May 15, 2006
Immigration Reform? I Think Not
On This Day, (yesterday actually) May 13. 1846 The United States Declares War On Mexico.
That's the lead sentence in this topic because, if you know history, events between the U.S. and Mexico are following similar political lines as they were then.
Sure, they didn't have such technology and gadgets as we do now, and politics and diplomacy have evolved to a more refined art form.
But with those things taken into consideration, things between us are pretty much the same.
From: The Mexican War
On Apr. 25, 1846, Mexican troops crossed the Rio Grande and ambushed a detachment of American dragoons commanded by Capt. Seth B. Thornton. Taylor's report of this ambush reached President Polk on the evening of May 9, a Saturday. On Monday, May 11, Polk presented his war message to Congress, and on Wednesday, May 13, over the vigorous opposition of the abolitionists, the U.S. Congress voted to declare war on Mexico. In the meantime two more Mexican attacks had been made across the Rio Grande at Palo Alto (May 8) and Resaca de la Palma (May 9), and both had been repulsed.
Tension had been brewing between the U.S. and Mexico for decades. The French and English both had been trying to install their puppets to some little sucsess. The English in particular hadn't given up on aquiring as much new territory as they could, and the Western Region of what is now America, was open territory to all except the U.S. Government.
The U.S. under a policy of Manifest Destiny, considered everything from the Atlantic Ocean to the pacific U.S. Territory and they actually made an effort to establish a presence in as many places as they could.
The U.S. annexation of Texas in Feburary 1845 was, in a small sense, our first attemp at Border Control.
Texas demanded it, and after looking into some of their allegations of Mexican actions, Congress approved.
Those deeds were on the order of small to large raiding parties, smuggling, and trying to exert their authority over the Texans.
It sounds eerily similar to the news reports today.
There have been reports of Mexican Military officials on U.S. soil, guarding and protecting drug trafficers and smugglers.
There's not a week that goes by without hearing about finding a new tunnel between the 2 countries.
Farmers and ranchers who have property right on the border are either strongarmed to sell it to drug lords, or they have to patrol their perimiter while armed, and hopefully with friends.
Utility vans. Semi-trucks, boxcars and shipping crates are rutinely found with dead Mexicans in them.
The Coyotes simply get them across the border (for a hefty sum) the rest is up to the illegals.
So when no one shows up at the railroad yard or truck lot to let them out...they die.
Recently a Coast Guard Cutter returned after a 6 month cruise in the South Pacific with over 30,000 lbs. of cocaine. Most of the cruise was spent in the Phillipine Island area, but that's not where they got the coke.
It was "aquired" a few miles off the coast of Mexico, while they were returning to port. The ship was tracked from a port in Mexico.
What does all of this mean? Well, for one thing it means that the very last thing President Bush shoud do tomorrow is allow anymore of this namby-pamby nonsense to continue.
We need tighter security at our borders and we need to keep those who would enter illegally out!
These kind of things not only affect the security of our country but our very ideology, our way of life.
There's an e-mail being passed around addressed to Senator Frist. The e-mail is from a former Border Patrol Agent and it adresses 11 common myths and misperceptions that are popular with the media and the left.
Myth 1. Is that illegal immigrants want U.S. citizenship.
Other than the rare exception, that is patently FALSE!
They don't want citizenship because they don't intend to live here. What they want is the money that come from working here, they send it home, and when it's time to "go back" they are sitting pretty, financially.
They don't want to pay taxes, but they do want all the benifits that American taxpayers enjoy.
A free school for their kids, government subsidized housing, medical care and in state tuition to name a few.
Who pays for that?
Myth 2. Is that they take the jobs that Americans wont.
Again, that is patently FALSE!
America didn't become the country that it is now by the philosophical musings of elite lazy bums.
No, we worked our collective butts off to get where we are and I defy anyone to prove me wrong.
Coal mines, sawmills, hunters, trappers, carpenters, plumbers, maids, landscapers, and any number of other menial or Trade jobs.
Just because a college graduate media figure wouldn't do it, or doesn't know anyone who would, doesn't mean that Americans (the regular, normal kind) won't.
All it means is that he/she has a very small knowledge of how things work in the real world.
Sheltered, if you will.
What Americans won't do is go out in the field and break their back 12-14 hours a day for $10 a day.
We won't do that.
For one thing, I thought it was supposed to be illegal. For another, we're not stupid.
Pay a fair wage and you'll get quality American know how.
Myth 3. Illegals came here because they are homeless.
