Just when I thought I’d heard it all, something else comes along. Yesterday I read an AP story about an Argentine artist (Judi Werthein) and her invention of Brinco (jump) shoes. She would take the shoes to the U.S.-Mexico border in
The red-white-and-green Mexican-flag colored shoes were no ordinary shoes, the article said. The shoelaces dangled a small compass and a flashlight. The tongue of the shoe had a small pocket for money or pain killers. The removable insole had a rough map of the border region. Werthein called the shoes a border crosser’s most important garment.
On a recent visit to
Why was this allowed?
Let me get one thing straight. Just because I am of Mexican descent, it does not mean that I dance with joy when illegal immigrants cross our border. I do not like it. In fact, I was ready to become a minuteman – um…woman, when I heard of it. I was so fascinated by their work, that I took a couple of days to travel to
I am all for Homeland Security. And that means protecting our country at all borders and from all who trespass or aid in the process.
Werthein denies a charge of encouraging illegal immigration and said they will cross with our without her shoes.
Does she think we are stupid? Of course she’s helping them. The story said she interviewed shoe designers, migrants, aid workers and immigrant smugglers to research the best design over a two-year period.
How would we feel if she was helping Al Qaeda like this? How do we know she’s not?
I was so upset when I read this story. No wonder we are such a mess. This woman from Argentine is helping them smuggle to the
If she’s so worried about them, why doesn’t she guide them south to
Yes, it’s sad to see the people of
Think of it like this:
You have a family to protect. Would you stand by and do nothing if strangers were coming into your home through your back door. What if they were poor and hungry?
Wouldn’t you stand guard to keep them out and to protect your family?
Would you let them throw their sleeping bags in your children’s rooms? Let them help themselves to the food in the refrigerator? Sooner than later, that food would be gone and the parents would be broke and their own children would suffer.
Would you let that happen in your home?
Exactly! That’s what I thought.