Skip to comments.To Arms! The Illegals are Coming!
Posted on 08/19/2002 8:18:15 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
We Californians are being suffocated by our own generosity. We must act now to stem the flow of illegal immigrants. Although a great lover of poetry, I am tired of having the following lines from the poem by Emma Lazarus, which are displayed at the Statue of Liberty, hurled at me as justification for unlimited immigration:"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free . . . "
There was a time when these beautiful lines were appropriate, when we could pay this bounty from the overflowing coffers of a young, vigorous country. But now we have become those "tired, huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Yet we continue to give away the birth-rights of our children.
Each election we are asked to vote large sums of money to support programs no longer defensible. Imagine for a moment, how many of these programs would be affected in a positive manner by the halting of illegal immigration.
By decreasing enrollment in our schools, we would require fewer teachers and classrooms. These savings could be funneled back into our educational system. Every court case that we are not required to prosecute, and every criminal that we are not required to confine, pumps huge amounts of monies back into our judicial and law enforcement systems. These saved monies can be used to keep convicted criminals off the streets, expedite our judicial process, and to deport Illegals. Shortened welfare and unemployment lines would be another bonus. Compile your own list of savings, the benefits are virtually endless.
I do not suggest that California citizens do not contribute to all of the problems listed above, nor do I lack sympathy for those less-fortunates living south of our border. I do not blame them for seeking a better way of life. Given similar circumstances, I would probably head for the border myself. But, I do blame us for not trying to stop them. If the only way we can improve their lifestyle is by destroying our own, then I say we must protect our own!
Our Border Patrol is so intimidated by the Media and militant minority groups that they are afraid to do their job. Cooperation between them and other law enforcement agencies in California is virtually nonexistent. The Border Patrol is so fearful here in the San Joaquin Valley that it recently issued a statement reassuring the illegal populace "that they are not concentrating on deporting undocumented residents in this area."
Why waste our money on an agency of this size if we are not going to let them do their job? And how paranoid must they feel when they go on to say that, "they have a policy against targeting areas where it is likely immigrants congregate, such as churches, community organizations, and swap meets." Notice how they attempt to blur the line between immigrants and illegal immigrants. This is a favorite tactic of the media and other organizations in their attempt to broaden the base of support against secure borders.
I wonder if the rest of Toogood Reports readership has the same problem with these statements that I do. It is like issuing them a fishing license with the provision that they may only fish in swimming pools and bathtubs. Seeking them in their natural habitat is forbidden. How ludicrous!
Unlike immigrants from other countries, far too many of those from Mexico have no desire to blend in. They seem more inclined to colonize. Instead of ice-cubes in our melting pot, they choose to remain stones. And I resent fervently all attempts to impose the Mexican language and culture upon us. I have no doubt that there are many among them who would like to change the name of our state to "Alta Mexico." In retaliation I guess, for "Baja California." And, do you know what? They just might do it. The two major political parties are more concerned with self-perpetuation than maintaining our borders. Too afraid of losing the Mexican vote to oppose the radicals among them on any proposal. How sad!
We must not support any candidate for public office who is not for "Zero Illegal Immigration." It may seem harsh to deny citizenship to American-born babies of illegal immigrants, but when they deliberately use their baby´s birth certificates as foots-in-the-door for entire families, drastic measures are required. Former Governor Pete Wilson stated that "Two-thirds of all babies born in Los Angeles´ public hospitals are the children of illegal immigrants," This should reveal the magnitude of our problem.
Hispanic citizens form a vital, emerging part of our beautiful state, and have invested heavily in it´s future. They stand to lose as much by a diminished lifestyle as anyone else. I urge every citizen to lobby their elected representatives to staunch the flow of illegal immigrants not only into California, but into all of our sovereign states. If you do not have the courage to speak up now, you may have to voice your protests in another language!
And very likely not ONE paid their own way. We have too much Socialism to be allowing in every indigent illiterate person who wants an easier life. The county hospitals are demanding extremely high taxes of the locals but still running deeply in the red. Socialism brought down the Soviet Union and will also destroy us.
But I wonder if its not too late.
Hispanic citizens form a vital, emerging part of our beautiful state
I'm sorry I cannot agree with that. Living in California for almost fifty years, one cannot see the damage that has been done by this massive immigration from our southern border.
It is not if, but when California and the United States will be part of Mexico.
Here in the Silicon valley, neighborhoods look more like the worst burios of Mexico. Stores clerks, waiters and waitresses, who until recently have been bright young college students, are being replaced by the non-English speaking unkept Coyotes. Frustrated shoppers are plagued by this problem throughout all of Santa Clara County. Hispanic street gangs are increasing at an alarming rate, but the police tread lightly on this problem in fear of being sued for racism. Instead, they concentrate their efforts at illegal smoking in bars. The politicians, both Democrat and Republican, will not face this issue in fear of being labeled xenophobic.
The immigrants who are crossing our borders, mostly illiterate in their own language, will not blend into our culture. Except for a small number of the elite, this is not a good thing for California in any way shape or form.
This is exactly the position that I am taking in November and in 2004. Any candidate that favors guest worker programs or amnesty gets a no vote from me. If that means I have to stay home and not vote, so be it. I will not help put another GWB in office.
There are a lot of good common sense points in this article.
The country's finished if we don't stop this. Even if it is 1 to 2000 a day, it's still outrageous. We're the only country in the world that allows such an assault on its sovereignty.
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