Jake, with all due respect;
Originally Posted by Jake
As a “right leaning independent” I realize what I am about to post will be most unpopular, but “I call em as I see em…..”
Suppose you were born and grew up in a county with zero prosperity and every day filled with turmoil and no hope for employment. Your children are starving and you cannot afford their next meal or a pair of shoes for them. But, just to your north, is a country filled with prosperity, opportunity and hope. With your Mexican government in mayhem you haven’t a clue as how to begin to obtain a “green card”…..besides that, you have heard, “ you don’t need one”. Good news for you, it appears this land of opportunity to your north has turned their backs and left their borders unguarded and wide open and appear to no longer care who enters…..all you have to do is walk across to the land of opportunity where you can get a job, although it may be illegal. But it is a way to feed and clothe your family.
Question to ask yourself: Are you man enough to do whatever it takes to provide shelter,food and clothing for your family? I would hope so, I know I would. So here is the problem…..
A couple of years ago Alabama passed very strong laws against illegals, and when it was passed the illegals went running….. Yes, the majority were indeed illegal, but many legal immigrants fled as well, numbers lived here for decades as productive, hardworking, honest (besides their citizenship), people. Matter of fact, some of the hardest working, God fearing and caring men you will EVER find or ever hope to find......
Is it their fault we turned our backs, offered opportunity via an open border, and allowed easy entry into our country? If I would have been in their shoes, family starving…, I would have done the exact same thing, and chances are, you would have too…..
The Fix: Shut borders immediately with whatever means possible. …preferably the military, fence is a joke, but there are other workable options…..IMHO, People crossing the borders illegally should be shot on sight! However, to think we can round up all illegals like the Nazi’s did with the Jews and ship them back is not only insane to say the least, but an impossible task. I cannot believe I am saying this, but the Obama plan to allow the “law abiding” immigrants to register and remain is not only humane, but is the first reasonable steps to a practical resolve.
Please understand, I agree, the rogue immigrants should be banished as soon as they are adequately identified, or shot on sight!.....NO MERCY!!!!
Let’s not punish and crucify immigrants that did the same as any upstanding father would do for his family! They simply love their families……Is that worth dying for?….YES!, but in this case, totally avoidable and unnecessary.
I will remind you of the quote of our Statue of Liberty…
"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-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
I for one believe this philosophy made us the "Great Country" we are….. In this case, entering through her “golden door” happen to be the unguarded open border with Mexico. Don’t forget, we left the “golden door” wide open for them…..