Kansas City doesn’t make it into national headlines very often, so I thought I’d update you on the talk of the town right now.
We elected a new mayor of KC, MO, who is responsible for appointing people to various boards. He appointed an old lady, Mrs. Semler, to the parks board. Now, the parks board, while important, is not exactly a political entity. It’s responsible for making decisions about the parks of KC.
But, oh my! It turns out, Semler is a member of the Minutemen. Now, I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Minutemen. They are the group that has a bunch of old people sitting in lawn chairs on the border, who call border patrol when they see people running across. It’s not terribly effective, since there aren’t that many people there, but it’s prevented some drug dealers and criminals from entering the country. People say they’re racist. Well, that’s what people always try to say when they disagree with someone’s politics.
This is the Minutemen’s charter: “To see the borders and coastal
boundaries of the United States secured against the unlawful and unauthorized entry
of all individuals, contraband, and foreign military. We will employ all means
of civil protest, demonstration, and political lobbying to accomplish this goal.” Sounds pretty darned racist, huh?
Anyhoo, that’s really 100% beside the point since it’s not illegal to be a member of the Minutemen and it IS illegal to run across the border without going through proper channels. Go figure.
Now, Semler has never actually sat on the border… she just joined because she agrees with their mission of securing the borders. Ok, sounds pretty racist and evil, eh?
Enter La Raza (“the race”), an open-borders, pro-illegal-immigration organization who claims that it isn’t any of those things while actively working to forward those goals. La Raza was going to have their convention in Kansas City, and then found out about Semler. They went to the mayor and demanded he remove her or else they would not have their convention here. Now, this isn’t particularly well thought out, since many of the businesses who would be helped by a convention in KC are owned and run by minorities. But, that would entail logic, which is not important when you can go around spewing racial rhetoric.
Our mayor, man that he is, basically told them they were being ridiculous and refused to remove Semler. La Raza pulled their convention.
The NAACP had said they would pull theirs as well, but now that La Raza pulled theirs, they’ve changed their mind. But there’s some Southern Evangelical convention that’s supposed to be in KC next year, and now THEY are talking about cancelling. Guess why…
They say that the Minutemen organization is a white supremacist, near-terrorist organization.
You know what. You think Kansas City (who’s been sending Emanuel Cleaver, a black man, to congress for frickin ever) is racist, then take your stupid toys and go home. Kansas City should not want to have their name tied in any way to La Raza, except in the context it already is – we told them to shove it.
Go Mayor Funkhouser.
Go HERE to join the Minutemen.