One of the funniest pro-gun attacks is to call gun control folks bigots because we want to deprive others of their god-given natural human rights. Well, get a load of this guy. This is bigotry.
After introducing a bill that would tax money sent from the US to Mexico, the Congressman had this to say as justification.
When asked why he was targeting the Latin American countries with his new tax, he came up with a couple of reasons. He claimed that Hispanic immigrants are bringing many illnesses to this country like polio and plague. He also said that 99% of those receiving indigent care are Hispanics. Both of these charges are not just bogus, but also ridiculous.I'd bet this guy knows which way to vote on gun issues too. Yet, I realize that as a group, Texas gun owners are definitely not racist. That's what we've been told anyway, over and over again.
The fact is that the last case of polio in Texas was in 1995 (about 16 years ago) and was contracted by a citizen who traveled abroad. The only incident of plague in the last 10 years was contracted on a hunting trip to New Mexico in 2006. Outside of Berman's bigoted brain there is absolutely no evidence that Hispanic immigrants pose any kind of health danger in Texas (or any other state).
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