American Public, Schmerican Public, In The Senate We Do What We Want!

7 06 2007

 

In an age where emotions run high, and the idea of the rule of law is trampled in to the ground our country is beggining to lose our identity. Congress refuses to secure our borders unless we can offer amnesty, President Bush refuses to secure our borders so as not to anger Mexico, or business interests, and it is the American taxpayer who pays the bill. This issue is more important than feeling bad for those who come here illegally or even finding workers to fill jobs that Americans “won’t fill.” This is about how our core values and our most basic liberties are at stake. Now I am no racist, and as a descendent of an illegal immigrant I can understand their desire to come to the United States and make a better life for themselves. The problem is that many of these illegal aliens who come here also take government handouts and clog our hospitals and school systems. In Southern California many emergency rooms have had to close their doors because illegal immigrants will take their families their for medical treatment knowing that they cannot be refused even if they cannot pay. Of all things I can’t believe why any Republican in Congress would even support the current immigration reform bill! Do they not realize that they are contributing to the death of their own party? Hispanics are overwhelmingly Democratic, especially Democrats love to fund social programs and if they came out in force states that are currently very “Red” like Texas and Arizona would soon become very “Blue.” I do not say this without reason, my father is a construction worker in California and the many illegal immigrants that he works with always complain about how rich white people are, and how racist America is, and how the government needs to do more for them so they have a better chance. That is enraging! How dare they feel ENTITLED to special treatment and how dare they think that people in America don’t do an honest days work! My father and Americans like him put in countless hours of labor and work themselves to exhaustion so his family can have a better life, and my father has never expected nor wanted a dime from the government as he sees that as being weak and also it isn’t the government’s job to do that. I don’t want to see my country fail and fall because a massive new influx of “voters” have dramatically altered the political landscape of the United States. Why can’t politicians in Washington do what nearly 80% of Americans want them to do first? Securing the border is the number one security concern for this country. After we secure the border and start up a guest worker program than we can figure out how to deal with the problem of the approximately 12 million illegal immigrants in this country. I am so frustrated I can’t even put my thoughts in to a professional coherent format for this blog, so I must apologize if my thoughts are scattered and unorganized. Anyway, thanks you for your continued support of the Southpaw, leave us your thoughts, and as always tell your friends about us!

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Whatever Happened To The Rule Of Law? I Miss That Guy….

30 05 2007

 

Once again it seems that a basic principle of this country is being sacrificed because of the mere convenience of the moment. It is obvious that here in the United States we have a massive illegal immigration problem. I especially have a problem with the new bill though that is coming through Congress, in that it grants amnesty to the millions of illegal immigrants that are living here in this country. Now I know that it doesn’t specifically say amnesty but no matter what you call it a rose is still a rose. Now I have NO problem with immigrants. This country was founded on immigration and I love how people just want to come to the United States because of the limitless opportunity that exists here, and for those of you who just assume that I am an ignorant, Mexican hating, conservative, please just stop. I am part Hispanic and my grandfather was an illegal immigrant. I truly sympathize with those people who want to come to this great nation and make a better life for themselves and that speaks to the problem in our current immigration system if we cannot find a better system to let more people come here to make a better a life for themselves, but just giving all of the people in this country who are here illegally a, for all intensive purposes, visa that will never expire is a slap in the face to all of those who came here legally. But to me the more important issue is the state of our nation’s borders. They are in complete disarray and the crime by the borders is very high. If there is going to be any approach to this issue it will have to be in parts. The number one priority of this country should be to secure its borders. A country cannot exist if it cannot define itself as a nation with its own borders and enforce them to keep all threats out. Once the borders are secured, and once we see progress in that area than we can start to focus on dealing with those peoples who are in this country illegally. I know illegal immigrants from all corners of the globe, not just Mexico. I pray that Congress does not pass this bill that coming through its different chambers, because I know President Bush will not veto it. He is asking the members of Congress to stand up to their districts and pass it. I am shocked by his audacity as the members of Congress are elected to REPRESENT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. If the people in their district say that they don’t want it passed than DON’T pass it. If your representative does vote for it than don’t re-elect him, its that simple. I am no racist and I am definitely trying to split families apart but I just want some accountability for the members of Congress who seem to think that they can do what they want whether the people want it or not, and the disgusting claims of the president that those of us who oppose it are trying to create fear in the people is ridiculous. The problem that the president has is that he doesn’t want the people to figure out that he is pandering to the business’ in this country that want the cheaper labor. I don’t know what else to say, I am just so angry that there is such inaction, and finger pointing, and that the “leaders” of this country who we voted in to office, will not even uphold one of the most important elements of our founding, the Rule of Law. Thanks for reading the Southpaw, leave us your thoughts, and as always tell your friends about us!

 

Article on President Bush and Illegal Immigration





Como se dice ‘Santa Ana’?

9 04 2007


The AP has released a story which purports that the Southern California city of Santa Ana recently initiated a program to help its residents learn a different language than the one they already speak: in other words, teach them English. Apparently, about 80% of the city’s residents speak a language other than English at home, while 51% of residents don’t speak the language very well at all. And my favorite part: this program carries an estimated $4.5 million dollar price tag. But I guess the upside is I’ll be able to buy roses on the side of the freeway in English…

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