posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 06:58 PM
What is this crap, "You can't become American">
Millions upon millions of people have become American. Many when we stole their lands, such as Texas, New Mexico, California, Arizona, etc. That's
right, we outright stole their lands from them.
Millions more came to this country from other lands, and became Americans. In fact, unless you are an American Indian (full blooded), your ancestors
came from somewhere else in the last 500 years. Most in the USA came here in the 19th or 20th century.
As to closing the borders, when Americans want to, the borders can be closed. But, most people don't really want to close them. Some of the most
outspoken "patriots" I have known have employed illegal gardeners, illegal housekeepers, illegal nannies, etc.
The real problem is that there is, and always has been, a strong streak of "Keep the foreigners out" among those that descend from previous waves of
immigrants. "The American Way" is, and always has been, a changing thing that is made up from the customs and habits of many, many other
Strange how few people with a real education in history are screaming to keep them out. That's because they know that this has been the hue and cry
of the ignorant, of the prejudiced and of the fools ever since the American Revolution.
Ever hear of the "Know Nothing" party? It was made up of people that specifically wanted to keep the Irish Catholics out in the 1840's-18180's.
Didn't work then and it doesn't work now.
But it is so much fun to read their incoherent rants.