Monday, May 01, 2006

Thoughts on immigration and today's March.

I am not a native born son of Uncle Sam. I was born and raised in a foreign nation.

I came to the United States in the late 50's, legally. Filling out forms, dotting the "i"s and crossing the "t"s.

I had to prove I had a job in the United States and my employer had to show that I was selected for my job because other candidates were unqualified.
I had to get a letter from the Police Department of EVERY city I had lived in to prove I did not have a criminal record of any sort.
I had to get a physical examination including a Chest X-ray.
I needed a birth certificate and assorted documents.
I had to wait in line to enter the United States because there was a daily quota.
I had to register for the draft when I entered even though I wasn't a citizen.
I had to register at the local post office each January and inform the Justice Department of my current address.

That's how I entered the United States...as an immigrant....and eventually obtained my citizenship after studying the Constitution, the history and values of this nation.

Some people say that that sort of law is antiquated. Man, that is fifty years ago. Times change.

The Ten Commandments is a law that is a lot older than that...and most of us still abide by it.

I think both set of laws are pretty darn good.

Today, the Immigrants' rights advocates who organized the "National Day of Action," have planned the "Great American Boycott," urging their followers...some of whom are illegal immigrants...to flex their economic muscle. Protesters are being urged to refrain from shopping, and to stay away from school and work.

I just don't think it's the right thing to do to a country that has been so good to "this" immigrant.

I noticed that Nancy's lawn didn't get trimmed today.

I know that Dave's renovation crew didn't show up for work today.

But I did notice that the staff at the gym and the grocery store were on the job.

To all Americans...native born or those who came from another land to be an American...I say...don't be racist or violent. Don't be boastful, arrogant, selfish, or distasteful.

Just show a little power of your own....Buy something today. It doesn't have to be a new car or house.

Buy groceries. Go out to eat. Get the kids pizza. Fill up your tank. Shop for clothes, furniture, outdoor equipment. If it needs to be bought, BUY IT TODAY.

And if you feel so inclined, pass this along to a friend.

Comments are always welcome


Max

2 Comments:

At 7:32 PM CDT, Blogger Joe Mama said...

Max,

Don't think for a second that this anti-immigrant backlash is just about ILLEGAL aliens. It's about all immigrants...period. Even Bush's handlers are saying to not let the rhetoric get out of hand. What does THAT tell you?

Unlike the Ten Commandments, immigration laws change from year to year and from administration to administration. What doesn't change about the immigration law is that there are strict quotas based on each country. If you want to come in from England, Canada, Western Europe, show them the money, and you're in. The quotas from Mexico, India, Pakistan, China and so on? Get in line and wait 10 to 12 years, and THEN only after your "sponsor" can put up a bond showing that you won't use the "public purse" for years. How many factory workers, gardeners, tomato pickers from Mexico have somebody who can do that for them? So in effect, there IS NO line for these people.

Try to get some help from a politician who knows or believes you can't vote for him. The one thing they DO understand is when the see millions of people motivated enough to demonstrate. They don't know how many of them are legal and can vote for them. Why do you think after the first demonstrations, when millions turned up peacefully, then all of a sudden, the Republican sponsored bill that would make 12 million people felons, lost support? Today's events aren't supposed to be a visual display of millions of people in the street. Instead it's another part of the "get the politicians attention, by using another element that they understand....$$$. (This is just a variation of the vote issue for the politicians, because votes=$) For instance, if entire industries lose a day's receipts, they'll make sure that their politicians get put on notice. It's not about what the dummy talk show hosts are blabbing about, that so what...maybe your lawn won't get cut today or maybe your bathroom (washroom) at work will be a little dirtier. If the entire meat packing industry, or the entire hotel industry is shut down today, the politicians will notice. And they should notice. They've been the beneficiaries of these peoples' taxes and sweat and now they want to put them in the same category as murderers and rapists. They want to put up walls and set up camps for them. Bush started this. Let's see where it goes.

One more thing...do you really think that most people abide by the Ten Commandments? Click here and see especially verses 6,7,8,9 and 10. (Changing it to the first day doesn't count. FLIP-FLOP!!!)

 
At 7:40 PM CDT, Blogger Joe Mama said...

Also, have a look at this item and the comments:
Click here

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home