Thursday, April 20, 2006

History and Illegal Immigration

History, if left unrevised, teaches us many lessons. Even the current 'flap' over illegal immigrants is not really new. In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt addressed a similar problem with these words:

"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."

President Bush, the entire Congress and the yapping lapdogs of the national media need to spend some time doing a bit of reading of history. They need to understand what this country is really about. They need to understand that this is a nation of free people, of people committed to building a life for themselves and their loved ones without interference from the government or self-appointed do-gooders. It is a nation built by a people who had a strong personal relationship with our Creator, who put their faith in the Lord and worked as a united people for a bright future.

While it is true that we are a nation of immigrants, we are also a nation of laws. That includes laws that govern immigration. These laws were put into place not only to protect our borders and values, but to provide protection for legal immigrants. Our doors have always been open to legal immigrants but no we are being told that this is not enough, that we must accept millions of illegal immigrants. While our forebearers came in the the front door legally, we are told that we must welcome those who choose to sneak in the back door under the cover of night just like any common thief in the night.

Greedy business owners and well intended but apparently braindead liberals tell us that these illegal immigrants only take the jobs that Americans won't do. What we are not told is why these jobs go unfilled in the first place : substandard wages. The ugly truth is that businesses are using illegal workers so that they do not have to pay even so much as the legal minimum wage.

Leftist and Hispanic activists tell us that we are racists for no other reason than because we want these immigrants to follow the same laws every other generation of new Americans have followed.

[CLICK HERE] to see how Mexico treats illegal immigrants and then tell me who are the real hate-filled racists.

Well, this is one American that is sick and tired of the rhetoric, the lies, the misleading claims and posturing by pampered political elites. I am not a racist nor an I anti-immigration as long as it is done legally. I am not an idiot who can not see the truth behind the words and actions of Congress.

And I will not forget.

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