You probably haven't heard of Chris Mapp, a South Texas boat salesman and one of the six also-rans challenging John Cornyn in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, and here's hoping you never have occasion to hear of him again after March 4.
If you do, chances are disconcertingly high that it will somehow involve a smoking rifle and a dead Mexican. That would at least be in line with what he told the center-right editorial board of The Dallas Morning News, the most influential newspaper in the state:
South Texas businessman Chris Mapp, 53, told this editorial board that ranchers should be allowed to shoot on sight anyone illegally crossing the border on to their land, referred to such people as "wetbacks," and called the president a "socialist son of a bitch."
Mapp elaborates on the topic on his campaign website.
"Let's face it," he writes, "there would be a lot less concrete, roofs, and landscaping without illegal immigrants (yes, illegal immigrants - that is what they are)."
But Mapp isn't anti-immigrant per se. "It is important to accept new citizens but it is important to know: who they are, their background, and that they will contribute in a positive way to be good citizens."
And who are these "good citizens"? Glad you asked.
The term good citizen means earning your own way, paying taxes, No entitlements, No food stamps, NO FREE HEATH CARE, NO HAVING NUMEROUS NEW BORNS TO COLLECT MORE WELFARE, no free housing, no obama phones, and no right to vote for the first three years. They must be willing to pledge allegiance to this country, speak English and have a job which has taxes deducted like anyone else. NO SPECIAL TREATMENT. A tax return, even if no funds are owed, must be filed in order to track employment verification...
What that means to Americans who were born here is, "GET OFF YOUR DEAD ASS AND GET TO WORK!"
Mapp stops just shy of saying people who rely on government assistance should also be shot on sight: "If I had it my way, I would cut your money off and force you to starve or work."
He also doesn't explicitly advocate the murder of President Obama. He merely blames the president for a breakneck slide into "Marxist Communism" and the destruction of American society as we know it.
"Our forefathers and those that have fought for our country did not bleed and die on both our's and foreign soil for such a destiny."
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Mapp also dislikes marijuana advocates, with whom he's been battling on his Facebook page.
"You do have your head up your ass and every immature individual that believes this is the way," he writes. "As this society degrades, I hope they can learn to speak a second language and that language had better be Chinese because if marijuana is your biggest issue then you are screwed and it pains me that you would take your country with you. your views will get this country in a place that liberty will become but a memory."
Needless to say, Mapp didn't get the Morning News endorsement.
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