I agree with the article. Here is some more information. The people of France gave the Statue to the people of the United States. Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was commissioned to design a sculpture with the year 1876 in mind for completion, to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. The Statue was a joint effort between America and France and it was agreed upon that the American people were to build the pedestal, and the French people were responsible for the Statue and its assembly here in the United States. Source:National Park Service. So the next time you hear people saying rude things about France and the French, remember France helped to build "Our" Statue of Liberty and helped alot in "Our" Revolutionary War Victory. "The Treaty of Paris in 1783 ended the war and recognized the sovereignty of the United States" Source: Wikipedia
I agree completely with the letter, however now that the "new immigrants" think they can bring their old country with them and install it here in the US, do not want to obey the rules and want everything they ask for "given" to them----I believe that anyone coming in the US today should only be allowed to be here 60 days to visit--they do not deserve to be in "our" land longer than that. I believe that no one should be able to buy land in the US unless they are citizens, no one should hold office unless they are citizens and have been for a great number of years. I also believe that the law that allows any child born in the US to be a US citizen is very wrong--unless their parents are US Citizens. My own family (on all sides) have been here since the early 1800's, some were here on the shore waiting for us to arrive. We are proud to make this our home, but want it to be "our" home, not laced with non English speaking people and highly resent "press one for English"--how degrading! Jean Hubbard Davis
I read the letter about illegal aliens, coming into our country, the great U.S.A., & I am in total agreement. The Mexicans coming into the states, should come legally with the proper paperwork. They along with the Cuban's,& Hmongs come to America, take our jobs, and do not speak our language. I had never heard of a Hmong, until I was in Rochester Minnesota, & everyday on the news, there was so many bad things that was reported, about the Hmongs, & it was never good news. They weren't speaking English either.The American business's need to hire only legal immegrants, that speak the English language. If they want to speak their language in the privacy of their own homes, so be it, but if you want to live here in our great country, please learn our language, and don't take our jobs until you're legal. I live in an Amish community, because of their beliefs, I think that they have a death wish. True story, A bad icy, snowy, wind blowing day. I was driving home from work & the road (a State Highway) had not been plowed yet. I was trying my best to be careful, I saw an Amish buggy coming down a long lane, I kept hoping that they would stop at the end of the lane,& wait for me to get by, because I couldn't stop,.To my dismay, the horse & buggy pulled right out in front of me. Thanks to God, there was no cars coming at me, and I was able to drive right around them. I was scared,and just said Do you have a deathwish? These Amish do not have to buy tags for the buggy's, or pay taxes. Yet, we get fined if we hit one of them. The lights they use at night are lanterns, and they're very hard to see even on a good night. I feel they should have to pay taxes, they drive their buggies on our roads, and are hazardous to us,and we pay the taxes to fix the roads that their buggies tear up. Our taxes will soon be paying for side roads,so the Amish can be on the side of the same road as us, instead of on our roads. What happens if they make a left turn? I like the Amish, they're usally pleasant people, but I feel that they put their & our lives in Danger every time they get on the road. They believe that God will protect them, I also believe in GOD, but I would be so devastating if I ever hit one. They usally don't give us the right of way,on our roads, those horses keep on trucking. Debbie from Ohio
JANUARY28,07 I READ SOME OF THE COMMENTS.THEY ARE ALL TRUE.THE PERSON WROTE THIS NEEDS AMETAL OR SOMETHING ABOUT TIME PEOPLE STAND UP FOR OUR RIGHTS.MAKES ME SO MADE THE KID'S IN SCHOOL THESE DAAY'S HAVE TO LEARN THE LANUAGE.THAT IS BULL SHIT. WE NEVER ASKED THEM TO COME HERE . IF IT WAS US THEY WOULD MAKE US LEARN THEIR'S NOT FAR THEN WHAT REALLY MADE ME MAD ONE DAY MY DAUGHTER WENT TO SEE ABOUT GETTING HELP CAUSE SHE WAS GOING THREW A DIVORCE.SHE HAD TO WAIT TILL THESE PEOPLE ( MEXICAN'S) SEE THE LADY FIRST. SHE EVEN HAD A APPOIMENTTHEY NEVER. THEN GOING TO THE STORE YOU SEE THEM THERE GETTING FOOD AND WHAT DO THEY GET TO USE FOOD STAMPS.....THEY EVEN HAVE TWO CARTS FULL OF FOOD. MUST BE DAM NICE.WELL I BETTER SHUT MY MOUTH I THINK I SAID ENOUGH...SANDY NEBRASKA
) agree wholehardly to go bach the way America was meant let topreigners in like they did at Ellis Island .Carolyn
Amen, to your letter. We are loosing are rights to people that have no intention of upholding this country. I am a 67 year old senior adult citizen of the USA that lost her husband and is still working parttime to supplement my income. Does this seem right when I am an American citizen, born and raised here and have worked and paid taxes for 52 of those years, and continue to do so.
Immigrants are classified in two camps. Legal and illegal. The current problem is focused on "illegal" immigration. The U.S. is rightfully upholding the formal process to apply and gain entry to this country. This process is still valid as it was during the mass immigrations to Ellis Island. The current immigration crisis is extremely misunderstood by most Americans. The media is having a field day stirring up the issue to appear unfair to immigrants. We always welcome those immigrants who will follow the legal process. The bottom line is we need to ban illegal smuggling and entry of those who feel our laws, which have been enforcable since the 1700's don't not apply to them. Everyone should be treated equally. Is that not the basic concept of the Declaration of Independence. Wait your turn and you will be afforded the opportunity to live in the land of the free. Let us not turn the U.S. into the regimes these "immigrants" are trying to leave.
What a country......................................... 5 million of our older Americans have not signed up yet for their Medicare, Part D, drug plan------they are old and confused. We are not going to grant them an extension. However, 12 million illegal aliens are in our country and we are going to allow them to stay, protest, procreate, receive support monies, attend schools, avoid paying income taxes, have our teachers take 300 hours of ESL(English as a Second Language) training at our expense, etc. I Love My Country, I fear our Government!!!!......
Give them a gun and send them to Iraq, let them fight for their freedom, not hand it to them at the taxpayers expense. OR!!!.....put m60's every 100 yds along the border and cut them down , then see how many slip in........Thats what The communists did in Berlin, it worked too, these aliens don't appreciate anything but free welfare and medical treatment, they also are getting Social Security in the form of SSI benefits...
SOUNDS LIKE THIS PERSON KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. THIS IS AMERICA. IF YOU WANT TO LIVE HERE THEN BE AN AMERICAN. DON'T TRY TO CHANGE AMERICA TO SUIT YOUR WANTS AND BELIEF. YOU CHOSE TO COME HERE WE DIDN'T ASK YOU TO COME BUT WE SURE DIDN'T TURN YOU AWAY. SO GET OVER IT AND THANK AMERICA FOR DOING SO.
I came through Ellis Island in 1950. Don't anyone dare to tear that Statue down. It means a lot to us Immigrants who came to this Country legally !!!!!!! In those days we had to have sponsers and a job waiting for us before we could make the trip over the Ocean!!!!! Thats all I have to say !!!!! Brigitte Martinez
this is so true. everyone coming here before tried so hard to learn this countrys language. they wanted to belong. it is almost as if these newer people do not really want to join the rest of us.
