Has anyone wondered “what is going on?” Well, I have and decided that there is so much going on today that it can make one’s head spin. It boggles my mind that as American citizens, we take our citizenship and its responsibility very lightly.
What does it mean to be an American citizen? Sure, many of us vote, but after that, our responsibility is done until the next election. But our participation should begin with the voting in of our representatives.
Have we forgotten to hold our elected officials accountable for their behaviors? Judging from how our country appears to be headed towards becoming a third world country, I will say, most of us are asleep at the wheel as the car continues on its collision course.
I read a book that said that we (Americans) make too much of a big deal about citizenship and that is why we oppose illegal immigration.
This author suggests that there should be no such thing as “American citizenship” to the degree that we want foreigners to follow our rules to enter this country.
I guess what concerns me is that while some of us are asleep, some foreigners who have come here without going through lawful channels, are being given a card issued by their governments (not the U.S. government) that entitles them to make loans, and get educational benefits, and all of the benefits that American citizens are often denied. How does a foreign country come into America, set up shop, distribute a card that gives the foreign illegals the means to access American banking services and privileges ?
What is a sanctuary city? Does this go against foreign immigration policy? Who is watching our borders? And, if we are “at war” how is it that 11 million people just walked in and now demand citizens’ rights? We are frisked at airports for our safety and telephone records fair game for the government to take a look. What part of this am I not understanding?
Am I against immigration? Absolutely Not. However, how do you maintain a sovereign country if the laws are not obeyed and enforced? Why has our government turned a blind eye to sealing our borders? As a world power, can we not protect our borders? and why is our government making it very comfortable for people who spit in the face of America’s laws to stay here? When we were asleep, were we invaded and now we, the American people must pay the invaders? What is going on? I hear one politician after another saying, “Oh, well, we can’t do anything about it now. Let’s give them…..fill in the blank.” What is going on? Americans need jobs and educational dream acts (free college educations-we have some smart Americans who need a break, too.)
Cheap labor diminishes the worker both legal and illegal. Will the now illegal immigrant still work for low wages once he/she gets amnesty? We will soon see. What are your opinions about any of this article. I have plenty of questions…just seeking clarity and not trying to disrespect or to be hateful to anyone.
Just asking because as an American citizen, last time I checked, the Constitution guarantees my freedom to do so. My belief in human rights does not permit me to act in a cruel or harmful manner but without enforced laws, chaos reigns and civilization suffers. All laws are not good laws, but as a citizen of a sovereign country, there is a process in America that may be used by American citizens to repeal such laws.
Wouldn’t it make sense for people to use their own legal systems to improve their own countries? Or, demonstrate, demand, etc. to put in a legal system to improve their own governance? The countries of many of these illegal immigrants are not poor countries.Some are resource rich with a poor distribution of wealth…fight to change that in your own country.
I don’t recall American citizens taking to the streets of a foreign country demanding “rights”. Are there foreign countries in which American citizens may walk in regardless of that country’s laws on immigration, demonstrate, demand, coerce, falsify records, steal identities, receive free medical and dental care at world class facilities, free education in their native language, public assistance for food and shelter? If so, I want to know…of course, I need to find 11-12 million of my closest friends and relatives to get there so we may make our numbers count.
Well, I love America…this is the home of my forefathers, this is my home. The only country I know to call home. This is where I hope to make a positive difference. So, my 11-12 million closest friends and relatives will have to be content to stay here at home and strive to make positive differences in our home…not to disrupt and disrespect someone else’s home. Comments welcome, no hatred or prejudice, please.