In an apparent effort to confuse Iowa voters Voice of the People USA, along with more prominent and hateful anti-illegal immigrant (or nativist) groups will be running around the state telling everyone not to vote for Mike Huckabee. Unfortunately when these newly enlightened voters ask who they should vote for these groups will have no answer. Great strategy. This attempt to simply spread fear and confusion just falls right in line with every other tactic of these groups. From their websites to their rallies they simply want to promote hatred of migrants rather than provided any solutions or truth.
This saddens me on many levels as I’d hoped VOPUSA was going to focus more on their immediate community by working to reduce crime through the unity of their town while helping their neighbors in other ways as well. I hate to give this criticism of the group after feeling they were actually headed in a better direction; however, this move seems to contradict that my thouhts. Though the group does claim to be broadening their more positive horizons for 2008 I certainly hope this move will not be demonstrative of their 2008 goals. I certainly don’t think that siding with ALIPAC in Iowa is the best first phase for a group that claims they’re hoping to make their community a better place.
Area illegal immigration foe targets Huckabee – Full Post
Dam Smeriglio of Voice of the People says GOP candidate’s backs “touchback amnesty.”
By Steve Mocarsky firstname.lastname@example.org
FREELAND – The founder of a Hazleton-based anti-illegal immigration group left for Iowa on Wednesday to join other activists to discredit GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee before the Iowa caucus.
“We’re going to expose to Iowa voters that Mike Huckabee, who is currently leading in the Iowa polls, is … a fraud, and his record speaks volumes. He does not care about immigration reform, and basically, we need to go out there and get the word out,” Dan Smeriglio, president and founder of Voice of the People USA, said Wednesday at a press conference at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Freeland.