They left homes in their own country, and when they get done milking our System for all they can get, they'll go back to those homes.
Approximately $20 billion is sent out of the U.S. each year to their respective families.
Myth 4. They are critical to the economy.
Not only patently FALSE, but a blatant lie.
They constitute less than 5% of the economy. Yet because they take menial jobs at such low wages, they are really a drain on the economy.
Their willingness to do so reduces wages and benifits for lawful residents and workers.
Many people, economist especially, might argue that point but it has been historically proven.
In The Black Plagues of the middle ages when up tp 1/3 of the entire population of Europe died most people of means (the rich) were concerned that their financial resources would be depleted due to price gouging.
The poor on the other hand were certain that their lot could only get worse.
What really happened was the opposite of both expectations.
The rich and savvy got to expand their fortunes while the poor, due to the very nature of their skills which the rich lacked, they got to become wealthier, even landowners in many cases.
There was a vacuum and it was filled.
Here's an example of how "essential" they are to the economy:
MAY 6, 2006
On May 1st, as a result of the Mexican ( aka: illegal alien) boycott,
national retailers reported 4.2% lower sales for the day, with a 67.8%
reduction in shoplifting ..
Myth 5. This is an immigrant Nation.
Since when is it an immigrant Nation?
Since the Mayflower?
Pray tell, How long ago was that?
I was born on an Army base in Kentucky (101st Airborne) and the last time I checked it was a part of The United States of America. I'm fairly certain that most people in th U.S. were born here too, so how does that make us immigrants?
Are you, the reader, an immigrant? If so, Welcome to America. Now speak English.
There are 2 kinds of immigrants here, legal and illegal.
We're talking about the second kind.
Myth 6. The United States is welcoming to legal immigrants.
TRUE! Therefore not a myth.
However, the illegals are not immigrants by definition.
The U.S. accepts more lawful immigrants every year, than all the other nathions of the world combined.
Myth 7. The "Hispanic" vote.
FALSE! And more political dogma.
There's no such thing.
It's comparable to the "white" vote. Tell me of anyone, anywhere that can predict how most white people will vote based only on the color of their skin.
Even the democrats Ace In The Hole "black" vote is staring to reveal signs of un-reliability.
Why? Because believe it or not, a person will more likely vote in line with what they know about a topic than the fact of their differences.
Whites are a different color than blacks or latinos, but that doesn't mean that they'll vote against a pro-black or latino law just because they are white.
Not most of us anyway.
The same goes for the blacks and latinos. If it's a good law, it's a good law. Period.
Unlike this New World Order garbage that liberal elitists are trying to foist off on us, most people actually like being different, being unique and being a singular individual who can think for themselves.
That's what our Country, our Constitution and our Bill of Rights are founded on.
Not our sameness, but our differences.
Beware of stereotyping.
Myth 8. Mexico is our friend.
Since The Mexican War Mexico has been nothing but resentful of us.
They've allowed raiding parties to enter the U.S. From time to time and in WWI they allowed German spies to operate freely to spy on the United States.
During WWII Mexico allowed the Axis powers to spy on the U.S. from Mexico.
During the Cold War, spys from countries hostile to the U.S. were allowed to operate freely within Mexico.
On September 11, 2001 the attacks on the worls trade Center was cheered and applauded all across Mexico.
In Mexican schools, their students are taught that the U.S. stole California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. (I have a really cool post that deals with that particular subject. There might even be some things in it that you never knew, but should have. Check back soon.)
Myth 9. We are a rich country and theirs is poor so we should be generous with our wealth.
First part TRUE! Second part FALSE!
There are approximately 6 billion people on earth. Of that number about 1/5 lives on less than a dollar a day.
That's 1.2 BILLION people.
Why stop at just the Mexicans? Why not invite all of those 1.2 billion people to come to America and have a better life?
I don't really need to answer those questions do I? If I do then you're up past your bedtime.
Let me put it this way.
The UN (spit) distributes food and supplies to needy 3rd world countries. That's the only they've been even moderately sucessful at.
The UN gets its funds from member nations, usually reluctantly and in spurts and trickles.
There are only 3 nations (all Western) that are consistant and genorous, but of all nations the United States is there.
We're there firstest with the mostest.
We, The people of The United States of America subsidized about 20% of all UN charities.
Are the hungry getting fed?
Is the monies being accounted for?
Do we have a say in how it's distributed?
No to all three.
The same would happen if we decided to take on Mexicos (or South Americas) financial burden.
