Wednesday, April 28, 2010


So, think the Arizona solution to stop everyone who is driving brown is bad? (Hint: It is.) Well, a Republican candidate from Iowa thinks we need to go one step further. And it's a step that reads like science fiction.

Pat Bertroche, an Urbandale physician and Republican candidate for US Congress thinks we need to microchip illegal aliens prior to deportation.

“I think we should catch ’em, we should document ’em, make sure we know where they are and where they are going,” said Pat Bertroche, an Urbandale physician. “I actually support microchipping them. I can microchip my dog so I can find it. Why can’t I microchip an illegal?
“That’s not a popular thing to say, but it’s a lot cheaper than building a fence they can tunnel under,” Bertroche said.
So let me get this straight. Because you can microchip your dog, you've gotten the bright idea that we should microchip human beings? He doesn't seem to see any disconnect there at all. He's equating illegal aliens with animals.  As in, lets treat them the same as we would a wandering pet. Tag them so we can know where they belong. Which isn't the US of A.

Someone capable of suggesting this kind of thing, much like the people who wrote and passed the Arizona law, doesn't really view immigrants as people. They view as them as vermin. Something that needs to be trapped and removed so that it no longer contaminates our nation.

Whatever happened to "bring me your huddled masses yearning to breathe free"?

H/T to Andrew Sullivan.


Wild Child said...

I'm so embarrassed. I was born and raised in Urbandale. My parents didn't bring me up like that. WTF, indeed. After that comment, though, he has a snowball's chance in hell of winning the election. Most Iowans are not that dumb and most are not that dumb to say it out loud in front of reporters.

Concerned said...

Obviously, this clown was a product of No Child Left Behind...Hey, MORAN! Nazi Germany did this before...ended with the Holocaust...OMFG I hate idiots!!!