Old NFO posted a mock-up of a new Arizona State flag – See flag and post here-
What I found truly disturbing was this comment – it just goes all gushy-touchy-feelie without once understanding the true issue –
Benito, what you and many others fail to comprehend is that most of us welcome legal immigrants with open arms. But since you brought up rights and diminished rights, let’s take a look at that first – the only thing that should matter is do you have a legal right to be where you are? A US citizen whether natural born or naturalized has a right to be here. A person that is here by virtue of an illegal border crossing has no right to be here. The color of your skin, your religion, the country you were born in are all of no consequence – if you violated immigration law in getting here, you have no right to be here. If you are not here legally, you don’t have a horse in this race – hence no diminished rights.
If I were to enter your house or apartment without your permission, would I be breaking the law? Yup.
How about your TV or your car – is it OK if I take them? No? I didn’t think so.
Is it OK if someone rapes your wife, girlfriend or you? Nope.
See, there are laws against those types of things, just as there are laws against illegal immigration.
How is it that someone who is illegally on US soil should just be forgiven?
1) Do it legally. Apply for a work visa. Don’t just hike, fly, run or waltz across the nearest border.
2) Get a legitimate job, pay your taxes and be an asset to society rather than a burden.
3) Apply for citizenship, learn about this country and its history and become an American citizen. (Not some variety of hyphenated American.)
My ancestors immigrated legally as did many others – what is so hard about that? Anything worth doing is worth doing right…
I’m just sayin’.