Sharla in AZ. I am so fed up with the way illegals are tearing my country apart. My ansestors came through Ellis Island,learned the language,worked like dogs to raise a family and never asked or received government help.Don't get sick and have to go to an emergency room at the local hospital unless you are willing to wait 4 or more hrs.Illegals are using our hospital emergency rooms as free clinics.Try this one in Mexico....Whether the letter is authentic or not,I agree with it reguardless from whom it came. We need to send ALL illegals back to where they came from and start over.Create an Ellis Island at the southern borders and see how many really want to come in legally.They only want the perks not the rules.I'm 72 years old and I am so fed up I've almost stopped shopping where only "Mexican" is spoken.It is NOT Spanish it is a mixture of English and Spanish because they are too stupid to learn either language.SEND THEM BACK NOW!!!!!!!
I THINK THIS IS VERY TRUE AND WE SHOULD ALL BE PROUD TO BE AMERICANS. IF THESE PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO HONOR AMERICA THE WAY IT WAS STARTED BY OUR FOREFATHERS, THEN LET THEM GO BACK WHERE THEY CAME FROM.
Thumbs up For The One That Printed This,Good Job
It is time for America to stand strong and claim our country back! Amen for this no nonsense completely factual letter. I hope it get results and people here realize how important it is to be Americans, not foreign Americans. Good luck!
I truly appreciate this letter about our Country and the Statue of Liberty. I pray and yes I pray every day, this country needs to be taken over by the ones who truly care for America, the ones continually tearing it down need to leave. Americans do all we can to help others and it definitely isn't always appreciated. God bless America and all the Americans who love this Country.
I agree so very much with this letter !!!!!!!!! If they want to come to " OUR COUNTRY " and start a new and better life then they should do it the LEGAL way!!!!! The way most immigrants do; so they can become LEGAL citizens of THESE MOST WONDERFUL UNITED STATES of AMERICA !!!!!!!!!!! They should also realize that they should fly OUR AMERICAN FLAG and respect HER as much as they would their own countries flag !!!!!
Walter K., Boca Raton, FL I agree wholeheartedly with the points. No one should be "entitled" to anything unless they have earned it through honest work, moral behavior and respect for our just laws.
This letter says it all. If someone wants to come into our wonderful country, fine, let them do so, however, make them pledge to our country. Make them pay taxes and work for a living like we do. Keep them off welfare and if they need it, don't give it until they are a full American Citizen. We earned our rights to be an American, make them earn theirs or tell them to go home. And this is a country built on the English language and God. Let's keep it that way.
The following was copied from Snopes.com a legitimate source of verification: New Immigrants Claim: Letter to the editor accurately contrasts immigrants from different eras. Status: False. Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006] New Immigrants From: "David LaBonte" My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to "print" it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined. Dave LaBonte -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register: Dear Editor: So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statute of Liberty because the people now in question aren't being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry. Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new; American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home. They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity. Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany, Italy, France and Japan. None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hilter, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan. They were defending the United States of America as one people. When we liberated France, no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl. And here we are in 2006 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900s deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags. And for that suggestion about taking down the Statute of Liberty, it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet. Rosemary LaBonte Origins: On 31 March 2006, the Orange County (California) Register published several letters to the editor dealing with the subject of the immigration debate. One of those letters, by a reader named Ernie Lujan, was published under a heading of "Tear down lady liberty" and read as follows: Illegal immigrants have been around since the early 1900's, except then they entered through Ellis Island in New York City. They came from countries such as Italy, Ireland, Germany, Poland and France. And now we accept them as true Americans. Now these people whose ancestors came to this country to make a better life for themselves and their children want to build a great wall along the U.S. and Mexico border and deny these hard-working people the same rights that their ancestors fought so hard and died for. If you build this wall then you must also tear down the great Statue of Liberty that sits in the New York Harbor. Apparently another Register reader penned a rebuttal to some of those immigration debate letters, one which was not published by the newspaper and has instead been "printed" by her husband through the expedient of forwarding it via e-mail (where it was circulated under the title of "New Immigrants"). This piece provides an apt illustration of the phenomenon that one can find in nearly every culture, in every era, a group of people who firmly believe that their civilization once experienced a golden age in which social conditions were much better (if not perfect), and modern society is an increasingly worsening corruption of that arcadian past. The trend continues today, as we commonly see responses to social, political, or economic issues that attempt to contrast the present with earlier eras, to hearken back to times when such problems were significantly amerliorated or simply did not exist. Generally such reactions don't ring true, referring not to the way things really used to be, but to idealized, mythical visions of the past couched in absolute terms. So it is with this letter, which attempts to contrast the "modern immigrant" with immigrants of a century ago, finding the former sadly lacking by comparison. As usual, it references a black-and-white past that never existed. Yes, many of the immigrants who streamed through Ellis Island into the United States around the turn of the century worked hard, obeyed the laws, did their best to learn English (and otherwise become assimiliated into American culture), raised children who willingly took up arms to defend their adoptive country in times of crisis, and made their way in the world (and perhaps even prospered) with little or no help from the government or anyone outside their immediate families and circles of acquaintances. However, plenty of immigrants in that same era did not fit that mold, such as those who: Resorted to scams, petty theft, and all sorts of other crimes to get by, or simply resumed the same kinds of criminal activities they'd been perpetrating in their homelands, sometimes on large, organized scales (e.g., the Italian mafia, Chinese triads). Moved to enclaves or communities in which their original cultures and languages were preserved, obviating the need for them to ever assimiliate into the broader American culture or learn English. (If the immigrants of earlier eras "stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl," then who started all the ethnic enclaves, such as Little Germany and Chinatown, found in New York and many other American cities?) Their children (and future generations) were often left to learn English and assimilate as best they could on their own, driven by necessity rather than allegiance to American national ideals. Retained their original family names, or changed their names only reluctantly — the latter not to "blend in with their new home," but to try to escape the prejudices, persecution, and violence typically visited upon members of various national, ethnic, and religious groups in the U.S. (e.g., Catholics, Jews, Irish, Italians). Declined to participate in fighting for the U.S. against their home countries in World War I (as did their children in World War II), or even left the U.S. to return home and fight for the other side. (And certainly many first-generation Americans of Japanese descent, who found themselves restricted to internment camps merely due to their ancestry, gave plenty of "thought about what country their parents had come from.") Disdained free lunches, welfare, and labor laws not because they were virtuous and prized self-sufficiency, but because those government programs did not yet exist, either for native-born American citizens or immigrants. What this piece illustrates is not so much substantive differences between "old immigrants" and "new immigrants," but rather the truthfulness of the proverb "Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose." Last updated: 26 July 2006
I agree, let the statue stand where she is...nobody has the right to request her removal. If you don't like how things are handled in the good old USA, then please return to your "OLD" country....why did you come here in the first place? Please don't try to change the way this country is run..We believe in GOD, he is still in control...don't forget that...IN GOD WE TRUST..don't try to take that off of our 'coins' either, and don't try to change OUR PLEDGE OF ALLIENCE. The best way for many of us is to "get back down on our knees", Prayer is still the answer. Marge...from WISCONSIN
It was a very good article, but it is actually the Statue of Liberty, not statute.
