I Am Mexican. I Am Conservative. Trump Has A Point On Immigration

Kimber, Chicks on The Right

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Back in June when President Trump pointed out that Judge Gonzalo Curiel may be biased against him given his Mexican heritage, everyone collectively shrieked RACIST. When asked what my opinion was, as a Mexican myself, I asked people to put themselves in the judge’s position.

Imagine him at a family gathering, looking into the eyes of all those who have been convinced by a rather effective leftist media that Trump (aka Orange Hitler) hates them, and wants them dead. Now imagine him telling his family and friends that they’re all wrong, which is why he didn’t “get him” while he had the chance, because his job is to uphold the law. They feel betrayed. His relationships might never be the same again.

It’s easy to say you’re above all of this. It’s easy to say you’d always do the right thing. It’s easy to say that you would never succumb to any sort of bias, that as the Judge you would always rule objectively, and as his family, you would respect that he was simply upholding the law. But you’re only human, and I don’t believe you.

I knew Trump had a point back then, and now, more than ever, I understand he was correct in his concerns.

Why? Because blood runs thicker than water, but does logic run thicker than blood? It should, it must, but sometimes it hurts.

What am I getting at?

I am conservative. Obviously. I write for Chicks on the Right. That’s not a fluke. I’m also Mexican. So here I am, having a difficult time expressing my opinions on the 84 Lumber ad everyone is talking about, because underneath all of my conservative logic, it really does sadden me that things are the way they are. The point of reminding you of Judge Curiel is this: I cannot deny that my heritage influences how I feel about this. It’s human nature. 

I love my culture, I love my people, and I am proud to be Mexican. I am also adamantly opposed to illegal immigration. It’s hard, sometimes, to balance the two. Not because I have any doubts, but because it hurts to accept that we cannot help everybody. Even those you love.

 

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