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Published:October 15th, 2011 21:46 EST

Outrage: Herman Cain Proposes Electrified Fence On Border

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Saturday that part of his immigration policy would be to build an electrified fence on the country`s border with Mexico that could kill people trying to enter the country illegally.


Mr. Cain added that he also would consider using military troops `with real guns and real bullets` on the border to stop illegal immigration."

If a white presidential candidate declared that as part of his anti-crime policy he would build an electrified fence around inner cities, because it`s an indisputable fact that blacks commit crimes way of proportion to their numbers. And he went on to say to that he would urge the police to use real guns and real bullets instead of tasers against law-breaking blacks; he would be universally condemned as a racist.

Only a racist believes that most African Americans who live in the inner city are violence prone. There are many hard-working blacks, who obey the law, pay their taxes, who are trapped in the ghetto through no fault of their own.

Cain`s inflammatory words should be condemned by Democrats, Republicans, Independents and everybody else who hates racism.

Herman Cain is pandering to the vilest instincts of the Tea Party crowd. Mr. Cain, how low will you descend to win the Republican nomination?

As an Hispanic I am outraged by Cain`s depiction of undocumented workers as subhuman. Most migrants of Latin descent are hardworking and law-abiding; they seek only to improve the fortunes of their families.

I urge African-Americans, Hispanics and other minorities to think twice before voting for Cain. His pernicious tomfoolery has no place in a democracy.

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