Tuesday, May 01, 2007

May Day (Cinco De Uno)

Let's say I break into your house.......

A lady wrote the best letter in the Editorials in ages!!! It explains things better than all the baloney you hear on TV.

Her point:

Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration.

Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely. Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests.

Let's say I break into your house. Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave.

But I say, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors. I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house).

According to the protesters:

You are Required to let me stay in your house!
You are Required to add me to your family's insurance plan!
You are Required to Educate my kids!
You are Required to Provide other benefits to me & to my family!
(my husband will do all of your yard work because he is also hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part).

If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my RIGHT to be there.

It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. I'm a hard-working and honest, person, except for well, you know, I did break into your house And what a deal it is for me!!!

I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of cold, uncaring, selfish, prejudiced, and bigoted behavior.

Oh yeah, I DEMAND that you to learn MY LANGUAGE!!! so you can communicate with me.

Why can't people see how ridiculous this is?! Only in America ...

if you agree, pass it on (in English). Share it if you see the value of it.

If not blow it off......... along with your future Social Security funds, and a lot of other things.

(The above was received in an e-mail from good ol' Earl. I feel it has enough merit to warrant a posting here, along with my closing thoughts.)

Amigos and amigas, "ILLEGAL" is NOT a sick bird of prey!

The definition is not subject to debate, it means against the law!

I have nothing against immigrants - legal immigrants!

If I am to be accused of displaying cold, uncaring, selfish, prejudiced and bigoted behavior, please be so kind as to also note that I am guilty of being a law abiding American!



jules said...

I so totally agree with this Mikey.

Soulsearcher said...

I agree, Mike. We have our problem here also.

lime said...

i get very annoyed with the demands for and by illegals when i have several LEGAL immigrants as friends who work hard to abide by the laws and can't seem to get a fair shake. one was almost deported because a CLERK made an error filling out her visa and you absolutely would not believe the hoops she had to jump through to right a mistake she did not make.

Duke_of_Earle said...

But Mike, if you're among those who believe it's the Government's money, not ours, (although where they think the government got it is another subject), then you don't MIND letting the government pay for the break-ins' (and their family's) education and health care and retirement. Right?

Good post.


Jillian said...

Excellent post!! I will pass it on!