Putting Cross-Border Trespassing in Perspective
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Recently large ...
June 4th, 2006 02:04 AM
Putting Cross-Border Trespassing in Perspective
This was sent to me today, by a friend that got it from a letter to the editor page. Not sure which newspaper.
Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration. Certain people are angry that the U.S. might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely. Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests.
Let's say I break into your house. Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave. But I say, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors; I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm
hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house).
"According to the protesters, not only must you let me stay, you must add me to your family's insurance plan and provide other benefits to me and to my family (my husband will do your yard work because he too is hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part). If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my right to be there. It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself.
I'm hard-working and honest...um, except for...well, you know.
"And what a deal it is for me!! I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of selfishness, prejudice and being an "anti-housebreaker."
Did I miss anything? Does this sound reasonable to you? If it does, grab a sign and go picket something. If this sounds insane to you, call your senators and enlighten them because they are stumbling in the darkness right now and really need your help."
This was written by a lady that truly puts it like it is!
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June 4th, 2006 02:44 AM
Well said, sir, well said.
June 4th, 2006 04:01 AM
Good Thread Post
That sure hit the nail right on the head.
My feelings exactly.
June 4th, 2006 09:17 AM
June 4th, 2006 09:34 AM
Very good! Great analogy.
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June 4th, 2006 10:34 AM
Plain speaking that really puts it all in perspective.
But it seems - how many can see things this way? Seemingly a relatively few.
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June 4th, 2006 11:07 AM
Great analogy. That helps put the whole thing into an easy to understand principle for the masses. It doesn't get any easier to understand than that!
Thanks for posting!
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June 4th, 2006 11:26 AM
That is a good way to put it so that it is easily understood.
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June 4th, 2006 02:44 PM
That's funny cause I was making almost the same exact type of argument and I was called a racist and said that I was here illegally. LOL. What you said is soooo true.
June 4th, 2006 04:06 PM
thanks for the post . i have been acused of being a racist because of my views on illegal imagration but not but my hispanic nices n nephews and sisterinlaw ect..lol
June 4th, 2006 07:04 PM
You should have seen the hispanic's at work during the protest, they are fully legal American citizens, but they side with the illegal's for the most, and try and make it a race issue and not a illegal issue, it nearly came to a shouting match more than once in the lunch room, that is the most madening part, Great letter loved it.
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