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Solid logic from long ago ....

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Solid logic from long ago ....

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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: April 12, 2006 11:32PM

Sorry, the text didn post with the pic, so here it is :

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith, becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But, this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

Theodore Roosevelt 1907
ninepointfiver Report This Comment
Date: April 13, 2006 12:35AM

Man, I wish the politicians would pull their heads out of their asses and realize that the constituents, the ones that are legally here, AND CAN vote, disapprove of all of this attempted "coup d'etat"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: April 13, 2006 01:10AM

It's time to build that fuckin' wall, and put land mines and machine gun emplacements around it. Ship the cockroaches back.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: April 13, 2006 09:29AM

Dear President Bush:

I'm about to plan a little trip with my family and extended family, and I would like to ask you to assist me. I'm going to walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico, and I need to make a few arrangements. I know you can help with this.

I plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws. I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here.

So, would you mind telling your buddy, President Vicente Fox, that I'm on my way over? Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:

1. Free medical care for my entire family.

2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.

3. All government forms need to be printed in English.

4. I want my kids to be taught by English-speaking teachers.

5. Schools need to include classes on American culture and history.

6. I want my kids to see the American flag flying on the top of the flag pole at their school with the Mexican flag flying lower down.

7. Please plan to feed my kids at school for both breakfast and lunch without charge to me.

8. I will need a local Mexican driver's license so I can get easy access to government services.

9. I do not plan to have any car insurance, and I won't make any effort to learn local traffic laws.

10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from Pres. Fox to leave me alone, please be sure that all police officers speak English.

11. I plan to fly the U.S. flag from my house top, put flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals.

12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, and don't enforce any labor laws or tax laws.

13. Please tell all the people in the country to be extremely nice and never say a critical word about me, or about the strain I might place on the economy.

I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things for all the people who come to the U.S. from Mexico. I am sure that Pres. Fox won't mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely.

However, if he gives you any trouble, just invite him to go quail hunting with your V.P.

Thank you so much for your kind help.

fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: April 13, 2006 10:18AM

#11&12 are my favs.
rogue_1 Report This Comment
Date: April 13, 2006 11:10AM


why the fuck would I like to know what some HAS BEEN presso said whenever
John_Stone Report This Comment
Date: April 13, 2006 01:35PM

Once upon a time in America, the Irish were those "cockroaches", or "dogs" in the parlance of the time. Booted around, deported, given shit-wage jobs. Now look at them.


And we come full-circle again...
anonymous Report This Comment
Date: April 13, 2006 03:54PM

Weren't you =all= immigrants, once, or are you all decended from native Americans?
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: April 14, 2006 09:27AM

Many peoples of the world have come to America seeking relief from oppression, a chance for a new start in life and for many other reasons.

Th difference in this issue today is that there is a large number of people who've illegaly crossed our border and make no attempt to become actual citizens of this country, hence the status and term "illegal immigrant" which separates them greatly from most immigrants in the past.

Any legal immigrant here who pursues citizenship has a right by our laws to stay here. Those who don't, do not, and that's about as simple as it gets.
ninepointfiver Report This Comment
Date: April 15, 2006 12:30AM

Actually, they used to be called "Illegal Aliens"!
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: April 15, 2006 11:00AM

Just tryin to be a bit more "kind" in my word choices ninepointfiver ;>winking

There's plenty enough emotion added to this topic and without incurring further ire over linguistics is just an effort to keep the conversation more rational, yakno ;>winking