In our country, we protect the right to free speech to ensure that anyone on our soil may speak without fear of retribution. Tens of thousands of middle school and high school kids write papers on this very subject each year. Somebody should send a bunch to Tom Tancredo.
Earlier this week, Tancredo issued a statement requesting that ICE raid an event in favor of the DREAM Act, being hosted by none other than Senator Dick Durbin. He purports that undocumented individuals (he uses other more choice words) will be attending and… “If we can’t enforce our laws inside the building where American laws are made, where can we enforce them?”
If DREAM students, don’t have the right to voice support for the DREAM act in the halls of congress – the center of our democracy – can we really say we have any democracy anywhere else?