Friday, May 19, 2006

Illegal Immigration, A bad idea

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith, becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American... There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

Maybe it's because I'm getting more mature, or maybe it's because the times they are a changin', but TR has been replacin' FDR as my favored Roosevelt over the last few years.
The above excerpt succintly states all that is at the heart of the current immigration debate. The political rhetoric, on both sides, is vitriolic subterfuge, meant for media sound bytes, and vote courting.
Our Congress critters are, by and large, more concerned with fund raising and reelection than policies that will serve the long-term public welfare. And I most certainly do NOT mean welfare programs for Illegal Immigrants, including health care for them and their children {even if they are born here} and education for the children of illegal immigrants who are sending a collective $200 million out of this country every year. WHAT PART OF ILLEGAL DON'T THEY UNDERSTAND?!?!?!?
I am not against health care or education for immigrant children, as long as they and their parents are here LEGALLY. They must be attempting to assimilate into American culture, and learn and become fluent in English.

I am for a cap on Immigration limits. Five million immigrants per year from Mexico is four million too many. Are you aware that Mexico has more billionares living within its borders than any other Latin American country? Should the government of Mexico see fit, they could improve their own infrastructure so that so many of their citizens would not find it necessary to flee to "El Norte" to seek the opportunity for a better life for themselves and their families.

The United States has been a land of generosity for too long. Too many people have come here with an outstretched palm, seeking welfare instead of working to better themselves. The culture into which many immigrants are born, and I will be bold enough to call it what it is and risk sounding like an honest amateur sociologist/anthropoligist or a bigot depending on the reader's opinion and education and political leanings, teaches them to grab whatever you can get from whatever source you can get it. If someone is richer than you, they should share their bounty with you. It doesn't matter that the prosperous may be prosperous because they worked hard, or they saved their earnings, or they studied in school or they risked their earnings in investments that paid off and got lucky, what matters to the poor is that the prosperous have wealth and the poor think that the prosperous should share with the poor just because the poor want it.

Another reason I am againt the downtrodden illegal immigrants is that it is really difficult to tell them from the terrorists in a group crossing the border at night. Illegal immigration by terrorists across our borders should have been stopped about 5 years before September 11. 2001. Another failure of Slick Willie. {OMG, I just heard several long time friends grab their chests, and choke and sputter}

Get ready, long time friends and neighbors. The drug traffickers crossing the borders should have been stopped 30 years ago. The time to legalize drugs like marijuana and tax the holy he(( out of it has come. We need the money, people aren't gonna quit smokin' it and it'll give tobacco farmers in Virginia and the Carolinas another crop to grow. Stop the smugglers at the border, they are another form of illegal border crosser. And while we're at it, let's allow the Border Patrol AND the National Guard to shoot armed smugglers and coyoteros as soon as they point any weapon at any LEO or any innocent.

Well, that's pretty much my case in a nut shell. The Minuteman Project can be found through Google. I enjoyed listening to their speeches, reading their website, and think they make some very valid points. I don't totally agree with them, but then, I don't totally agree with anyone.

I did peruse some website I found through my Google bar for products related to The Minuteman Proj. Found a couple of good Tees. I offered
to get one for my daughter's boyfriend's Dad. He just moved to Phoenix. It has a pic of a Saguaro cactus and the words, " Arizona, Mexico's Bitch". Haven't heard from Jim yet about my offer.
The one I'm gonna order for me has the Twin Towers against that beautiful blue sky from that day, with the smoke rising from the holes. The caption reads : "Illegal Immigration Should Have Stopped on September 12, 2001."
That's All, Folks,
HollyB

1 comment:

G Bro said...

From rec.humor.funny:

A win win win situation:

Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border,
Use the dirt to raise the levies in New Orleans
Put the Florida alligators in the moat.

Any other problems you would like for me to solve today ?

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