>Immigration

>Ok, so here’s a post I placed elsewhere regarding the current “illegal immigrant” situation:

I think there is a logical fallacy in the desire of these illegal
immigrants. They want to have the prosperity and relative safety of living
in the United States versus their home country. So they come here. But they
refuse to live up to the responsibilities of being a US Citizen that this
priviliege requires. And yes, I said ‘privilege’, not ‘RIGHT’. Nobody has a
right to be an American Citizen, unless you agree to follow the laws of
America (both written and cultural) and BE an American, not a “Mexican
living in America” or a “German living in America”. I am all for
immigration.

Every single person living today in the United States is descended from
immigrants. That’s right, Billy, even the so-called “native-americans” (a
name that screams the 3rd grade whine, “we were here first!” Why not call
them Comanches, Sioux, etc?). Where did they immigrate from? Russia!
‘Course that was a few thousand years before the rest of us, but that
doesn’t make them “natives” any more than the rest of us who were born here.
I used to tell people that I was a native American. I mean, I was born here,
have never lived anywhere else. The word “native” means, “belonging to a
particular place by birth, or indigenous”. I am indigenous. Ask my father,
he was there 😉

What makes us “Americans” then? I learned in school about how the United
States has historically been a “melting pot.” In other words, if you want to
live here with us, you have to JOIN us and become somewhat like us. That
doesn’t mean that you have to give up every bit of your culture, but that
you need to add our culture to your own, and remove those things in your
culture that disagree with the majority of our culture.

But what about minority rights, you say? I would submit that the minority
forcing the majority to do what the minority wants is just as “bad” as the
obverse. People today tend to think that “majority rule” is a bad thing. Is
minority rule any better? Another word for minority rule is “elitism.”

So yes, if you want to be an American, here is what you do:

1. Learn the language we speak here. That is English (although some in
Britain would disagree, but you know what I mean.)

2. Apply to become a member. Applications for membership can be obtained
from your local US Embassy or the United States Immigration and
Naturalization Service.

3. Once your application is approved (and not until! This is important!),
you may become a citizen here, living amongst your fellow citizens,
following the laws of our land, sharing in our bounty, our tragedy, our
lives and our losses.

4. If your application is denied, work to get it approved. This last point
is tricky, because so many illegal immigrants justify their act of invasion
by saying, “well, I tried to do it legally, but the Gringo (“White Man”)
wouldn’t let me, so I did it illegally” That is EXACTLY the same as
saying, “well, I tried to borrow the money legally, but the BANK wouldn’t
loan it to me, so I just took it. Guess what that makes you,
Jorge/Pedro/Juanita/Pepe/Maria? That’s right, it makes you a thief. You
have attempted to steal citizenship.

Where do we go from here? I say if we find an illegal (no matter if they
are illegal from Mexico, Zimbabwe, China, or New Jersey….what?…..It
is?……oh. Anyway, SHIP ‘EM HOME! But not before at least 12 months of
forced labor, repairing the infrastructure that they attempted to tear down
by coming here illegally. Should their right to apply for citizenship be
revoked at that point? I’m not sure, but it would seem like a good
idea…..I mean, if they can’t abide by the first law of living here (be
‘legal’), why would we expect them to follow the rest of our laws.

Phew! Rant over for now.

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About Steve Picray

I have been many things, but right now I am a registered nurse attempting to pay off my debt so that, God willing, I can be a pastor again someday. I have a wife and three kids. I am a conservative Christian (of the Baptist variety). This blog is about me: the things that happen to me, the things that interest me, and the things that bother me. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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