I agree completely! My heratige is English and Native American, so not only did my ancestors come to this new world, we were here to greet the new arrivals! I have relatives who fought in every war from the civil war to my son, who's returned from his 3rd tour in Iraq, and won the Purple Heart. America means more than just a place to hang our hats...it is an ideal that no subversive group should be allowed to undermine! There was a popular saying in the 60s that said "America...love it or leave it". This still goes for today, as far as I'm concerned!
I agree 100%!!!!!!!!!!! I have a 20 year old son getting ready to deploy to Iraq for the 2nd time already and this is when everything becomes SO REAL as to JUST WHAT sacrafices have been made by our forefathers and HOW EXPENSIVE freedom REALLY is!!!!!! The average American doesn't have a clue or give his freedom a second thought. All he knows is that he can basically do what ever he wants to do and he can easily get more priveledges than those of us who are born and bread here. He has all of the rights and we dare not offend one of them!!! They feel they can have the nation's language changed to accomidate their way of speaking, they take Christ and prayer out of our schools, they take Christ out of Christmas or cry because they are offended by the believers and they rip away our rights in the process of doing so as if Christ never existed! I also feel it is a descrace for them to wave their flags in the Country that gives them SO much. If their flag is what they choose to wave, let them, BUT IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!! You know....the country that gave them SO much that's WHY they came here in the first place! America only has room for ONE............ONE language, One flag, One color,(by color I mean red, white and blue) and ONE WAY!!!!!!!!!!! THE AMERICAN WAY! PROUD Marine Mom Susan Hill New Brighton, PA 15066
This article is right on. I really don't understand.....if all of us feel this letter is correct, then why is all of these things happening? Why does it take an act of God to get our GREAT country back to the way it use to be. If people don't want to adhear to our ways(ENGLISH to name one),then leave and go live somewhere else. It we were to do some of the things that immigrants have done in our country,in their country we would have been killed or deported. Rancho Cucamonga,Calif
My Father and Mother came over to United State in 1912 from Ascoli Piceno, Italy was held up on Ellis Island until They were cleared for passage. My father and mother had four sons, one born in Italy and three in the United States. All of their sons were in the military service during world war 2 & the Korean War and were proudly honorably discharged after those wars. My father and mother never returned to their country and today are burried in the same home town were they first entered the United States. He and my mother operated a tailoring business for over fifty years until his death. I can say that as one of their children past eighty years old, that my parents were proud Italian American parents especially when they had hanging a banner on the fron door of their home proudly displaying 4 star flag indicating have four sons in the military durin, world war 2. These are some of the reasons why the Statue Of Liberty should never be removed from its present location.
AMEN !! YOU'RE DESCRIBING MY PARENTS TO A T AND I'M PROUD OF THEM !!
Please forgive me as I write this, but liberal 'PC' is what's killing us today. Just as in the lead-up to WWII, the 'Can't we all just get along', 'maybe the enemy has a valid point' attitude is pervasive. It's ignorant, and frankly stupid to think you can reason with Islamic fundamentalists (and other despots) that want to dominate the world, and kill all who do not submit to their mentality. The latinos streaming across the border know that, because of liberal attitudes and give-aways, they will have it made, and don't need "no stinkin'" American patriotism. They also have an agenda to take over and dominate at least 1/3rd of our country, with NO allegience to America. Profiling is out; tolerance and negotiations are in. We'd better wake up, America! We either deal with it forcefully, or we loose it.
"ONE NATION, UNDER GOD!" What part don't you understand?--charlie
I agree with everything that was said. GOD BLESS AMERICA!! Keep it strong!!
This is a very well written letter. I am in total agreement with what Rosemary had to say and back her up 100%. I do intend to send this letter to everyone I know. I have seen first hand what the immigrants of this age expect our country to do for them. They need to hear JFK's famous words about what you can do for your country.
I WAS BORN IN THE USA SO I DID NOT EXPERICNCE THE HARDSHIPS OF THE EARLY SETTLERS. PART OF OUR HOUSE WAS sod so it wa s easier to worm with the cow chips which was our fuel. We'd gather them by the wagon load in the fall and stack them in woodshed and barn etc--used corn cobs to start the fire. I saw 60 degrees below and 125 in the summer. No electricity, phone or running water. I'd "hug" the cow for warmth while milking her===seven or so of them. I loved Indians and still do=-I "danced" (at about age 5 or 6) with 2 children of the great chief Red Cloud of the Sioux (now Lakotas). I have their pictures--and feel sorry for how we took their land. Too many have a drinking problem--as do TOO many "Whites". My aged father hired 2 men from along the railwoad track to help pick potatoes and corn one year. One was a Mexican==Bruno Romero---I loved him--his age about early 20's. The other man sexually abused me but my father had guns so I was afraid to tell him---he moved on to Chicago after about 2 months. I feel compassion for the Mexicans as many are greart people BUT I THINK THEY SHOULD BECOME CITIZENS AND LEARN OUR LANGUAGE. IT IS TRU THAT MANY GET MORE GOVERNMENT AID THAN SOME OF OUR OWN ELDERLY. This I know first hand! And some of our politicians are crooks---take financially advantage of us often and retire with whopping big retirment pay ! Our taxpayors money at work! I am a "born-aqain" Christian and feel sorry for all who face financialy and physical hardships and pray daily for our government leaders. LORD, COME QUICKLY ! Our Nation will see VERY diffficuly days SOON ahead---- Jim Montgomery
I wholeheartedly agree with the writer and the epistle. My grandparents on both sides of my family were of those who came through Ellis Island in the late 18 hundreds. My Dad served in the Navy during the 1st and 2nd World Wars and I in WW2 and the next 30 yrs. John O in SC
When I think of all the blood that has been spilled to preserve what we have, especially the right to post this message. It doesn;t sound like much, unless you have lived it, but thoes men and women fought bravely so we could have one country under one flag and to be proud to do so. Every thng is not always done correctly but we are usually more right than now. The road to this country runs both ways. If the foreigners don't like it here let them leave. Shape up or ship out
It is my feeeling that if they do not want to be AMERICANS and salute our flag----then they should definately LEAVE THIS COUNTRY and the SOONER THE BETTER FOR US WHO LOVE OUR FREEDOM FOR WHICH MILLIONS HAVE DIED. AND THE SOONER THE BETTER ! LOAD UP A SHIP FULL OF ANTI-AMERICANS AND SET IT OUT TO SEA--
I agree. If we went to there county we would have to speak there langage.So speak english,pay taxes, fly our flag sever our county or go home.
I agree 100% My own family is a melting pot. My moms dad and his family came from Germany and he fought in war war II. My moms mother was 100% native american a true american. We are a blended family just on one side. My dads family is a mix of navtive americans and irish. My dad fought in vienam. I fell that to be american is to belive in america and I fell the people crossing the board don't. They want to tear us down and take are jobs, land and country away from us. Indiana
Our household agrees with this writer 100%. This is the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND WE WILL FOREVER stand to keep it AMERICA.
I totally agree with her on this situation.
All people should be treated equal. The real US Citizens speak English work for a living. If Illegals don't want to conform to the American way of life then send them back to where they came from for punishment. They shouldn't come here with their hands out stretched for charity. The old saying is No tickee no laundry.
