“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.”
These words were spoken by Theodore Roosevelt. There is a discrepancy on the date but he did so in either 1907 or 1919. It was as if he looked into the future. Truer words have never been spoken.
And now a word from myself!
While the above statement and paragraphs echo the very sentiment of every Natural Born American, illegal aliens are almost being entrapped by the United States lack of law enforcement. The government socialistic programs in the US pays so much better than work in the illegals home country. Most people readily agree that a mouse trap is merciless, but could care less due to their desire to get rid of the rat! The rats in the US government that refuse to enforce the immigration laws and secure the borders are the ones irritating most citizens.
There exist extreme criminal activity ie: murder, rape, armed robbery, kidnapping, and maiming that a lot of “latino” people endure just to get to our southern borders. Mexicans are not the only people crossing into Arizona, Texas and California. Google the “Death Train in Mexico” to learn of the attrocities that face people from Central America that not only jump the border in America but Mexico as well. This train travels the length of Mexico from its southern border to the United States. These illegals do not pay to ride this train, they’re hanging on to the sides and tops like hoboes in hopes of even making it to America. Thousands per year do this. Mexican drug cartels rob, rape and extort for ransom any family members they have in the United States and then toss them under the trains to die. Mexico and Central American countries are littered with amputee’s with missing legs and arms from falling under the trains wheels. I believe that Mexico probably deports more illegals per year than the United States does back to Central America. Mexico doesn’t even want them! These people are defying death to get to a country where they can make more money begging on a street corner in one day than they could earn all week working in Guatemala.($4.00) Should they get a job as a maid or lawn care worker, they are rich in comparison. They literally give themselves into a life of servitude so that they can support a multi generational family back home.
In America, we dislike the idea of illegals working, not paying taxes and sending the money to foreign nations instead of spending the money here. I personally think that in America we just dislike having to press 1 for English and the idea of illegal aliens getting social services for free. English should be the language they speak when dialing in to receive their free government money. In ten more years, I will be eligible for my social security money that I have paid into all my life. This is my retirement money that I have already read about being broke or almost bankrupt. I have a hard time feeling sorry for illegal aliens that are receiving my money that I worked for and will not be able to have. The idea of giving my money away to illegals or to foreign nations, makes me active politically during each election. You see, I really don’t blame the illegal aliens. If I could get their government to give me an extra $1500 dollars per month just for being there (which in some countries is equivalent to $4500) I would probably take them up on the offer.
I blame the politicians that for whatever weak reason or excuse, will not enforce our immigration laws. So many people claim it is so the illegals will vote with the democrat party. I blame the people that allow any non American citizen to vote in one of our elections. Giving away the retirement funds of millions of Americans that have earned that money to immigrant charity is just wrong. That act of criminally insane charity was not the decision of one person. I blame the neighbor that hires the “mexicans” to mow his yard because he can get it done cheap. I blame the household that is cleaned each week by paying the maid “under the table”. I blame the hamburger joint that is staffed with illegals that can barely understand enough English to take your order. I blame any cop that knows he has an illegal alien in custody and does not make every effort to have this alien deported because he doesn’t want to do the paperwork. I blame the politician that even hints at amnesty instead of doing what he is bound by law to do.
While I can certainly empathize with the poor from other nations who only want a better life, I can’t condone breaking the law and then seeking sympathy. Some people think the emails they receive that state things like, “Let them serve in our military” is a joke. I do not think that is a joke. We have been pressing 1 for English so long in this country that it is not far fetched to think that our military can give orders in Spanish or teach English. The healthy border jumpers that would make an olympic track coach proud should be “earning” a citizenship in our military. They would then pay taxes and learn English and have a right to be here after their 4 year hitch. Try telling a Marine Sergeant or Chief Petty Officer that you don’t want to participate in daily duties or attend mandatory classes and he’ll make sure your accommodations are in the brig! After a nice stay in the brig, they could be deported with no social services checks back to their native country. For those that hint that the United States military would be making slaves out these poor immigrants, I have a special debate just for you. Could it be called indentured servitude, you bet it is. America’s young join the military everyday with the hopes of coming out alive and with a chance at a college education. Don’t even try to tell me that the system we have in place now is a better idea. Taking immigrants over Americans into the military is not an option! Only enough immigrants to fill the billets when needed. I do not like to hear stories of young American men or women that can not join our armed services immediately. We should not discriminate against our own in the military the way we have in the work place or for scholarships. The idea of illegal aliens eating away at our society is despicable. If you really want to make them legal, then do it in a way that benefits our country. In the military they will “Assimilate” or be deported. At least we will know who they are and where they’re at. The only free ride they’ll get is back to their birth place if they can’t become Americans with no hyphen. The possibilities are endless.
And thats all I got to say about that!