While I do apologize for the length of the INSERT copied and pasted herein, I do NOT apologize for the content thereof!
Nikita Kruchev said, "Russia does not have to destroy America with missles; America will destroy from within." Later, he removed his boot and banged it on the negotiating table, saying: "WE WILL BURY YOU!"
My Fellow Americans - our own government is burying us from within! WAKE UP AND SMELL THE STENCH!
Copyright: 02-07-08 - Tom Hyland
If any of the following is offensive to any particular ethnic groups, then so be it!
I am sick and tired of seeing any and all FOREIGN LANGUAGES spread across America. The original thirteen colonies were predominantly ENGLISH. The Founding Fathers drafted The Constitution in ENGLISH. The Bill of Rights is written in ENGLISH! All of our LAWS are recorded in ENGLISH. At every level of government: city, county, borough, parish, township, state - whatever, the statutes are in ENGLISH!
Every immigrant who came to our shores, looking for FREEDOM, and who wanted to become a Naturalized citizen, learned how to speak, read, and write our language - ENGLISH. The process is called ASSIMILATION. Irish, French, German, Polish, Chinese, Russian, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, East Indian, Viet-Namese, and many other ethnic groups, including the Native American - learned ENGLISH.
They made a CHOICE to be part of something bigger and better than that which they had in their prior homelands - a UNITED NATION.
“UNITED WE STAND - DIVIDED WE FALL!”
“THE MELTING POT OF THE WORLD!”
Unlike those who tried to build the Tower of Babel, in the Bible, and were cursed with many tongues, so they could not understand one another - we share a common language that ALL understand, we may be diverse - we may have different opinions - but we are able to CONVERSE.
I don’t care to see, hear, learn, or be FORCED to accept ANY FOREIGN LANGUAGE WHILE I AM ON THESE SHORES!
Every time I drive by ANY storefront, bar, or any place of business that has another language EMBLAZONED across its sign - my blood boils! Whether it is: any of the languages from the ethnic groups above, or any other UNRECOGNIZABLE symbols or characters - it is UN-AMERICAN, in my humble opinion.
Today, almost every package, bottle, box, whatever - now has a translation proudly printed upon it, in SPANISH - I find this objectionable, and blatantly UN-AMERICAN! Even if it only cost the manufacturer a mere penny - one extra cent, to add this translation, then it means that I, and every other ENGLISH speaking American, is paying more than we should have to!
Let us examine for a moment, just WHY did these BRILLIANT manufacturers and corporations decide to perform this wonderful public service of translation? The answer is very simple - GREED - they want the business of all the Spanish-speaking peoples: Spanish, Mexican, Latino, Cuban, Puerto Rican, whatever! WOW - GEE WHIZ! THEY MUST REALLY CARE! Although I had two years of Spanish in High School, I don’t have a clue of how to TRANSLATE that crap!
Almost every supermarket today has special AISLES just loaded with IMPORTS of all shapes, sizes, and descriptions for every product imaginable: sodas, soups, crackers, bread, rolls, buns, juices, canned vegetables, sauces, salsas, and more that I simply can’t remember at this moment - ALL IN SPANISH!
BRILLIANT - WELCOME TO AMERICA! WELCOME TO THE CLUB! PLEASE LET US BEND OVER BACKWARDS, AS WE GRAB YOUR DINERO!
Now, let me clarify something - I am not against IMPORTS, well not unless they are Chinese LEAD-BASED TOYS! We have several stores in the Baltimore area called TRADER JOE’S - WOW! What a fabulous VARIETY of products, from all over the WORLD - NOT just exploiting ONE ETHNICITY!
After all, VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE” is it not?
Si - mi Amigos, es verdad!
Next, let us examine the proverbial “flip” side of the coin. Consider Europe, The Middle East, Asia, Russia, China, Japan, and all the various Island Paradises - go back in time with me, for about sixty years. The Second World War had just ended, and WE WON! The ALLIED POWERS BEAT THE AXIS POWERS.
Way back then, parts of England, France, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Japan, and other nations needed to REBUILD all that was devastated. At that time, there was an OCCUPIED GERMANY and an OCCUPIED JAPAN - American Forces were stationed over there for a long time. Naturally, these “Ugly Americans” were not exactly loved in those countries; but in other parts of Europe, they were hailed as HEROES, who saved their countries. And, guess what, we were also NOT regarded as any sort of language experts, by any stretch of the imagination. Most of our Gals and Guys only spoke ONE language, ENGLISH!
Now, why do you suppose that, one by one, little by little, country-by-country - ENGLISH started becoming the SECOND LANGUAGE OVER THERE? WHY?
MORE BRILLIANCE - the governments, the businesses, the shopkeepers, the vendors, the moneychangers, and the little people on the street - all wanted the GOD-ALMIGHTY AMERICAN GREENBACKS! Commerce, Trade, Exchange of goods and services, housing, food, drinks, entertainment, and even the lowly prostitutes - ALL - wanted to learn ENGLISH, in order to negotiate SALES! BRILLIANT!
