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Pythons in the Everglades

pythons.gifToday's immigrants are the next generation's founding fathers, and the first thing the next generation wants is no more immigrants.

It's probably as true of reptiles as it is of people.

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Speaking as the son of LEGAL immigrants from Colombia, I welcome all other LEGAL immigrants. I love being Bilingual...I love that my parents made it a priority to learn English when they came here. Because of their legal road to citizenship, I love that they are considered as much of an American as a Son or Daughter of the Revolutionary War.

From Teddy Roosevelt in 1907...AMAZING how truth is timeless...if you doubt this quote, look it up on Snopes:

"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birthplace or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, We have room for but one language, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

Perhaps the cartoon should have the illegal immigrant snake choking the life out of a hospital in Texas or Arizona.

While bodies are still being found and buried,the wounded treated,fear and anger over "them" is gearing up.
The Lou Dobbs thinkers now have black Haitians to fear,besides the browns from Mexico..A influx of "them" across our boarders.We're basically good and decent people,giving aid,benefit concerts,preforming heroic measures to save lives.
We've had lots of "them" in our past history,the Irish,(due to the famine) the Chinese(who helped build our railroads & worked as miners) Along came the European countries,mine included.I envision a human ladder with each "them" standing on the shoulders of the "them" that came before..each trying to climb a little higher..yes- you'll have a lot of "ankle-biting" going on.Wouldn't it be a nicer world if we could change the "them" to "us".? Just a thought.!

I think Chans next cartoon should be Chief Justice Roberts wearing a Robe covered with Corporate sponsers like a NASCAR driver. "REPUBLICAN DEMOCRACY" ONE NATION UNDER CORPORATE GOD'S

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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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