Looking for balance? Go to Sea World

Ten out of ten opinions promote single view

Does everyone support raising funds for college scholarships for illegal students?

If there is any dissent on the issue, you’d never know it by reading the Viewpoints section of the Arizona Republic. The Viewpoints are unanimous in presenting only one point of view.  And if substantiation is needed the newspaper tells us that there is “a lot of common ground” on the issue since “lots of folks think it is un-American to punish people for crimes they didn’t commit” since “they are in this country illegally through no fault of their own,” and “want to go to college and give back to the community.”

Out of two full pages on the subject, ten individuals write columns in support of private financing of public education for college students illegally in the United States.

In The Dream Remains Elusive, lawyer Jose A. Cardenas writes that in 2006, Arizona voters approved Prop. 300. making university students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or who do not have lawful immigration status, ineligible for state-funded or subsidized financial aid. It also requires them to pay out-of-state tuition, which is currently about $18,000 a year at Arizona State University. In-state tuition is about $5,500.

Cardenas and his like-minded bevy of writers bemoan the fact that the tuition is too high, without stating, that in fact, the law does not prevent anyone from enrolling in the state community colleges or universities.

Tuition rates are excessive for many legal citizen students, also, but no one is offering them a DREAM Act or to foot their bills. Most work while attending school.

If you’re looking for balance, the daily newspaper is obviously not the place to find it. Go to Sea World and watch the big blue ball held aloft in a balancing act that is far preferable to this pathetic journalist venture.

11 Responses to Looking for balance? Go to Sea World

  1. Ron says:

    One side of most issues is what the Republic has presented for many years. If this is to pass for journalism, the profession has lost its way.

  2. Jason says:

    The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act) is a nightmare for American’s taxpaying citizens.
    Educate yourself here:
    http://www.heritage.org/research/immigration/bg1960.cfm

  3. Tim L. says:

    Jose Cardenas bald face lies in his column and he knows it. In-state tuition is not about $5,500. All tuition is about $18,000. Taxpayers subsidize the $18,000. by about $12,500. Cardenas doesn’t want you to know that he favors U. S. taxpayers subsidizing college tuition for illegal aliens. Excellent SNOW JOB Cardenas but, it didn’t work everywhere. Where it did work, I’m sure you misinformed many people over to your side of the argument. Congratulations liar. I apologize that Arizona voters and America are not lined up with illegal aliens on the issue of U.S. taxpayers subsidizing life for illegals NOT. Keep up the good lies.

  4. Chuck says:

    Thanks for the clarification, Tim. This outrageous program to underwrite the tuition of illegal students is also endorsed by ASU’s overpaid president Michael Crow. How about helping our own struggling kids? No one is keeping the illegal students from attending school. But why should they be singled out for assistance? The newspaper really went overboard on this one!

  5. Carrie Mason says:

    My family discontinued this rag many moons ago just so we would not be subjected to this liberal attack every morning.

  6. SherriAZ says:

    The decline in the subscription rate to the Rag would be enough to make any NORMAL businessperson sit up and take notice- but not the Hispandering editorial staff at the Rag. Citizens are speaking up in a real way- through their wallets.

    Next we will speak again through the ballot box, hopefully removing all Hispandering politicians and voting down ANY and ALL measures that support continued illegal immigration. Allowing illegals to pay in state tuition needs is a slap in the face to every legal student. We’re paying for our kids- how about the illegal parents? Oh, that’s right- by refusing to learn Engish they have limited their opportunities and now want the American taxpayer to pick up the tab for their hordes of anchor babies.

    Sorry, no comprende.

  7. Villanova says:

    Cardenas’s friend and fellow lawyer, Ernest Calderon is on the state Board of Regents. He continually votes for across-the-board tuition hikes. Reining in those votes would be a good start to benefit EVERYONE. Why are citizen students less worthy than those here illegally?

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