In defending the new Arizona anti-immigration law in his April 29 Newsmax column, Lowell Ponte falsely claimed that the Hispanic group MEChA "advocates Mexico's re-conquest of the Southwest."
In fact, MEChA leaders have pointed out that the group has never advocated "a separate nation," and described the MEChA founding documents' reference to "Aztlan," mythical Aztec homeland, are a spiritual and not literal concept.
Ponte also goes on a weird attack of Los Angeles Catholic Bishop Roger Mahony:
The Roman Catholic Cardinal of Los Angeles Roger Mahony, whose flock is 70 percent Hispanic, denounced Arizona's law as a path to "German Nazi and Russian communist techniques" of police harassment.
A cynic might ask, If the millions of illegal aliens flooding across our borders were Protestants who threatened to change the balance of power in a majority-Catholic United States, would Cardinal Mahony passionately defend Protestant illegals with the same fervor?
Ponte concluded his column by ominously declaring, "We have entered the post-constitutional, Demo-repressionist Orwellian twilight of American history."