AMEN!! I BELIEVE MOST OF US FEEL THE SAME WAY, TOO!! SO WHYYY AREN'T WE BEING HEARD BY THE LAW MAKERS?? THERE ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH REASONS TO EXPLAIN AWAY THE HORRIBLY WRONG THAT IS BEING DONE HERE. IN FACT, THERE ARE NO REASONS AT ALL TO EXPLAIN ANY OF THIS MESS. AND WE DID NOT VOTE FOR ANY OF IT....YET MUST PAY FOR ALL OF IT. WE HAVE SIMPLY BECOME THE WORKER BEES THAT PROVIDE HONEY FOR ANYBODY BUT US. PITIFUL. IT MUST STOP, IT MUST REVERSE...NOW!! NOW!!
My greatgrandmother arrived at Ellis Island from Norway in the late 1800's. She was sponsored to get here & to the day she died she would not speak her native language as she said this was her new country now. We begged her to teach us the language but to no avail. The day she was dying is the only time she spoke Norwegian. The proud greatgrandaughter of a very proud immigrant. Wa.
I doubt the validity of the story as presented. However, I agree that full assimilation of language and values is essential. The confusion of Multiculturalism of Canada, where I am presently living, highlights the social and religious problems when a conflicting philosophy is promoted without the sense of unity and full assimilation. Lewis Hyslip Calgary, AB
You know being an American is a Priveledge. In order to be an American you are born in America Believe Speak English Believe in the Rules and Laws of OUR Land "PAY" DID YOU READ THAT PART ""PAY"" TAXES like an American
Yes! Keep these thoughts going! We MUST preserve our standards and remain one country, indivisible!
My relatives came here under the Eight Lord Propriters of the Caroliners. Don't think we had any one in charge but records were made of who came from ships logs. I agree the assimilation into our society should be mandatory and those who came without due process should be deported. George Skinner
This note is for businesses people don't stop at english and spanish add to your list french, italian, polish, add them all on your produces. I have no problem with legal immigrants. But why do they(new immigrants)get more help from the GOV. then senior citzens, and American Indians..
Rosmary, your letter was a true inspiration. Just like so many of the others that commented, I too agree 100%. My ancestors on my father's side came from Italy. My dad and 2 of his brothers fought in WWII. I myself am a military veteran. My husband is a Vietnam Vet. So many "legal" US citizens have not only fought, but died for the rights & freedoms of our country. There should not even be such a thing as "illegal immigrants". This whole concept should be a thing of the past by now. I believe that when God is taken out of anything in life, it is all downhill from that point. That is as long as it continues on that distructive path. Let us all band together as "legal" US citizens & true believers in God and bring our great country back to the way it should be. "ONE NATION UNDER GOD" L. DeMercer
I totally agree. My grandparents immigrated from Italy, learned english, became legal immigrants, educted their children, refused social service help when my grandfather died from the flu, and sent four men to serve in WWII. One died in France. A word to all the illegal emmigrants here--you broke the law, you use our resources, you refuse to learn English and assimilate into our culture. If you don't want to become an American go back to your country. I think the Prime Minister of England Tony Blair said the measure of a country is by comparing how many people want to get into the country as opposed to how many want to get out. LOVE US OR LEAVE US. Jack Vesano, Charlotte, NC
Hey; The lady is right on. Our elected officals are wimping under to big govenment and big business. I am retired and like many Grandparents, need a little extra income to pay for medicine and Dr's. The only jobs that Seniors can do is taken up by imigrants that pay no taxes, buy cars & trucks and get no insurance but drive on our highways and pay no taxes. Sure, they buy gas, but don't own nothing, can't vote, read or speak English. I vollenteer where free grocies are passed out, and 85-90% ars imigrants. Look who are mowing lawns, paid cash or checks and send money south. If the draft is restarted, grab a trainload of imigrants, serve or go home after serving 4 years. The serving is to pay for what they already have gotten free. This election was a learning lesson. The people will be heard at all costs. 'nuff said A Senior Retiree!!
THIS LETTER IS RIGHT ON TARGET AND VERY TRUE IN MY OPINION. MY GREAT GRANDFATHER AND GRANDMOTHER, BOTH CAME FROM IRELAND BY WAY OF ELLIS ISLAND. THIS MEANS SO MUCH TO ME. YOURS TRULY, PAT MCDOWELL
i say, if you want to live in this country do as your ancestors did. leave your birth country behind and except our ways. example. learn & speak english, fly our flag (stars & strips). & be willing to defend her !when you cross that boarder & become a citizen (Your Now An American!!!) if you don't want any of this stay where you are now! keep your hands off the lady in the harbor. & don't ask me to give up my belief in GOD or christmas. proud american
Most of this is about corporate money. Our leaders are giving into corporate pressure and we as citizens have little to say. I believe there is a rising majority who have had enough of this scam. When I go into stores and hear people speaking Spanish and the management employing illigals I am sickened. Loyalty to our country could begin with serving in the military as a indication of wanting citizenship. If they do the jobs others don't want as our leaders keep saying, give them the ones we really don't want!! Many of the younger generation don't realize what it took to become a citizen. We knew a person had something to contribute, we knew if they were well, and we knew they really wanted to work toward citizenship. It's time to stop giving away the farm and make illigals work to be legal. Most areas are complaining about needing new roads, more hospital space, more schools. These things would not be as much of a problem if 12 million people went home.
I BEING AN AMERICAN INDIAN DONT EVEN COME CLOSE TO GETTING WHAT THOSE WETBACKS ARE GETTING, US AMERICAN INDIANS ONLY GOT OUR LAND TAKEN AWAY FROM US AND THEN GOT A KICK IN THE BUTT. WE DIDNT GET ANYTHING FOR FREE, WELL EXCEPT THAT KICK IN THE BUTT. THE GOVERNMENT JUST TAKES ANYTHING IT WANTS EVEN IF IT'S NOT THEIRS.THE INDIANS WERE AND ARE TREATED LIKE WE ARE ILLEGALS TOO, WELL MR GOVERNMENT US AMERICAN INDIANS ARE MORE NATIVES TO THIS COUNTRY. SO THE BIG QUESTION IS THIS WHY ARE WE TREATED LIKE WE ARE ILLEGAL ALIENS TOO???.THAT QUESTION IS MORE THAN A HUNDRED YEARS OLD OR MORE. I ALSO CANNOT SEE WHY THOSE ILLEGAL ALIENS CAN JUST COME TO AMERICA AND EXPECT TO HAVE EVERYTHING HANDED TO THEM ON A SILVER OR GOLD PLATTER, WHAT REALLY BURNS ME UP IS THE GOVERNMENT LETTING THEM HAVE WHAT WE HAVE WORKED FOR ALL OUR LIVES, I'M TALKING ABOUT OUR SOCIAL SECURITY THEY DONT EVEN DESERVE TO GET A PENNY OF THAT MONEY IT BELONGS TO US WHOM HAVE EARNED IT ALL OUR LIVES, YOU NEVER HEAR OF THOSE CROOKS SITTING UP THERE IN THE HIGHER OFFICES IN IHE GOVERNMENT LETTING THOSE WETBACKS DIG INTO ANY OF THEIR MONEY DO YOU? WELL THATS BECAUSE THEY DONT HAVE THEIR MONEY IN SOCIAL SECURITY TO GIVE AWAY FOR FREE, THEY HAVE THEIR OWN FUNDS BUCKET THEY PAY INTO.THATS WHY THEY HAVE NO CONSCIENCE OR CARE IF THEY GIVE AWAY THE LITTLE PEOPLES SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY. OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS WONT HAVE ANYTHING TO DRAW ON WHEN THEY GET OLD ENOUGH TO RETIRE. IT PROBABLY WONT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE THEN THOUGH BECAUSE THIS COUNTRY WILL BE OVERRUN AND RUN BY WETBACKS BY THEN. WHAT A MESS THIS COUNTRY WILL BE IN, HAVING WETBACKS THAT CANT EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH UP THERE IN OFFICE..LOL SAYING PRESS 1-FOR SPANISH....PRESS-2 FOR SPANISH...PRESS-3 FOR SPANISH LOL.
