Monday, May 01, 2006

Is This Our Legacy?

What the hell is going on here?

Concerned because people are singing the National Anthem in Hispanic? Who cares what languages our national anthem is being sung in? How does someone singing our anthem in another language lessen Your love for your country or their love for this country?

What is also extremely troublesome is the idea of criminalizing undocumented immigrants. Just how will it help this country to put 12 million + people in prison, at a cost of over $40,000 per individual? And what about all of their children, who are legal citizens of the United States? Are we going to orphan many more millions? Are YOU going to take care of them? Are you kidding me!?

Why are so many Americans afraid of their freedom? At what cost are you willing to take away or forbid from other human beings, freedom? What makes you more important than another human being?

Enough is enough.

It is time to look at the lives of others in the eyes of others. You try giving up your home, your family, your culture for the sake of helping those same things to survive. Try coming to a place you know little about, and a language you know even less... just try it.

Understand the majority of those 12 million people are here for survival, and not theirs, but their families. Many have come here in dangerous and monstrous ways, fearful of their chances and ability to become another American. Every day they live in fear of being caught. They live in fear of being fired, because they understand they have no rights whatsoever. But they do it, day in and day out, they do it for their ailing parents, starving siblings and growing children.

When are we going to rise up and finally say people, all people, deserve as we do. Do not look at others without looking at yourself first. You have so much to be thankful for, and believe it or not, those 12 million people becoming legal, active, participating citizens will not change anything but increase tax revenues, raise neighborhood involvement and increase voter turn out in local and national elections. Oh how terrible that would be.

Really... enough is truly enough!

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