexicans there were here,' " Usrey, 39, recalled. "And they don't seem to feel any discomfort when they're, like, six inches from your face and talking to each other in their language, either. I just felt very encroached upon. . . . It was like an instant feeling of 'I'm in the minority, and if we don't get control over this, pretty soon all of America will be outnumbered.' "
That sense of alarm, echoed in communities across the nation, helped seal defeat for the Senate immigration bill Thursday. Fueled by talk-radio hosts and Web sites, Usrey and tens of thousands of other first-time activists bombarded their senators with phone calls and e-mails decrying the bill as an unacceptable amnesty for the nation's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants. [N.C. Aizenman, The Washington Post]
Was Stephanie Usrey examining birth certificates and green cards at her local Wal-Mart? Did she have any idea who shopping along with her was an illegal immigrant and who was not? No. For Stephanie Usrey, the mere use of a different language and a differing custom regarding personal space was enough to propel her to want to shackle untold numbers of immigrants to a failing state they have no power to repair.
All I can say is "how disgusting." I wish that I didn't have to live in a country where vermin such as Stephanie Usrey and her ilk exist as my fellow citizens.