Sunday, September 2, 2007

Get Your Facts Straight

Just spent some quality time digging into the website for FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform). This is an excellent resource and a good place to get a grasp on the full magnitude of the illegal (and legal) immigrant invasion.

This page gives you the link to find out - in detail - how immigration affects your state. The California page is particularly scary.

Both FAIR and NumbersUSA have free faxing stations where you can write a letter to your representatives to praise them for their stance - or tell them where to stick it - tastefully, of course. Go there now and bookmark 'em; you'll need 'em soon.

One page I love to read is the page of anti-illegal invasion quotes by famous people. Anti-border Marxists always love to take "founding father" quotes out of context to make it look like the people who founded this country are actually
in favor of it completely being overrun by foreign invaders! It's now a well established propaganda tactic. Give 'em a taste of their own medicine with choice quotes like this one... which I love to lob at so-called "environmentalists"...

"In the American Southwest, where I happen to live, only sixty miles north of the Mexican border, the subject of illegal aliens is a touchy one -- almost untouchable. Even the terminology is dangerous: the old word wetback is now considered a racist insult by all good liberals; and the perfectly correct terms illegal alien and illegal immigrant can set off charges of xenophobia, elitism, fascism, and the ever-popular genocide against anyone careless enough to use them. The only acceptable euphemism, it now appears, is something called undocumented worker. Thus the pregnant Mexican woman who appears, in the final stages of labor, at the doors of the emergency ward of an El Paso or San Diego hospital, demanding care for herself and the child she's about to deliver, becomes an 'undocumented worker." The child becomes an automatic American citizen by virtue of its place of birth, eligible at once for all of the usual public welfare benefits. And with the child comes not only the mother but the child's family. And the mother's family. And the father's family. Can't break up families, can we? They come to stay and they stay to multiply.

What of it? say the documented liberals; ours is a rich and generous nation, we have room for all, let them come. And let them stay, say the conservatives; a large, cheap, frightened docile, surplus labor force is exactly what the economy needs. Put some fear into the unions: tighten discipline, spur productivity, whip up the competition for jobs. The conservatives love their cheap labor; the liberals love their cheap cause."

" occurs to some of us that perhaps ever-continuing industrial and population growth is not the true road to human happiness, that simple gross quantitative increase of this kind creates only more pain, dislocation, confusion, and misery. In which case it might be wise for us as American citizens to consider calling a halt to the mass influx of even more millions of hungry, ignorant, unskilled, and culturally-morally-generically impoverished people. At least until we have brought our own affairs into order."

"To everything there is a season, to every wave a limit, to every range an optimum capacity. The United States has been fully settled, and more than full, for at least a century. We have nothing to gain, and everything to lose, by allowing the old boat to be swamped."

-Edward Abbey (One Life at a Time Please, 1978)


Dee said...

It is so sad you are misinformed. John Tanton formed FAIR. Everything they post is inaccurate. Try studying the issues yourself. Do research. Please study!!

Dee said...

R, Thank you for your post on my blog and I am glad you are checking out my blog.

I´ve been studying the Immigration issues since last May (2006). I too am concerned by all that is going on. There is so much anger in this debate. Tanton, Beck and their FAIR, NumbersUSA groups (as well as others) have been at this since the 70´s. When anyone quotes them and take their message as fact, I find it troubling. This whole immigration issue is not new. The reason we have so many Latino immigrants (legal, illegal) and 50M Latino citizens is because our very own Government and Businesses have established their polciies (since the early 1900s) for inexpensive labor. Demonizing a whole group of people is not productive.

One of the reasons you are having issues in San Francisco is because of Reagan´s 86 Immigration Act and W´s relationships with our Latin neighbors. The Latinos (legal and illegal) are not bad people. It does take time to assimilate. Those at the Day Labor sites still have their old customs ingrained and so many Americans are willing to take advantage of them.

What I think we need is civil discussion. It is obvious to me we will never MASS Deport 12M people. Instead we do need comprehensive immigration reform, strict border protection, excessively strict, enforced employer sanctions and a plan to bring the 12M out of the shadows, establishing Guest Worker or a path to citizenship plans. We got ourselves into this mess. We need a viable way out. Unfortunately, not enough of us are willing to sit down and have a civil discussion about it. That is what I attempt to do on my blog, although I take bashings every day.

I hope you visit me often and talk with me about it. I think this is the only way we can solve these issues.

Thank you again for visiting me.

If you ever want to email me directly, my email is:

Anonymous said...

We have a guest worker program so forget that path to citizenship. We
must make the 12 million plus return to their homeland and apply to enter this country legally.