I agree with the letter and most of the responses. How about we plan a march on Washington for next summer? Let's demand that these highly paid politicians start paying attention to the American people!!! We need to get thousands of people who would agree to participate. We need to make an impression, if we hope for any changes to come about!!!
OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN ROTTING FROM THE INSIDE OUT EVER SENSE ROW AND WADE BEGAN. IF WE AS A COUNTRY CAN KILL OUR OWN BABYS. NOW WE HAVE GONE SO FAR AS TO NOT WANTING GOD IN CHRISTMAS . SO WHATS NEXT. THEY ONLY ONE WHO CAN SETTLE THIS MESS IS GOD . I FOR ONE AM LOOKING FOR HIS RETURN FOR HIS PEOPLE . WHERE WE WILL LIVE WITH HIM FOR EVER IN A PLACE THAT WILL BE JUST FOR ALL WHO GOES THERE.
AMEN, AMEN, I SUPPORT EVERY THING THIS LADY HAS TO SAY AND THEN SOME. YOU GO GIRL, AND LONG MY YOUR FLAG FLY IN FREEDOM AND PEACE. SUE, WVA
IF YOU ARE IN THIS COUNTRY YOU SHOULD SPEAK ENGISH FIRST. AND ONLY HOLD UP THE AMERICAN FLAG AT EVERY ENVENT AND MARCH WITH THE AMERICAN FLAG. AND BE PROUD TO BE HERE IN THIS FREE NATION. IF NOT GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY.
How true. We have a large segment of hmong in our area. They have taken most of the jobs. I am a 59 year old woman who believes in working hard. I lost my job due to tecnology & massive slow downs in demand & am now unemployed. Every place I have worked on a temp basis has a majority of hmongs working for them. I can't get a permanent job. They refuse to learn English but still want our welfare, benefits & help for daily living.
ABIG AMEN!!! One Nation under one God!!!! The Nation I grew up in. We didn't have to lock our doors in the day or night, only friends and neighbors came in. We worshiped in our neighborhood on Sunday and played in our neighborhoods during the week without fear. Kids during WWII saved tinfoil to help the Boys over there!! A cause everyone sacrificed for and beleived this country was worth defending.. Not Oh bring them home!! we can't fight for our country? I beleive in the American way, the way it was before other countries filtered in to tell us how it should be run.. Why did they leave their country if they knew how to run a country?
I feel most politicians are greedy crooks!WHY would a woman in Florida,Kathryn Harris, spend $10 million dollars of an inheritance to run for office!!Do they care about us~~or just lining their pockets.We are struggling to pay for our pills but they get big raises~~can fly all over the world free.GET RID OF THE ACLU!
What a wonderful way of expressing why we need to keep America, America with the English language and our red, white, and blue flag. Why the immeigrants of today need to WORK for what they want like those early immigrants and those born her now. Nothing is handed to anyone; one must work for it. I am not against people coming to live in OUR country and reap the rewards especially the freedoms, but they need to understand that people died for these rewards and freedoms. America is America and not any other country...let's keep it that way.
we certinly agree 150% with the letter writer - my grandparents were some of the immigrants that came from europe - my grandfather carried ice - had a push cart( probably not many remember what that is ) grandmother was a cook and domestic - no such thing as a free handout - they were only too happy to be in a free country= i'm passing the letter to my whole address book - josie
I, too, agree with the feelings expressed in Rosemary's letter. However, I also feel that our government is mostly to blame for the absolute mess our country is in. When you take God out of our country and out of our lives, damnation is the only possible outcome. One of the respondents suggested that we "vote out" these politicians, but I ask you, who, then, would be left for us to vote for? I feel that the majority, if not all, of those who hold political offices, are corrupt and are only interested in their own personal gain. I also feel that many Americans have not only become lazy, but also greedy, in respect to demanding salaries that an employer is unable to sustain and still be able to stay in business. Many Americans feel that if they can't receive a big salary, then they just won't work, which then provides opportunities for non Americans. The respondent who begged AMERICA TO WAKE UP, is very correct. We need to be hit between the eyes in order for one to get our attention. Well, consider that your eyes have just been hit! If we don't stop the ACLU and our politicians (and their celebrity supporters), damnation is not far away.
I also blame the government. We need better supervision of the borders, less corruption and decent congressmen. I am very disappointed in what is happening in Washington today. We need to band together as citizens and do like they did in connecticut. go vote independent lp
I also blame the government. We need better supervision of the borders, less corruption and decent congressmen. I am very disappointed in what is happening in Washington today. We need to band together as citizens and do like they did in connecticut. go vote independent lp
God Bless America! Writing comments may be a way of letting thoughts out but action speaks louder then words. We have allowed all these things to happen and now we stand up angry and bewildered because it has. Can we do anything to change this - I really don't know. I believe this started when we allowed God out of our schools, businesses, etc. Our ancestors are probably rolling around in their graves. God Bless America!
In my opinion, no truer words were ever spoken. Go America. We have been silent too long. Agnes Cox Council Grove, Ks.
I AGREE WITH THIS LETTER AND THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED. THIS IS MY COUNTRY AND I WANT IT BACK THE WAY IT WAS WHEN MY GRANDPARENTS WENT THROUGH THE HARDSHIPS TO COME TO THIS COUNTRY FROM PRUSSIA ON A SHIP TO ELLIS ISLAND. THEY WERE LEGAL AND BECAME TAX PAYING CITIZENS, THEY WORKED HARD FOR THIER MONEY WHEN THERE WAS ANY. THEY WERE ALL FARMERS IN THE MIDWEST. THEY DID NOT GET FREEBEES AND THE GENERATIONS AFTER THEM DO NOT RECEVIE FREEBEES.OUR POLITICIONS ARE GIVING OUR COUNTRY AWAY TO ILLEGALS. I AM DISGUSTED WITH THEM ALL. THEY ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN THE VOTE OF THESE ILLEGALS TO PUT THEM BACK IN OFFICE AGAIN.WHAT HAPPEN TO THE LAW OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY? I FOR ONE AM SICK AND TIRED OF GOING SHOPPING AND HAVE TO LISTING TO THE CHATTER OF THE MEXICANS AS I AM STANDING IN LINE. I LIVED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR MANY YEARS AND LISTENED TO IT NOW HERE IN OREGON IT IS HAPPENING A LOT. ARE WE ALL GOING TO BE TAKING SPANISH AS A FIRST LANGUAGE? OUR GOVENER IS WORTHLESS BUT HE MADE IT BACK IN OFFICE AGAIN, HOW MANY ILLEGAL VOTES DID THAT TAKE? GOD BLESS AMERICA AND OUR TROOPS. ARLENE
My grandmother came through Ellis Island from Ireland,and couldn't understand why people were talking about how wonderful things were over there. They left because of no work or food. She became a citizen, even though she only had a third grade education. All immigrants should be required to become naturalized after a certain amount of years or return to their "mother country". V Menke ,God Bless America
GOD BLESSED AMERICA WITH LOVE,COMPASSION.HOPE FOR ALL AND HAS PROVED THAT TO THIS DATE KEEP THE ARM HIGH NEVER LET IT FALL! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!
