Originally Posted by Steelerstrength
what are your true thought's about those who are here legally, and how do you determine if they are not, in your community? Thanks in advance :
I have no problem with anyone that is here legally. That's is not the issue the issue is he who is here illegally. After what we saw about 6 weeks when the Senate was getting ready to vote on "comprehensive immigration" bill the American people spoke out loud and clear as to what their thought were on that bogus bill. If your here legally hey that's great but if your here illegally and you are protesting in OUR streets wanting YOUR rights then I absolutely have a problem with it. I'm tired of being called a bigot, racist and divisive because I want the idiot in the White House to enforce our immigration laws. Someone ought tell Bush it's not the presidents job to choose which laws he will enforce that's what Kings do and in America we don't have Kings we have Presidents.
With that said the reason why today's American are not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer goes back to the 1900's when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.
They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate
into one culture. The illegals of today are not willing to assimilate. They are not willing to put down their countries flag and embrace the American Flag this was evident in the marches in Los Angeles they had to be TOLD that if they wanted to be taken serious they should be carrying the American flag not the Mexican flag.
Nothing was handed to those immigrants. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them no ACLU. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity. Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. Our father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan .. None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any though t about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people. When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here.
These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.
And here we are in 2007 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.
And no I am unable to determine who is in my community is legal or illegal but all I need to do is look to my local Home Depot and that question is answered for me.