Before I start this post, I have to first say, Dad if you are reading this, stop. Let's just pretend we both agree and don't taint your opinion of me with further reading of this blog. And thanks for helping me with the lawnmower tire!!
Okay, now onto my thoughts. What sparked my idea to post about this now is that my husband got this survey to fill out for the republican party in the mail today. It was asking about all the things that the Obama administration has "done wrong" and what he thinks the priorities should be for the Republican party in terms of 2010 elections.
One of the biggest things they talked about was immigration laws. I just don't get it. I know, I know, there's not enough resources or room for people to come to the United States. But aren't we all immigrants? Didn't we murder Native Americans and steal their land so that we can settle here? We came from Europe, we came from Asia, Africa, etc. at different points in time in order to try to make a living in this new world. (Of course the Africans didn't have much of a choice.) So, why was it okay for our ancestors, but not Mexicans? Why would we want to see fellow human beings, children, women living in huts with dirt floors, no ceilings, no plumbing? Everyone deserves a chance at a better life.
So you're saying, "but they steal our resources!" Well, Americans are living off the teat of the government at well. Have you ever heard the term "Welfare Queen?" I'm not saying welfare is bad, I'm just saying there are a lot of deadbeats who take advantage of it.
And our jobs? Yeah, they work for cheap wages, but would you break your back at their jobs for their pay? No! Cause as Americans, some of us have become lazy and just expect the cash to flow in, never having broken a nail working in our lives. There's a Mexican restaurant and a Chinese restaurant in our town that I am speaking of: the same people are there working open to close and in most cases, these are owners. They work ALL DAY EVERY DAY. How many Americans are willing to do this for as little money as they are making.
I think this is getting long enough, so I will stop. I'd like to see everything work out for the best because we were all immigrants at one point in time. Or I guess the Mexicans can just start doing to the Americans what we did to the Native Americans... they can kill us and steal our land.