Immigration and border security issues are demanding a lot of our
attention as we debate the pros and cons of legal and illegal additions
to America’s population.
It is easy to forget America is a nation
of immigrants, and always will be. The vast majority of immigrants are
good people. They come here voluntarily looking for a better life for
themselves and their families. Who can blame them for that?
seems to have a problem with legal, documented immigrants. The problem
is with the flood of uninvited, illegal immigrants. Who do you know that
complains about the number of foreign children brought here via legal
There are human tragedies all over the world. Billions
live in terror, without food, clean water and sanitation. The message
cannot be: send us all of your unwanted people without any restrictions.
people are suspicious and resentful towards those who come illegally.
We’d be more tolerant if it didn’t appear the illegals were coming
mostly for free government money, free health care and other free
Many lower-middle-class citizens see the immigrants
taking away their minimum wage jobs, leaving them to survive below the
poverty level. Many of the illegals even qualify for government aid that
isn’t available to current citizens. Illegal workers even send money
home to their families.
Alex Nowrasteh, an immigration policy
analyst for the Cato Institute in Washington, wrote recently, “The laws
of economics cannot be repealed…so long as the U.S. is a prosperous
country and American employers and consumers want to employ foreign
workers, they will come regardless of the laws.
border enforcement and immigration restrictions will not stop unlawful
immigration…then what happens is, the illegals find ways to bring their
children and relatives to be reunited.”
We need to reaffirm our
American values. We need to reaffirm what we stand for, and what we
won’t stand for. We should never apologize for what America was founded
on and it is our duty to pass this one to those who want to come here.
culture was developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and
victories by millions of dedicated and hard-working men and women who
sought freedom. It was not an easy road and what we have today is a
result of those sacrifices. It’s why so many people dream of coming
The following opinions were taken from an unaccredited essay, but are thoughts shared by many.
of that, I think immigrants, not Americans, must adapt to our culture.
It should be a ‘take it or leave it’ proposition. Citizens are tired of
apologizing and being defensive. We should not feel guilty about whether
we are offending some individual or their culture. They should not try
to change the American culture that has been in existence for 230 years.
speak mainly English in America, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic,
Chinese, Japanese, Russian or any other language. Therefore, if you wish
to become part of this great society, learn the language.
Americans believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing,
political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on
Christian principles, founded this nation and this is displayed on the
walls of our schools, court rooms and government offices.
offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as
your new home, because God is part of our culture. It’s part of America
and what makes it attractive to so many outsiders. Allow it to be
changed and America will no longer be America.
We are tolerant of
your beliefs and differences, but you shouldn’t ask us to change 230
years of our culture and replace it with yours. All we ask is that you
accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.
this is our country, our land and our lifestyle, and we will allow you
every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining,
whining and griping about our flag, our pledge, our Christian beliefs
and our way of life, I highly encourage you to take advantage of one
other great American freedom, the right to leave.
If you aren’t
happy here, then feel free to leave. We didn’t force you to come here,
you asked to become a part of this great experiment, so accept the
country that has accepted you. We want you to become a productive,
contributing member of society.
A Conundrum is defined
as: something that is puzzling or confusing. The following has been
floating around for quite awhile. Here are the six conundrums of
socialism in the U.S.
1. America is capitalist and greedy—yet half of the population is subsidized.
2. Half of the population is subsidized—yet they think they are victims.
3. They think they are victims—yet their representatives run the government.
4. Their representatives run the government—yet the poor keep getting poorer.
5. The poor keep getting poorer—yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about—yet they want America to be more like those other countries.
Here are three things conservatives struggle to understand.
We are advised by liberals to not judge all Muslims by the actions of a
few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge all gun owners by the
actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works!
2. Seems we
constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money.
How come we never hear about welfare and food stamp programs running out
of money? What’s interesting is the first group “worked for” their
money, but the second didn’t.
3. Why are we cutting benefits for
our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a
level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or
benefits to illegal aliens and foreign aid to enemy countries?