posted on May, 15 2010 @ 11:32 AM
reply to post by Prove_It_NOW
You sir are a racist or at least not very well read in the history of this country. No doubt you are not of the native people of this country either
and according to your logic your ancestors never should have come here for "a better life." My family colonized this country back in the 1590's
and the native culture they integrated with had been here for centuries before that building massive civilizations.
It irks me to no end people feeling so nationalist about this country when they forget their own family several generations back was in the same
situation as many of these immigrants. Most of the people who come here would rather stay in their own countries and live happy, healthy, and
Why don't they? Its because the policies of our government in the long term have made many of their countries of origin unstable, corrupt and
dangerous places where they cannot work, raise a family, or live. Now with that said I'm not blaming our government as they were doing what they
thought was right at the time to keep communists out of this hemisphere and did everything in their power to keep us safe. Unfortunately the people
of those countries where we installed our puppet dictators didn't turn out to be much better...
Growing up on the border has given me a great appreciation for the immigrants and their plight in America. They are willing to work, longer, harder,
and even take much of the abuse that people give them to earn sub par wages just to support their families. If you needed help they would cook you a
meal, give you the shirt off their back and do anything they could as thats how most of these people were raised.
In any group there are always the bad ones and yes there are immigrants who are criminals, and bad guys and like the rest they should be tried,
convicted and do time or be deported. Spouting racist sentiments about immigrants doesn't get us anywhere. We need to directly address this issue
and hopefully someday these people won't have to settle for mowing your lawn or working picking your food to keep this economy competitive with SE
Blaming immigrants for the problems of America is using them as a scapegoat and I'm sure the greedy bankers, oil execs and corrupt politicians
bleeding this country dry while you focus on "those damn immigrants who took yer jobs." This is how the Nazi's did it...blame someone else for all
the problems. Look at the numbers and you'll see that in the big scheme of things immigrants are the small fry's.
On the other hand if you really feel strongly I'm sure there will be plenty of room for you in Arizona after they are done driving all the immigrants
[edit on 5/15/2010 by atzmaz]