To the cmment " not true, read Snopes" I suggest he/she/it read the Snopes article completely. they do not say the letter as a response did not happen. The only thing Snopes points out is that things may not be a black/white as the letter paints them. This is trus of most things in this life. Snopes in no way diminished the validity of the points made in the letter.
As a combat Vet, Vietnam, I am really saddened and hurt to see these people wave their home countries flag in our faces. I agree with Rosemary 100%. But I'm also a realest. And the bottom line is, that corporte America wants cheap labor. And it matters not which politacal party you perfer, they are both going to give corporte America what it wants. And we the American people have no say or choice in the matter. I do not like this any more than the rest of you. But our government isn't going to do anything about it. I mean nothing to our liking anyway. The way I see it is, these people are here to stay.
The big word here is illegal ...
The current illegals here think Americans are a bunch of stupid idiots and they have no love for this country. They break our laws with impunity and are provided special services and benefits for which we honest taxpayers pay. They are destroying our economy. They have bankrupted and caused hospitals to close in California. They have driven wages down so low in California that many of them are now leaving there looking for jobs elsewhere in the USA. Many of them have abandoned their wives and children back in their own countries and are trying to marry US citizens here. They bring drunkeness, drugs, gangs, violence, disease, prostitution, and have created and support a huge market of illegal ID documents. They drive unsafe vehicles on our highways with no insurance and no inspections. There have been numerous highway deaths caused by drunk driver illegals in my city-some of whom have extensive criminal records and had been deported before and just came right back. They smuggle and import contraband across our border. I know many illegals and they all think the USA is a joke. They laugh at us for letting them be here.
I feel this country is all mixed up. Yes people should be treated equal,but that is not what is happening. To taer down the Statue is CRAZY!! We allow others into our country and they have more rights than we do! The question I have is, Would we or wuold we not have the same rights they had if we moved to their country. For instance Tax breaks, auotmatic help in food stamps, Medical, ect. Thank you!
I BELIEVE IF, YOU WANT TO LIVE IN AMERICA, DO AND ACT LIKE THE PILGRAMS DID, LEARN THE LANGUGE,SPEAK THE LANGUAGE, WORK HARD, HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR, DON'T ASK FOR A FREE LUNCH. PUT UP THE AMERICAN FLAG AND BE PROUD TO WAVE IT. MANY SOLDIERS HAVE DIED JUST TO SAVE IT AND PROTECT US. BELIEVE,,, "IN GOD WE TRUST" WE ALL WANT PEACE IN THE WORLD! JH
i believe that all the illegal aliens should have to go to a government office and register then receive a green card,and then work towards becoming a citizen by learning our history,what we stand for, and last but not least, learn english for petes sakes. employers should be heavily fine for hiring aliens that don`t have a green card. the ones that wont register should be picked up,deported and told that if they return illegally again they`ll be put into a federal prison at hard labor and be done with this travesty of ignoring the imigration laws.
I agree wholeheartly!When a 63 yr.old has to do without medical attention she desperately needs because she gets 127.00 a month too much,social security, and our illegal immigrants,or any immigrants,for that matter, has free medical,dental,food stamps, or anything thing else our gracious government has to offer for free,what is wrong with this picture.People work thier whole lives for a small retirement & social security only to be told it was all for nothing, because our government says you would've been better off if you had been born in another country,as far as trying to survive on the benifits you have paid for half of your life,only to be given to someone who has just crossed into the country & is bitching because we can't speak thier language & demand we change our traditions to theirs.Why we have even taken Christ out of Christmas so we won't offend our immigrants.This nation was founded on the words under God,so if you want to be in our great nation learn our language AND speak it.Celebrate your holidaysbut don't think we should give up our traditions.You are in my country...I'm not in yours!!
I COULDN'T AGREE MORE!!!!!! EXCELLENT!!!!!!
J. MORGAN, I AGREE WITH ROSEMARY 100% ,EVEN IN KENTUCKY ,EVERYONE I TALK TO SAYS "HIT THE ROAD JACK"DO IT RIGHT OR GET THE HELL O.U.T.!!!!!!! GOD BLESS THE U.S. A.
"GOD BLESS AMERICA" for what it stands for. Peace and love of our country. I agree with every word that was written. I think congress needs to read this. Maybe sending the e-mail's out will reach everyone in AMERICA and become one "NATION UNDER GOD" as it was when they came over to the new world. The RED WHITE & BLUE!
My mother use to teach English through pictures in a class for imigrants(sp)? to learn and work on getting their citizenship papers- It was a privilage to them-I agree we need to have higher standards and screening for those entering the country! as well as higher standards for all of us- tv especially!
I am very proud to say I am an American and I think that if they are going to come to our County then they should learn to speak English and pay back to the county, what they are taking for free.
I don't hold the illegals responsible. I hold our elected officials and the court system. We have people that are paid high salaries to enforce the laws of the US. The government has stood back and watch these things take place. The people in power has allowed the situation that now exists. I don't know why we are blaming the illegals. The American people have stood back and watched this happen. Don't blame the illegals.
THIS IS NOT TRUE GO TO WWW.SNOPES.COM
AMEN TO EVERYTHING YOU SAID!!
I agree 100% with the article about immigration. My great grandparents came from England, Ireland, and Switzerland and like the article states, they came and embraced the US with open arms, so thankful to be allowed here and become Americans. And they learned to speak English as soon as possible so they would be true Americans. I have no problem with legal immigration, but do feel the immigrants should be required to speak English when they take the oath to become citizens. Our country isn't perfect by any means, but I don't think there is anyplace else on earth that most of us would rather be than here. I grew up in the 40's and 50's when patriotism was high and I still believe in our constitution and what the United States stands for. Freedom and justice for all. So welcome immigrants, but please become Americans by speaking English and honoring our customs. If you want to become an American, then do so, you needn't forsake your native country, but you must embrace your new country and live here as all Americans do. GOD BLESS AMERICA!
ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS AMEN TO THE ARTICLE. COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT ANY BETTER. MY HUSBAND AND I ARE SENIOR CITIZENS....AND THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS GET MORE HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT THEN WE DO. SOMETHING NOT RIGHT ABOUT THAT. ROUND THEM UP AND SEND THEM BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM. IF THEY WANT IN BAD ENOUGH LET THEM DO IT LEGALLY. WANDA
ALL THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SHOULD BE SENT BACK TO WHERE EVER THEY CAME FROM. THEY DO NOT DESERVE TO HAVE RIGHTS IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE THEY HAVE NOT EARNED THEM. WHY SHOULD THEY GET DRIVER'S LICENSES, FREE MEDICAL, DENTAL, FOOD STAMPS, SOCIAL SECURITY OR ANYTHING ELSE. THEY DO NOT APPARENTLY WISH TO SPEAK OUR LANGUAGE AND WE SHOULDN'T BE FORCED TO LEARN THEIRS. WHEN I SEE THEM MARCHING, DEMANDING, AND FLYING THEIR FLAGS, IT SICKENS ME AND MAKES ME FEEL OUR GOVERNMENT IS NOT DOING ALL THEY COULD TO SEND THEM BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM. WHY SHOULD THIS COUNTRY PAY TO PUBLISH EVERYTHING FOR SPANISH SPEAKING PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE ELECTED MEMBERS IN CONGRESS,ETC., WHY AREN'T THEY TAKING ACTIVE STEPS TO ROUND THESE PEOPLE UP AND SEND THEM BACK HOME. IF THEY WANT THEIR COUNTRIES TO IMPROVE WHY NOT TAKE AN ACTIVE PART IN CLEANING THEM UP AND MAKING THEM A MORE DESIRABLE PLACE TO LIVE. A.D. FROM THE GREAT STATE OF OREGON!
A very well written letter and one that I whole heartedly agree with. We have a problem though. So long as you have businesses and politicians/ACLU who benefit from them they will remain here and continue to take from the hard working people who pay their taxes to support them. I have ancestors who sailed here in the early 1600s. They prospered and mulitplied and became solid citizens. They did this by becoming Americans, the learned to speak the English language and supported the USA in times of strife. The illegals are not here to start a new life, they are here to help support and continue the life they left back home. If they are illegal boot them out. They take away from the very fiber that makes this country great. IT HAS TO STOP! Mike
i have never read a letter i agree with as much as this one,,my grandparents came oner in the early 1900's and worked very hard to learn our ways god bless those people,so if the new peopledon't like outr ways the boat you came here in can go back..,,,,,GOD BLESS AMERICA
I agree whole heartly wth the whole article.
This is very good and certianly says clearly exactly why there is so much dissension about the division of people coming to the United States demanding rights...first BE , become and American on every way ...a famous , wise man said , " A house dived cannot stand . " And so it cannot . Thanks , Pat Newnan GA
The 1st time we voted in Fla I was shocked to see the ballot written in both English& spanish.When I was checking out at K-mart the next cashier was speaking spanish to another lady~~I told my cashier "if I didn't know better I'd think I was in cuba"Why should the USA write the ballots in spanish!! if they want to vote~~LEARN ENGLISH!!
I don't know about snopes, on this one, But can say that I received this along time ago and would be glad to claim this as my writting. I have read the other comments and found that all agree. This mess didn't start yesterday and there are groups you can join that uphold your views and if you donate or you don't donate to them you are a member and as a member you can youse them to hand carry your message to the Senate or Congress, the whitehouse. Many people want to email petitions and I am her to say they don't make it. Try and email the whitehouse with 100 or so signetures and see what happens. I say this because the American people are like the old mule. [YOU MUST SMACK THEM BETWEEN THE EYES]to get their attention. Now if you want some help ????????? EMAIL ME firstname.lastname@example.org GOD BLESS US ALL. JIM
My Grand Parents came to America legally through Ellis Island. Everyone coming legally should be welcomed and Illegals should be turned away
I agree with the thoughts expressed in this letter. Those who enter legally are welcomed. The illegals and those that support them should leave America. Judi Biggerstaff
I do not agree with anyone's thought of tearing down the Statue of Liberty. However, one must read the total history of the United States, North/South/Central/ America, and the Caribbean. The Name LUJAN,one can see that he is of Hispanic heritage. By reading and studying our history (the U.S.) one can readilly see that most of these people's ancestors (Hispanics, be they Meztiso(Indian/Spanish), Mullato(Black/Spanish), Sambo (Indian/Black), were here at least 200 years before the other Europeans(mentioned by many readers/writers), arrived to our shores. 1492-1620? The aforementioned peoples, feel they have a "right" to be here. Whether one likes it or not, agrees with it or not, a very well documented book by Dr. Rudolfo Acuna, OCCUPIED AMERICA, HARPER PRESS, NEW YORK, should be read. Also, one must take college classes regarding the many diverse peoples in America today,how they got here, why they are here, and the many contributions they have made to our beloved country. Some mention how they fought side by side with sons, daughters of European immigrants. However, no one mentions the contributions Hispanics have made regarding participation in the previous wars, and yes most were Chicanos (ist generation Spanish/Mexican/Americans, and one of the last soldiers to receive the Medal, is Lt.Col. Rascon, of Oxnard, California who served in Viet Nam,and was not made an American Citizen, until just prior to receiving the CMH. Read the Book "Among The Valient", by Raul Morin, and the stories of over 40 Congressional medal of Honor awardees (more than any other minority group in the U.S. Also, the book "Valor and Discord","the Chicano in the Viet Nam War, by Eddie Morin, son of Raul Morin,who was wounded in Viet Nam. We Latinos/Hispanics have "paid the price". Read, see, view, watch before making ignorant "off the wall comments". FGD
David I Truly believe the your wife Rosemary, Being sued of God to Pen the words He was Giving her. I'm a 72 year old man, and I remember the days you were writing about. Our Nation is sick, and needs healing. And that can come about only bye doing what God tells us to do in Second Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. --The Bible, II Chronicles 7:14 (NIV David I Truly belive the your wife Rosemary, Being sued of God to Pen the words He was Givig her. I'm a 72 year old man, and I remember the days you were writeing about. Our Nation is sick, and needs healing. And that can comeabout only bye doing what God tells us to do in Second Chronicles 7:14
THE LATE COMMING IMMIGRANTS, HAVE COME HERE TO GET AWAY FROM A LIFE STYLE THEY HATED. NOW THAT THEY ARE HERE THEY WANT TO CHANGE IT AND MAKE IT LIKE WHAT THEY RAN FROM. WHEN THAT HAPPENDS=(AND IT IS HAPPENING)THEY WILL AGAIN START LOOKING FOR ANOTHER COUNTRY TO MOVE TO. ONLY A MORON WOULD DO THIS AND ONLY A MORON WOULD LET IT HAPPEN. WAKE UP AMERICA==GET THE MORONS OUT!!!!! SEND THE ILEGAL IMMIGRANTS HOME NOW!! WAKE UP AMERICA==GET THE MORONS OUT!!!!! VOTE THE POLITITIONS FOR THIS OUT OF OFFICE NOW!! IT IS OUR COUNTRY NOT THE ILEGAL IMMIGRANTS, AND NOT THE POLITITIONS. WE CAN DO IT IF WE WILL WAKE UP. IF SOME ONE WANTS TO COME TO MY COUNTRY, LEARN OUR LANGUAGE, LEARN OUR LAWS, AND LEARN OUR FREEDOM OF RELIGION,I WELCOME THEM WITH OPEN ARMS.(((WAKE UP AMERICA)))
The letter states it well!!! ... My ancestors appreciated what America did for them ... they were given the right to worship, freedom of speech and to prosper without punishment ... It is such a shame to see what is happening today in the best country in the world. Once you visit other countries, you are so thankful you live in the USA. This all came about from the hard work and determination of our ancestors to make a better life for us, their descendants. Let not their dreams be in vain ... Pat C.
