posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 10:02 AM
reply to post by Hefficide
I think of it this way - put simply - when I'm in my own home I go to great lengths to care for it and to make sure it's in great shape. But
I've had parties where some of the invitees didn't share my regard for my home and either stole or vandalized things. With illegal immigration there
is the same risk to reward ratio... Many are here behaving respectfully but there are others who don't care at all for this nation and don't respect
or adhere to the laws and standards which govern us all.
This is not unique to "illegals". There are plenty of born and raised "Americans" that disrespect this country, the laws, and the standards.
Like all groups of humans...doesn't matter if we are talking "illegals", "Americans", or any other group....you have your good and your bad. But
you don't paint the whole group the same color based on only the bad that you see.
We can paint this issue in many different ways but one of the things I tend to realize is that I cannot think of any other county that an
American could sneak into and be left alone if they were discovered to be there illegally. Most would quickly incarcerate any non-citizen they caught.
Some countries will kill over it.
And what was America built on...to follow what other countries are doing or to be a leader in the world as an example for all other countries? I hear
this argument all the time...and I find that it is an argument of convenience and not one of conviction. You will find no other topic where the same
people are saying "Look at Mexico's immigration laws" saying that we should follow any other countries policy on anything else.
What happened to the land of opportunity? You know have to pay thousands of dollars to get that opportunity? You used to only have the have the
desire to work hard and want a better life (which is exactly what "illegals" are doing). How many Americans do you think have the extra money
laying around that could cover the fees and legal costs it takes to become a "legal" immigrant??? I would guess not many...but we somehow expect
people who are poor enough that the are willing to risk their lives crossing a desert to maybe find a job that pays next to nothing to have this money
to come here legal?
What happened to this:
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Does this now come with a cover charge? Sure...give me your poor and homeless...as long as they have thousands of dollars to pay the admission fee.
Why do we think that is ok? The only reason is because America has become a country of elitists that think they are better than others by default.
And that if you want to be part of this club...you already have to be rich to cover the admission...than you are allowed to come in.
You may not think you are an elitist...but I would disagree.