I have received communications from various groups since I am a candidate for U.S. House. This is my reply to one such group.
To: Greg Sorbon, NumbersUSA
I received your e-mail and surveys in regard to immigration. I cannot thank you for your inquiries. However, I shall reply. Numbers USA has been called a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
After review of NumbersUSA’s policy positions and history, I agree with that assessment. John Tanton played 3-card Monte racism by founding NumbersUSA, the Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR) and Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).
You attempt to manipulate people by lying about immigrants to stoke fear. However, one thing to know: if you want less crime, encourage immigration. Statistics: immigrants commit fewer crimes and do more to improve the lives of their families and the lives of others around them.
That’s kinda spiffy - especially in a country that, in our history, has welcomed so many immigrants. “The Wall” was a decent album, but absurd as a “solution” to a non-existent crisis.
The current administration’s policies are cruel, rooted in racism, and through separation of children and parents at the border violate principles of decency and of due process of law. If you want to stop crime, stop Russian oligarchs who use real estate to launder drug money.
I hope you will tell your members that I oppose your group and its nefarious goals and you will express to them that they should oppose me as a candidate. I want to be clear. Racism is wrong. Your policies are based in racism. I do not want your votes.
You correspondence was sent to me as I run for public office. I shall post this reply to you as a blog so that the public can read it.
I am Mark Small, a GOP candidate for U.S. House in Indiana’s 5th Congressional District. I am proud to be a progressive and to oppose racism. I approve of this blog. Hell, I wrote it.