I am the offspring of parents that came too this country from Hungary for a better life,and they made one.They learned the language and the laws of this Great USofA,and asked for no free meals.I spent my time in the Navy,WW 2,and fought for our freedoms.Now there are these illeagls,wanting something for nothing.I live in AZ and see a lot that's happening.PLEASE PASS THIS ON.......WAKE-UP AMERICA
God bless the LEGAL IMMIGRANTS who have come to our shores to be a part of the wonderful dream of our forefathers: TO BE FREE to speak our minds; TO WORSHIP as we choose without harrassment; TO BE ABLE to vote for the most capable, honest, law-abiding person(s)to govern, and be respectful of our neighbors. Since Sept ll, 2001, we have seen the ugly side of immigration. A large group have been entering our USA illegally. Illegal means: Not by law as written in our Constitution! These entrants are being dishonest, thieving, arrogant, deceitful, ungrateful, drug dealing, law breaking, and other acts of rebellion that are uncalled for. They have 'taxed' our humanitarian systems to the hilt and think we owe it to them! Guest workers can go from one end of the country to the other overnight; how can they be tracked? Those seeking drivers licenses with a veil over the face is not meant to have one license suffice for many people! This crazy mess started about 15 years ago and it will be difficult to get a grip on this horrible situation that now exists. My suggestion is to halt all immigration until the all the illegals are removed,and then have a quota that we can live with and help those who have been found to be deserving of being our neighbors. This by applying to be a part of this great country and you will have our respect and help when needed. (These should be prepared to live HUMBLY since many of us have suffered from the actions of those who demand our country to be theirs in name only and pay allegiance to the countries that have not earned their loyalty!) MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA AND HELP US TO HELP THOSE WHO ARE TRULY IN NEED! Carole/PA 11/25/2006
No, the letter is not fake...somebody wrote it if not the lady mentioned. Therefore, the words that make up the letter cannot be fake words. If you agree with the letter, so be it. If you don't, then who is it that should leave our country. Try looking in a mirror!
Who is to blame for this deteriation of our once wonderful country? A congress that is mostly concerned over getting re-elected to increase their wealth and exploit taxpayers earnings. How many have seen to it that their family members will not be subjected to the hazards of conflicts like Iraq? As a WWII veteran, I feel like this is not the same country we fought for. The younger generation better wake up and realize what is going on and get rid of most of the career politicians. CWC
I agree with Rosemary wholeheartedly!
Many people i have talked to say tearing down the liberty are no longer Americans that is our mark of the country an what we believe in so u r tearing the country apart more ways then one an who ever moves here go along what this country stands for an was built on fron the staart Thank U fom Michigan
It doesn't matter if this letter isn't true. What matters is that it is right. What is being done to our beloved homeland is a shame. I say if you can't come to America and conform to our laws, customs, and beliefs in The one true God then go home. Quit trying to change our country to suit you. America belongs to the ones that made it great many years ago and now belongs to the ones that has worked hard to continue to make it great. Go home if you don't like what we believe and stand for here. I for one say God bless America.
SNOPES says this letter is FALSE..... ALTHO, I agree with every word.... GOD BLESS AMERICA......!
Amen Agnes MN
If You Dont Like Our Country Get THe Hell Out Of IT Go To Where You Belong Its That Simple We Dont Need Your Bitching.
If You Dont Like Our Country Get THe Hell Out Of IT Go To Where You Belong Its That Simple We Dont Need Your Bitching.
Loved your comments, wish I could have put such words together. Yes I will be pleased to pass this on to other freinds and family. Thank You TJ from SC
whether this is a true letter or not,as suggested by one of the comments, it is very right ! My ancestors came from other Countries, worked very hard to make thgis Country what it is and we have all fought in every War since the Revolutionary War, yet I have to pinch along trying to survive on less than $800. a month SS. These people are coming over here illegally, many of them criminals continuing their illegal activities and getting every freebie known to man! This is so UNAMERICAN it makes me shudder ! They are scornful of us and break every law we have as though it wasn't meant for them ! I am tired of all this !
Hi all. This is from an Englishman,who lived in your wonderfull country for 24 years. The UK is exactly like the US is, both countrys invited, with open arms, people from across the planet, the ones who came in the 50/60s settled in and became true Brits. Now the ones who come here, do not bother to learn the lanquage, are draining our benefit (social security) system dry, and want us to change our laws to suit them, and do not have any allegiance to the Queen.
I have to agree with this letter 110%.Those immigrants knew what it was to be a new American. They were so proud to be here and they should be praised for it. The new immigrants need to back to their homelands and stay there. They know nothing of what it means to be a true American, or any other kind of good American for that matter. Let them go home, speak their own language, wave their own flag, and stay out of our America!!!!! Pat
Please go to www.snopes.com/ploitics.immigration/newimmigrants.asp. I have checked stories here before. You may want to retract this story.
Is it right to blame the immigrants who fly their flag? I AM NOT SAYING IT IS RIGHT......BUT FEEL OUR AMERICAN GOVERNMENT HAS CREATED THIS EVIL. ALLOWING THOSE WHO COME TO AMERICA TO RECEIVE STIPENDS FOR DOING NOTHING ABOUT PUTTING A LIMIT MUCH EARLIER AS HOW MANY IMMIGRANTS WOULD BE ALLOWED ON OUR SOIL. OR PAY FOR THE BABIES OF THOSE WHO ARE HERE ILLIGALLY, ISN'T THAT WHAT HAS STARTED A LOT OF THE PROBLEM? AND IT CONTINUES TO BE ALLOWED WITH ALLOWANCES TO HELP THE IMMIGRANTS. YES, THE U.S. IS IN A HUGE MESS DUE TO THE U. S. GOVERNMENT BY BEING THE "friendly" COUNTRY!!! WHY SHOULD U.S. TAXPAYERS PAY FOR AMYTHING FOR THE IMMIGRANTS? ANONOMUS
I REMEMBER THE DAYS YOU HAVE MENTIONED IN YOUR MESSAGE..YOU ARE 100% RIGHT!! I LOVE OUR COUNTRY BUT, IF PEOPLE FROM OTHER LANDS WANT TO COME HERE TO START A NEW LIFE THEY SHOULD LEARN TO SPEAK OUR LANGUAGE AND PAY TAXES LIKE THE REST OF US..WE WELCOME EVERYONE WHO COMES TO THIS GREAT LAND OF OURS AND DOES IT THE RIGHT WAY ..WHEN THEY COME HERE DO IT LIKE IT WAS DONE BEFORE..NOW THE ONES WHO COME ACROSS OUR BORDERS THINK WE SHOULD LEARN THERE LANGUAGE AND PAY THEM AND GIVE THEM FREE EDUCATION ,HEALTH BENIFITS ETC..NO WAY, I SAY! BE RESPECTFUL AND LEARN THE AMERICAN WAY INSTEAD..I WILL PASS THIS ON TO ALL ON MY E MAIL LIST.. THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL ARTICLE..