The earth may be beginning to turn counterclockwise. There is a slight chance I might be in agreement with Corey Stewart, who just returned home from his trip to NYC where he was on the MTV panel regarding illegal immigration. He joined Annabel Park, Eric Byler, Paul Rodriguez, John Quiones, and others in a discussion led by Times Reporter Fernanda Santos.
The panel discussion was a prelude to the premiere of 9500 Liberty, the award winning documentary directed by Byler and Parks. According to the News and Messenger, Corey was nervous about going and felt that he might be getting set up. He was afraid of MTV using footage to cast him in an unflattering light, completely out of context.
The first showing of 9500 Liberty will be Sunday, Sept. 26 at 8:00 p.m. on MTV2, MTVU and Tr3s MTV.
Stewart obviously was pleasantly surprised:
“I didn’t expect there to be much common ground,” Stewart said. “But there at the end, much to my surprise, some of the panelists and I believe most of the audience agreed that if you are here illegally and then commit a crime and pose a danger to society, you should be deported.”
What’s to not agree with? I don’t think any of us want to be rubbing elbows with criminals. That is why we here at moonhowlings.net have supported the 287(g) program as well as the physical arrest resolution. So if we are to take Corey at his word in the above statement, then yes, today the earth reverses its spin. I agree with the above quote made by Corey Stewart. I have always felt that way.
Stewart doesn’t think that the MTV experience will garner him votes from young people. I don’t agree there. Young people are all over the political spectrum. Perhaps if that panel discussion is shown and Corey illustrates that he is reaching out for common ground rather than crushing his opposition, he might pull in more votes than he thinks.