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4 years 26 weeks ago, 10:35 AM

HampsterW

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Dear Editor:
So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren't being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.

Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 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. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. 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. My 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 thought 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 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 for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

(signed)
Rosemary LaBonte

Change you can truly believe in comes from the barrel of a gun---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ron Paul 2012----Vote the bastards out!---------------------------------
4 years 26 weeks ago, 11:32 AM

Pkato

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Awesome

I love it when liberals are put in their place.

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4 years 26 weeks ago, 12:22 PM

zx12rmike

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Great post Hamp

Great post Hamp

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
4 years 26 weeks ago, 1:30 PM

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Fuck the Libs...

4 years 26 weeks ago, 2:01 PM

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Some of us might add, or subtract a G on this.. But bottom line is that.. Yep they Americanized.. Gloria tells me her G mother spoke German better than English.. the thing is she NEVER spoke anything but English.. We've all heard the stories about how hard they all worked to learn English.. The same thing was true with those coming across the border from the south till the 80's..

This isn't ancient history kids, can you imagine how anyone would have felt just back in the sixties or seventies to see everything printed in two languages. And not just the answering machines with the press 1 (hope it stays 1) but the media.. I heard yesterday that there are 21 Spanish languages stations in LA alone..

When the daughter called us to come down and help wed. G-ma stayed with the kids while i took her to the doc.. This was in a pretty nice area of Phoenix..everywhere i looked the spanish signs were in front (posted L) of the english.. and as always i heard as much if not more Spanish than English..

This to me is the heart of the issue.. We have 15+ Million illegals in the country now.. I really feel that if they just learned English, and assimilated as our ..AND THIER parents did..

I think we have to be realistic on this.. No one is going to go to the end of the line, and unless the jobs dry up, and we enforce our laws (yeah right..the only way the Dems can get elected is this voting block) None of them are going to leave..Far as I'm concerned if they carred enough about the country to learn English, and drop the green and white flags for the red and white one we love.. then welcome to the country Mejo.

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4 years 26 weeks ago, 2:08 PM

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Excellent, Hamp

I fully support what it says.
However, if this is in part directed toward the criminal, scumsucking illegal aliens, it's wasted. They don't give a damn. They view it as their "right" to cross whatever borders they wish, whenever or however they wish, and to receive support in terms of free housing, food and medical care from the people (we citizens) who are "illegally" in possession of what is by their definition of their rights, "their" land.
I'm not at all sure that we can reason with them, or shame them. Their beliefs would indicate that they have no sense of shame, and that their sense of right and wrong is diametrically opposed to ours.
I really don't believe that I'm prejudiced. I'm mad, angry, irate, FURIOUS!!!

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
4 years 26 weeks ago, 2:19 PM

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ALLRIGHT!

Ecaman!
Welcome to the pissed off white male club!
Let me buy you a drink.

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4 years 26 weeks ago, 2:57 PM

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awesome. it seems like all the GOOD Americans are comming out of the woodwork and speaking out....im very glad but where the heck have they been the last two years???

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