Coming back now to current events - even today, most American tourists carry little pocket translation books when they go abroad. WHY? Because, as Americans, our government, and our FREE Public School System never pushed us to learn anything other than ENGLISH. Compared to many other nationalities and countries, we are STUPID AMERICANS!
Be that as it may, somehow our grand-parents, parents, and other relatives managed to FORGE the Richest, Freest, Greatest NATION on this Earth!
And of all of our FREEDOMS, I personally value the Freedom of SPEECH to be the highest, most important one! As a writer, usually with something to say, I try my best to be both accurate, and FAIR.
Accordingly, I have no desire whatsoever to alienate any person of Spanish descent who is a LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZEN - WE ARE AMERICANS FIRST! Ethnicity, Country of Origin, Religion, Color, Creed - these are all SECONDARY!
But, I am totally AGAINST ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS - ALL!
I do not believe in honoring families with so-called “Anchor Babies” - nor granting AMNESTY - nor FREE HANDOUTS of Education, Medical Services, Driver’s License Privileges, and other totally American CITIZEN services!
Which brings me to my final point - NAFTA - the North American Free Trade Agreement. Since its inception in 1994, thirteen years have now passed. While the intent may have been to promote mutual benefits to all three countries concerned - Canada, Mexico, and the United States, just where does this leave us right now?
CANADIAN MEDICINES - while millions of our Senior citizens are being ROYALLY SCREWED by Insurance companies, Pharmaceutical manufacturers, and Medicare Part D - Dictator BUSH and our Esteemed CONGRESS made it ILLEGAL for these old people (and millions of other Americans) TO IMPORT AND SAVE MONEY!
MEXICAN PLUSSES - while many U.S. companies went down there and BUILT FACTORIES AND PLANTS - and the poor Mexican Laborers were SUPPOSED to reap better benefits, like an improved standard of living, NOTHING CHANGED - they are still living in SQUALOR! GEE - the Mexican government couldn’t possibly be CROOKED like ours, could it?
ILLEGAL ALIENS - the following is just a partial excerpt, which I copied and pasted here:
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. It was adopted in its original form on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later ratified by the people in conventions in each state in the name of "We the People." The U.S. Constitution is the oldest written national constitution in effect in the world.
Our Federal government and some members of Congress (DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN) are failing to uphold the US Constitution with regard to IMPROPER ENTRY BY ALIEN, the supreme law of the land:
Under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, "Improper Entry by Alien,"
any citizen of any country other than the United States who:
Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place
other than as designated by immigration officers; or
Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or
Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully
false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a
material fact; has committed a federal crime.
1. The topic of illegal immigration is not about race, religion, creed,
gender, sexual preference, or the poverty level of other countries - it
is about breaking the law. When a foreign national crosses our borders or
overstays a visa, it is against the law, and the lawbreaker is in fact
an illegal alien. It does not matter whether the illegal alien is green,
blue, or purple; the issue is one of law enforcement, not race.
2. A 1986 bill rewarded criminal behavior of 1.3 million lawbreakers. Since US borders were not secured, this 1986 amnesty was an invitation for 12-20 more illegal aliens to illegally cross US borders. Lawmakers in 1986, assured taxpayers that their amnesty was a one-time deal that would solve the problem! There are 11,000 border patrol agents that cover 8,000 miles of US borders, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Federal government says they could secure borders in Third World countries but NOT our own US borders!
3. Mexico is a very wealthy country. It is blessed with abundant natural resources (gold, oil) and a fortunate location. The truth is freeloader rich Mexicans export their unemployed, so US taxpayers could support illegals with free medical, education, housing, food stamps and vouchers.
4. Mexico is the largest foreign supplier of marijuana and the second largest source of heroin for the U.S. market. The majority of methamphetamine sold in the United States is made in Mexico, and Mexican-run methamphetamine labs that operate north of the border account for much of the remainder. Mexican drug cartels play a major role in the flow of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana transiting between Latin America and the United States. These drug cartels often use Mexican-American gangs to distribute their narcotics. When our Congress and Federal government gets done, there will be no safe streets in our good ole' US
5. Government studies are demonstrating the risk and harm for which Mr. Bush is exposing U.S. citizens by allowing MILLIONS of illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. who have had little-to-no medical services or inoculations. Illegal aliens simply cross our borders medically unexamined, hiding in their bodies any number of communicable diseases. Many illegals entering this country have tuberculosis, according to US studies. Each illegal with MDR-TB coughs and infects 10 to 30 people, who will not show symptoms immediately. Latent disease explodes later.
In fact, the increasing number of illegal aliens coming into the United States is forcing the closure of hospitals, spreading previously vanquished diseases and threatening to destroy America's prized health-care system, says a report in the spring issue of the Journal of American Physicians and
Surgeons. In addition, the report says, "many illegal aliens harbor fatal
diseases that American medicine fought and vanquished long ago, such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, leprosy, plague, polio, dengue, and Chagas’ disease."
