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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

A Message To Every American

This just in from a guest poster...

My Fellow Americans,
We find ourselves at a crossroad in history. The responsibility of a nation’s government is the protection of that nation and its people. Any nation that does not control its borders has no claim to sovereignty. We the people of the United States of America have to make our feelings know to those who we choose to represent us. This is not an issue on race nor is it an issue against immigration. It is an issue of national survival. It is an issue of law and of what is right. This country was founded on the principle of government of the people, by the people and for the people. It was not founded on principles government of the corporation, by the corporation and for the corporation. Nor was it founded on principles of what is best for Mexico or any other nation. The will of the people are the forces which are supposed to drive our government.
Sadly at this point in our storied history this is not so. Over five years after the deadliest attack on US soil since Pearl Harbor nothing has changed. We still have not secured our borders; we still have hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants streaming into this country each year. We have drugs, guns and who knows what else coming across our southern border on a daily basis. We have mass demonstrations by thousands of illegal aliens demanding rights they have not earned, placing flags of foreign nations above the flag of this nation. The list of shortcomings goes on and on.
Who is responsible for this chaos? Sadly we the people are the ones to blame. We allow are officials to ignore our will as they pander to special interest groups, big business and foreign governments. We do not hold those we elect accountable for their actions. This has got to change and change now. We must accept our responsibility to uphold the dreams that our founders gave to us. We must honor the sacrifices our ancestors. Those who spilled their blood or gave their lives on countless battlefields around the world to protect the sovereignty of this nation. The sacrifices of parents and grandparents who gave up all to build a better life for their children.
As we are reminded “We are a nation of immigrants”, but legal immigrants. We are proud of our history and to not protect this nations borders is to dishonor that history. Is it tough to legally immigrate to this country? Yes but that is how it should be, any prize of such value should be difficult to obtain. I was taught that if the reward is great the effort should be also. To my great grandparents and many of yours too the greatest prize of all was the right to proudly acclaim your citizenship in this great nation. It is a prize to be earned and not given away like a cracker jack whistle. The right of citizenship in any nation is a prize to be guarded closely and protected to the death. The borders of any nation are to be respected by all, especially those who seek the rewards within those borders.
We sit here at this moment in history allowing those whom we gave our trust in to undermine every ideal that our ancestors fought and sweated to instill; in us. We raise our children to understand the difference between right and wrong. We try and teach them that breaking the law is to be punished not rewarded. We spend our lives trying to teach them that hard work and fair play are all one needs to succeed. We are a nation that welcomes immigrants who are hard working, honest and play by the rules. But what message do we send our children when our own government wants to reward lawbreaking and we just sit back and allow it?
President Bush gave a speech last night concerning immigration reform. He claims we are “A nation of laws”. Yet the government does not enforce those laws. He claims we are “A compassionate nation”. Yet those who deserve our compassion most are those hurt most by mass illegal immigration. He calls for “A respectful and reasoned debate. Yet he is the one who calls those who oppose his views “Xenophobes, Nativists, Vigilantes” and names even more offensive. He stated today that he intends “to marginalize” his opposition. This is a respectful and reasoned debate? He states that any immigration reform bill must include “guest” worker programs and a “path to citizenship” for those already in this country. This is true in his view. But in my view and the view of a majority of American citizens this is false. What is needed before we begin to talk about “guest” worker programs or how to deal with those in this country illegally is a simpler bill.
All that is needed to open the debate about immigration reform is the passage of a real Border Security And Enforcement bill. Once this is in place and being effectively funded and implemented then we can about immigration reform. We the people were promised this in 1986, twenty years later we still have not seen it.
We have seen how effective the mass pro-illegal immigrant demonstrations were so now we know what it takes to get the attention of those in the beltway. I am suggesting that every American who desires secure borders, real law enforcement and a government that listens to the will of the people heed this call. Rather you are liberal or conservative. Republican, Democrat or Independent. Regardless of your race, sex or religious beliefs. We are all Americans and we have a right to demand that our borders be protected at what ever cost. We saw “A Day Without Immigrants” and the effect it had on our media and our government. It is time for a new demonstration “A Day Without Citizens”. Let us send a message to our elected officials that they are accountable to the people, by the people and for the people. Let all who want secure borders to organize with others in their community and demonstrate the voice of the silent majority that our government ignores. I would suggest the most important anniversary in the history of this country is the day to make our leaders listen. So let’s hear what you have to say on July 4th.
Sincerely,
A Very Weary American

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