But aside from all of that, I simply refuse to go broke just to appease some foreign leader(s)
They made their bed, let them lie in it. If "the people" decide they've had enough...well, you know what the results can be.
We are not a lifeboat to the world. That's not being harsh, just practicle.
I will take a chance on dying if it will save someone elses life. I won't do it if it will kill us both.
Myth 9. There is a labor shortage in this country.
Have you looked at the unemployment rates lately? They have been consistantly low for a number of years and the fact is, a lot of the unemployed in America don't want to work.
They're either getting workers comp or simply feel certain jobs are beneath their lofty status, but when the belt begins to tighten they might change their opinion.
Hunger does that, and the bills have to be paid.
Pride goes only so far as Reality.
Myth 11. It is rascist to want to secure the borders.
A favorite talking point and weapon of the left, but my genuine response is: HUH? Are these people from Earth? Or Omicron Persei 8?
In this day and age, with the world in near chaos, I fail to see what is rascist about a secure border.
This whole post is about making our border with Mexico more secure (MUCH more secure.)
Money seems to be the driving force and drug lords are in charge, Drug lords aren't squeemish about who they smuggle across.
Heck, it's more lucrative for them to get an Al- Quaida connection in the U.S. than not.
Al-Quaida has connections. They also have vast opium resources to draw on.
So a South American, for the right price and connections, will expend every effort to get them in the US where the real, lucrative, market is.
Monet talks. to them, and that's their only allegiance.
I'm against letting these 12 million plus illegals get a free ride. Let them go through the system just like others before them.
We ARE a nation of immigrants. Legal immigrants not squatters.
Except for the Mayflower passangers and a (very) few others, we were all born here or legaly immigrated.
No more free rides!
This is a long post for me, and I'm sure someone will try to pick it apart peice by peice.
That's OK. If it's a good question I'll answer it. If not, don't be offended if I ignore it.
Last but not at all least, I'll leave you with some Words of Wisdom, some Kernals of Truth from a former US President:
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes
an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone
else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace,
But this is predicated on the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an
American...There can be no devided allegiance here. Any man who says that he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.
We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language, and that
is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty, and that is a loyalty to
the American people."
Teddy Roosevelt 1907
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Now you are not the only ones, for the last 10 years Spain has been the back door entry for african and south-american immigrants, both legal and illegal to Europe, untill now, our country has been getting mor and more of them in, Spain is not as it used to be anymore, you don't walk around at night, don't leave doors open, cars allwys locked, daughters in early, and all that why?
Because we are so nice to them, the poor, the hungry, the exiliated, the terrorists, the muslims, the This isMY RELIGION and That's It, the women's rights abusers, the clitoris cutters, the drug dealers, the gerrillas, the assasins and much more,they are the reason why Spain is not all white as it allways been, we didn't have slavery, we never use them as working force, in fact we never wanted them.
Just for you to see what we are going through, here is a link to today's Times.
Read this and post a reply.
Here is the heading:
The Times March 20, 2006
At least 1,000 immigrants arrived in the Canary Islands from Africa last week. Many make the journey in fibreglass kayaks.
Spain seeks EU's help to stop migrants swamping Canaries
From Graham Keeley in Barcelona
TOURISTS who came to the Canary Islands for some winter sunshine watched bemused from a beachside bar as Spanish coastguards brought the latest arrivals onshore.
Shivering and wrapped in foil to keep them warm, the illegal immigrants from Africa just looked glad to be alive as they huddled in the harbour at Fuerteventura.
The arrival of these and at least 1,000 others last week, across a perilous 600 miles (970km) of Atlantic Ocean, has provoked a crisis for the Spanish Government and concern throughout Europe that another breach has opened for those seeking to enter the continent illegally.
Huge migrant wave lands on Canary Islands -
Spain steps up patrols
456 Migrants Intercepted Spanish Islands
Posted by: All the way from Spain at May 16, 2006 12:39:28 PM
i agree 100%. but it all starts on the border. without a secure border, anything else we do is just lipservice.
bush's sending 6000 troops to the border wothout authority for a year is just lipservice.
Posted by: mlah at May 21, 2006 10:59:36 PM
what the? my god you are a sad sad person. you think mexico was cheering about 9/11? how can you even think that? you only say that because that's what you would do if something like 9/11 happened to mexico. some of the most generous and kind people i know are immigrants from mexico. i'm shocked by your stupidity.
Posted by: angry at you at Dec 15, 2006 2:24:56 AM