The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons report includes a strong prescription for protecting the health of Americans: Closing America's borders with fences, high-tech security devices and troops. Rescinding the U.S. citizenship of "anchor babies." Punishing the aiding and abetting of illegal aliens as a crime. An end to amnesty programs.
6. While politicians often mention there are 43 million without health insurance in this country, the report estimates that at least 25 percent of those are illegal aliens. The figure could be as high as 50 percent. Under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1985, hospitals are obligated to treat the uninsured without reimbursement. According to the report, between 1993 and 2003, 60 California hospitals closed because half their services became unpaid. Another 24 California hospitals verge on closure, the author writes. Because drug addiction and alcoholism are classified as diseases and disabilities, the fiscal toll on the health-care system rises.
7. Mexico's millionaires don't like to pay taxes. Each low-skilled illegal that enters the US, brings a family. The net cost to US taxpayers is ONE MILLION DOLLARS over their lifetimes for ONE ILLEGAL's family, who take more benefits than pay in taxes in every stage of their lives.
8. Our Federal government, Republicans and Democrats, are not fulfilling their duties to protect US citizens. Massive identity theft schemes have victimized large numbers of U.S. citizens and lawful U.S. residents when illegals steal and assume (many times over) the Green cards, Social Security numbers, drivers' licenses, utility and credit accounts, and other identity documents of lawful persons in the U.S. Thanks to our Federal government, stealing identities has become a big underground market in the U.S. US taxpayers have elected foxes to guard the henhouse!
9. While our trusted elected leaders are using a MILLION DOLLARS A DAY of taxpayer money in Iraq and paying $20,000 a month to Halliburton workers, our towns and cities are going to ruin.
10. There are an enormous number of Americans who have been harmed by
illegal aliens who pass through the nation's open borders. In post-911 America, US government still refuses to protect the people in the most basic ways from the world's terrorists and criminals who enter at will to do as they please.
David March, a Los Angeles County Sheriff who was killed when he pulled
over a car for a routine traffic stop. The driver was a dangerous Mexican drug dealer, Armando Garcia, who had been deported twice and has a long history of violent crime. After shooting Sheriff March twice in the head, Garcia was able to escape to Mexico, where officials refuse to send him back for trial.
Two U.S. Border Patrol agents -- Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean-- were sentenced to prison terms of 11 years and 12 years for shooting a drug-smuggling illegal alien (Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila) in the buttocks as he fled across the U.S.-Mexico border. The smuggler, who was transporting 743 pounds of marijuana (about $1 million worth), was given full immunity to testify against our agents and is suing our government for $5 million. Ramos is an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve and a former nominee for Border Patrol Agent of the Year. The US DA searched for the smuggler in Mexico, paid for him to stay in a nice hotel and for his medical treatment in TX.; the smuggler was caught transporting tons of marijuana into the US after this trial! WHY ARE OUR BORDER PATROL AGENTS IN PRISON AND WHY IS THIS SMUGGLER ALLOWED TO GO FREE?
11. Our Congress, elected to represent the interests of US taxpayers, wants us to agree to allow 12-20 million people who illegally entered the U.S., to share our tax dollars. Estimates are that 12 million low-skilled workers would cost 2 1/2- 3 TRILLION in retirement costs, and bankrupt our Social Security and Medicare systems. Congress, who will support those of us that worked and paid our taxes, for 50+ years?
Get into the U.S. and stay. We pay for the prisons, schools,
hospitals, roads and everything else. Illegals get hurt - we pay.
Illegals found dead - we pay for investigations and court costs. We pay,
we pay, we pay!
Amnesty didn't work in 1986 and it won't work today. Write or call your Congress representatives. Write to newspapers. INSIST our Federal government uphold the law and protect US citizens. INSIST our borders are protected. INSIST our tax dollars are spent on OUR CHILDREN and OUR FAMILIES. We never agreed to support the world when our own communities are going to the DUMPS! The US has a surplus of LEGAL workers; ask our government to stop lying and keep US jobs in the US for US legal citizens. This is not about race or ethnicity; this is about LEGAL and ILLEGAL! Mr. President and Congress - UPHOLD US LAWS NOW!
Grandchild of four LEGAL immigrants who had to prove they had $25. (a HUGE amount in the early 1900s), could work a trade, could speak English, could be supported and housed by family or friend, and who had to evidence excellent health before they could enter the U.S.A.!
While I have no idea who this author is, I personally agree with every word therein stated!
BRILLIANT ? Obviously our ‘astute’ so-called ‘leaders’ are BRILLIANT - AT LYING AND DECEPTION!
Would you like to be BRILLIANT?
THEN, BY GOD -
VOTE FOR SOMEONE WHO WILL END THE WARS EVERYWHERE - BRING OUR TROOPS BACK HOME -
THEN STATION THEM ALL ACROSS THE MEXICAN BORDER!
THIS ACT ALONE WOULD DO MORE FOR NATIONAL SECURITY THAN ANY BUSH-SHIT PLAN EVER CONCOCTED!
BRILLIANT ? AMERICAN CITIZENS CAN BE - ONCE SOMEONE WAKES THEM UP!
Peace --- Tom.