Well, don't that just beat all!!!  

maverick1255 51M
2992 posts
7/25/2006 8:12 pm
Well, don't that just beat all!!!

A lady wrote the best letter I have seen in the Editorials in ages!! I am going to type the whole thing, it is so good. It explains things better than all the stuff you hear on TV:

"Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration. Certain people are angry that the U.S. might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely. Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests.

Let's say I break into your house. Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave. But I say, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors; I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house)."

According to the protesters, not only must you let me stay, you must add me to your family's insurance plan and provide other benefits to me and to my family (my husband will do your yard work because he too is hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part). If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my right to be there. It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. I'm hard-working and honest . um, except for ... well, you know.

And what a deal it is for me!! I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of selfishness, prejudice and being anti-housebreaker.

Did I miss anything? Does this sound reasonable to you? If it does, grab a sign and go picket something. If this sounds insane to you, call your senators and enlighten them because they are stumbling in the darkness right now and really need your help."

Gotta love those email forwards!!


rm_AnOddGirl 57F
3469 posts
7/25/2006 8:38 pm

Huh, think I'll move to Mexico, in a few years noone will be living there.... Maybe Uruguay, I'll need someone to cook...

maverick1255 replies on 7/25/2006 11:06 pm:
Seriously! Maybe if we start heading south, we can find some English speaking areas!!

Phuc_Buddy 46M

7/26/2006 4:51 am

That is a great editorial Mav thanks for sharing!

maverick1255 replies on 7/26/2006 9:08 pm:
Thanks PB. It kinda makes it clear!

wants2cyber 43F

7/26/2006 1:45 pm

I have to wonder though, what will this person think of basic produce quadrupling in price because there are no laborers to pick it? And when there's no clean linens for the hotel room? And the four-star restaurant is serving dinner on paper plates because there are no dishwashers?

The system is clearly flawed (no argument there), but the great majority of us we reap incredible benefits from their labors. Instead of taking to task those willing to do the most undesirable of jobs, deal with their employers.

(Sidenote -- my great-grandparents and grandparents worked as agricultural migrant workers... so this debate is pretty personal to me. And as for the "English" speaking areas, I wonder what the Navajo, Shoshonee, Huron, Ottawa, etc... have to say about that. OK, off my soapbox.)

maverick1255 replies on 7/26/2006 9:15 pm:
Oh, on the Native American issue - they got the shaft bad!!!! If anything we should be helping them with everything they need. That issue makes me sad. What a culture that will be lost.

The other, I don't see a solution. I don't know what will happen.

I am only second generation American. My grandparents and great-grandparents came from Germany.

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