February 17, 2004
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Raul Lowery Contreras Complains; A Reader And Joe Guzzardi Respond
From: A (Former) Wall Street Journal Subscriber
I was a Wall Street Journal subscriber for over 20 years. I cancelled my subscription in March 2003 to protest their constant drumbeat for unchecked immigration.
The WSJ periodically sends me resubscription requests by mail. I send them all back, in the postage paid envelope, with a note that I won't resubscribe until they change their suicidal editorial policies.
Last week I received a phone call from a WSJ telemarketer trying to get me to resubscribe. It was the usual telemarketing call, asking me questions and then reading from a canned script based on my responses to convince me to resubcribe.
After a few minutes I cut him off and told him to enter into his database that I would not resubscribe because I do not agree with the WSJ editorial page policy of unlimited, unchecked immigration.
There was a moment of silence at the other end. Then the telemarketer told me that he lived in Arizona, has worked for the WSJ for only 3 months, had no idea that the WSJ essentially was in favor of unlimited illegal immigration, and was sick of the crime and other problems with illegal immigrants in Arizona. He went on to recite examples of alien criminal activity in Arizona over the past week, and said he hoped to escape on his motorcycle to visit some Civil War battlefields.
We can only hope that the opinions of many WSJ employees are similar to those of the gentleman with whom I talked, and that they may eventually convince or force their superiors to end their treasonous ways—just as the 80% of American citizens who support immigration restrictions should force their federal government to obey the Constitution, repel the alien invasion, and desist giving aid and comfort to the enemy.