What did you think of the Presidents speech?
I listened to the Presidents speech on the Internet the other night and I was very disappointed. I think he is trying to come up with a band-aid for a large wound. I really don’t think he is concerned about how many people have come into our country illegally. He “says” that he will be sending “up to” 6,000 unarmed National Guardsmen to protect our borders. I don’t believe him. Actions are louder than words and he has done everything he can to just let the people walk into our country. He has money that he hasn’t used for border patrols still in the budget. Our government is even giving the Mexican government information about where the Minute men are and telling them the best places that they can come across. Is this any indication that they are willing to stop the flood of illegal immigrants? We need to secure our boarders now….
Did you know that 1/3 of Mexico’s income comes from the money that illegal immigrants send home to their families? Valiente Fox doesn’t want that much income cut off and he is whining to President Bush about it. What is he doing to help his own country? One of the plans that Pres. Bush is pushing will allow millions of people to come to this country as “guest workers” and they will be allowed to bring their families and aged parents with them. By the year 2026 we will have over 130 million immigrants living in our country, just from Mexico. Who is going to take care of those aged parents. Are they going to collect Social Security without even paying a dime into it? Are we still going to pay for welfare, health care and schooling for all these immigrants out of our pockets? Are these “guest workers” going to be paying into our system?
President Bush doesn’t want to use the word Amnesty. He wants to call these people “guest workers”, but he needs to use a dictionary and look up the word Amnesty. Why should he give that many people, who evidentially don’t respect our system, a free ride? Do we really think that those “guest workers” are going to go home to Mexico after their three year permits are up? Why would they bring their families and aged parents to this country only to take them back home after three years? They are not going “home”, come on! If you really believe that then I have a bridge in Iceland I can sell you.
I don’t mind it when people come to our country, that really want to become American citizens, and speak the English language. Our forefathers came to this country with legal status, many of them coming in thru Ellis Island. My own grandfather came here from Moravia with the proper papers and he came here legally. He paid his taxes and did his due diligence to become an American citizen in the proper manner. Many of our forefathers did the same thing. What has happened to our system now?
The next important problem is of our unsecured boarders. I wonder how many terrorists have already come across the border? Any one care to guess? Our system is broken and we need to do something to fix it. Sorry for the rant but this frustrates me to no end.
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