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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Call To Americans Of Latin Descent

If you came to this country with the hope of making a better life for yourself, and believe that democracy, despite it's shortcomings, is the best system possible, it is time for you to stand up and make some noise.

This is a country where people come to by choice. There isn't a brand of human being on the planet that can't be found in the United States Of America, and we like it that way. I like it that way.

The only thing that we demand is that you follow the law and pledge allegiance to the flag, of the United States Of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.

In my own family, if you count up flags of nations abandoned for the USA, you would count 4 of them. I am the first generation in my family that is American born on my father's side, and second on my mother's. That means I grew up listening to the stories of how and why this came to be, and has given me an appreciation of the sacrifices made to get here so that I would be able to lead a life of my own choosing.

If it came to pass that any misguided newcomers from one of those four countries started insisting on waving a flag other than Old Glory, I would be on them like a duck on a June bug (ducks really like June bugs). I would explain that there is a difference between contributing some of your heritage to our melting pot, and celebrating a foreign nation. Flags represent nations. The only flag around here is the American Flag.

So get up and stand up for America, before the misguided newcomers from your neck of the woods ruin it for you and the rest of us.

RH

Mexicans In San Diego Carrying Signs Showing Aztlan - California, Arizona as part of Mexico.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you mean "Descent," not "Decent."

Retro Housewife said...

I sure do...thx for catching that.

Lola F. said...

The problem is that they keep removing "illegal" from the immigration. They keep the focus on immigration and not "illegal" immigration so they can make it look like a racist agenda against them and it is not. The reason it looks like the focus is on the latino community is because that is the ethnic group that appears to be abusing the immigration problem in california and arizona the most. If Colon cancer, bone cancer, and breast cancer are the problem, but breast cancer is the cancer killing the most people, guess where the focus is going to be? It is going to be on the cancer that is going the most damage. I am not calling the laitno people a cancer, I am saying that they appear to be the group most abusing the system and now that there are laws enforcing they resepct the law, they are crying racism. the bottom line is many of them do not want to be americans, thwy want the right to remain mexican citizens while benefiting from the things they get in America that they cannot get in Mexico becasue of all the coruption. I work for a conservative radio station and an american who works in mexico called in to one of the talk shows and he said that he has to get his work permit to work in mexico renewed every year and if he does not they will kick him out of the country. So if the mexican govement enforces its work policy laws on americans, why do they have a problem with america doing the same??? My father is from central america, he cameove here on s studen visa in the 1960's, he became an american citizen, and he pays his taxes as many of my other family memebers do. So the focus should stay on the illegal aspect of immigration and not immigration.

Retro Housewife said...

I think they are aware of the truth, but don't care. Using the cry of racism is just a convenient way to shut people up.

They don't care about the little illegal immigrant from Mexico, somebody is making a ton of money off of illegal immigration and they care very much about that.

They are using racism to deflect attention from the real issues.

Arizona isn't doing anything differently than every other country in the world. In fact, Arizona's law probably offers more protections than most. That isn't the issue.

Perhaps Arizona's law will interfere with drug trafficking, or lucrative human smuggling operations. Maybe Mexico fears that remittances to Mexico will fall. Maybe Carlos Slim is worried that demand will drop for his expensive cell phones used by Mexicans to call home.

Or is it US companies like Marriott who want to profit from exploiting illiterate Mexicans who clean their hotels for cheap. Maybe it is the local contractor who evades payroll taxes by hiring day workers, or any US business which hires illegals. Heck, who wouldn't want to have most of their labor costs paid for by the US taxpayer?

We need to follow the money. Then we'll find the evil behind this.

RH