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Monday, April 19, 2010


From: Naomi Schiff []
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 4:04 PM
Subject: foreigners
Dear Rep. Tancredo,

Like you, I am descended from immigrants. Luckily, I'm not in public office so no one is trying to argue for sending me "back" to the place where I was not born. I would guess you may be grateful for this too.

As a nation of proud immigrants, I request that you drop the whole unseemly habit of condemlning the president or anyone else for having a name that doesn't sound like Smith or Jones.

Of all people you should be able to understand this. (If you don't understand it, I can only find the motivation in some kind of ill-informed prejudice.)

This wonderful country deserves better than to bog down in recriminations about where one's parents or grandparents came from.

Hoping for better leadership from you,


Naomi Schiff
Business Owner, parent, and voter.

Naomi Schiff
Seventeenth Street Studios
410 12th Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607

fax: 510-835-1820

1 comment:

  1. Naiomi appears to be confused about what the Constitution says. If she acknowledges Michelle Obama's claim that Kenya is Barak's "Home Country" then her statement flys in the face of the Constitution.
    If she is simply accusing Tancredo being pro "Smith or Jones" only, this too seems silly as Tom would be against himself.

    Does calling Obama a Left Wing Idealogue have a racial aspect? Barney Frank is a Left Wing Idealogue, so is Harry Ried, so is Al Gore. There is no political difference between them. And if any of them were President, and they claimed their "Home Country" to be any place other than the US, the same would apply to them. (Al Gore would have to be sent to wherever he was when inventing the Internet).