Thu Oct 18, 2012, 04:00 PM
trailmonkee (2,605 posts)
Immigrant Groups Call For Romney To Take Down Ad
Source: huffington post
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Immigrant rights groups called Thursday for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to stop airing a Spanish-language television ad that debuted Wednesday, calling its claims that he worked with Democrats on immigration reform as Massachusetts' governor and would do the same as president, misleading.
"Romney's ad is a fraud," Frank Sharry, executive director of pro-immigration reform group America's Voice, said in an email. "The only permanent solution we know Romney will advocate is 'self-deportation,' which is code for a purge of millions of hardworking Latino immigrant families."
Many of Romney's Spanish-language ads point out -- correctly -- that Obama failed to enact comprehensive immigration reform as he promised during his 2008 campaign, and that Romney would do better. Romney has said he would begin work on immigration reform before Inauguration Day.
Erika Andiola, an undocumented immigrant and political director of Dream Action Coalition, said Latino voters won't be convinced by Romney's recent statements.
"After running on an anti-immigrant platform all year, he is now trying to mislead the Latino community without details on a real solutions," she said in an email. "Self-deportation, e-verify, SB-1070, and a military pathway only to residency are not the solutions Dreamers and the Latino community are looking for."
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/immigration-romney-television-ad_n_1981091.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003
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Immigrant Groups Call For Romney To Take Down Ad (Original post)
Response to trailmonkee (Original post)
Thu Oct 18, 2012, 04:49 PM
golfguru (4,676 posts)
1. Is that censorship or refusing 1st Amendment?
The 1st Amendment (free speech rights) is the most vital part of our constitution.
Do not tread on our rights! Even the despicable anti-Islam movie has rights. Note
that in Nazi Germany there was no 1st or 2nd Amendment and 6 million innocent
civilians were executed without access to any resistance.
Response to golfguru (Reply #1)
Thu Oct 18, 2012, 04:57 PM
marybourg (2,285 posts)
2. I'm not sure what you're saying,
but the first amendment only applies to government acting to suppress speech, not to a membership organization's actions or to an individual's actions. In fact, they are exercising THEIR first amendment rights in protesting.
Response to marybourg (Reply #2)
Fri Oct 19, 2012, 12:44 AM
golfguru (4,676 posts)
8. The group has the right to protest
and whoever is putting out the Ads in Spanish have equal rights also.
So what I am saying is that everyone has right in this country to express themselves.
Sometimes we do not realize how vital that is, until we travel to countries where saying
something disagreeable to the ruling regime will land your azz in prison.
Response to golfguru (Reply #8)
Fri Oct 19, 2012, 01:21 AM
ronnie624 (4,359 posts)
9. Immigrant rights groups are *asking* the Romney campaign to stop running the ads
because they are misleading (bald faced lies). They are not demanding government censorship.
I think you are a bit confused about the intent of the First Amendment. It doesn't say you can't demand that others stop saying things you don't like. I says the government will not censor political speech.
Response to golfguru (Reply #12)
Fri Oct 19, 2012, 01:40 PM
LanternWaste (20,544 posts)
14. Nor does it have anything 'against' a request...
"1st Amendment has nothing against telling lies.."
Nor does it have anything 'against' a request...