Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Just what part of the word "ILLEGAL" don't they understand?
I am weary of people who do not see the illegal immigration problem as an issue in this nation and want us to be all welcoming and giving to them. The Hispanic population is the largest group of immigration violations, obviously. Cries of racism just don't fly with me when we attempt to curb illegal immigration or enforce the current laws.
The cost of such immigration is profound on our local communities. Our welfare, health care, and education systems are heavy laden with the additional burden of supporting illegals. Towns, counties, states, and the federal governments all bear this burden. Yet, our national government does little to stop this invasion.
When some government officials seek to stiffen the penalties for illegal immigration, there are cries of racism, illegals take to the streets in protest and claim that they are law abiding people who love America while waving Mexican flags.
Even local students are getting in on the act. I have no idea what they are thinking, and most likely, neither do they. It is ignorance like this that makes me wonder where this nation will be headed. Our culture, our language, our borders are being invaded and we are supposed to like it.
Here is a news story from WMPM:
SSS Students Protest Immigration Laws - About 35 students walked out of class at Smithfield-Selma High School on Wednesday and marched to the Johnston County Courthouse to protest immigration laws and legislation that would tighten border security. Administrators met with the protestors in the lobby of the school asking them to return to class. Six students did return to class, while the others left campus.
That is only part of the story, but gets the point of the activity across. Protesting while skipping school. Truants protesting tightening the laws on illegal immigration. Protesting in Smithfield isn't exactly going to influence Washington D.C. I doubt that these young, impressionable, liberal, naive children even realize what they are really protesting. When it is their turn to start paying the taxes to support illegals, they lose jobs to illegals, they struggle and roll pennies to buy groceries while illegals whip out food stamps or a roll of $110 bills to pay for a full cart of food, their perspectives may change.