Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that CNN’s Lou Dobbs is angry at the Pope for speaking out in
favor of immigration during the recent Papal visit to America. According to the WSJ, Mr. Dobbs fulminated
that "I really don’t appreciate the bad manners of a guest telling me
in this country and my fellow citizens what to do."
Memo to Mr. Dobbs: I really don’t appreciate
your bad-mannered habit of incessantly telling me, my family, and my
friends what to do. If we want to hire – or to befriend, or to live
with, or simply to enjoy as neighbors – non-Americans in our own
hometowns, you rudely tell us that we should not be allowed to do so.
You insult us with myth-laden bombast and uninformed accusations. The
Pope, in this case, spoke out for greater freedom of association; you
continue to champion obnoxious restrictions on this important freedom.