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  1. mono1393

    mono1393 Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Please take the time to read. Our fathers and grandfathers deserve better than they are getting.

    This is a very good letter to the editor. This woman made some good points. For some reason, people have difficulty structuring their arguments when arguing against supporting the currently proposed immigration revisions. This lady made the argument pretty simple.

    NOT printed in the Orange County Paper...................

    Newspapers simply won't publish letters to the editor which they either deem politically incorrect (read below) or which does not agree with the philosophy they're pushing on the public. This woman wrote a great letter to the editor that should have been published; but, with your help it will get published via cyberspace!

    New Immigrants
    From: "David LaBonte"

    My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to "print" it myself by sending it out on the Internet.
    Pass it along if you feel so inclined.
    Dave LaBonte (signed)

    Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register:

    Dear Editor:

    So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren't being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.

    Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.

    They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture.

    Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity. Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people. When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.

    And here we are in 2006 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.

    And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.
    (signed) Rosemary LaBonte

    P. S. Pass this on to everyone you know!!!
    I hope this letter gets read by millions of people all across the nation!!

    Ever onward!!

  2. clayshooter53

    clayshooter53 TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I firmly agree with Rosemary!!! Our people in Washington DC and a lot of of the governors and mayors throughout the country want to assimulate (?sp)the foreign "invaders" so they can take the less desireable jobs that many of us "americans" just won't do because of the low pay. However, many of our ancesters did just that when they came to this country. They took any job to have a better life here in America that in the land where they were born. They WANTED a better life HERE not back there. Another point I want to make here is that we should be ashamed of the people that represent us in government because they place a higher value on the "illegal imagrents" than to our own people that are dying to protect our freedom: Our Solieres! How many of our armed forces men and women have come home injured and disabled from the wars in which we have been and are still engaged to help other nations achieve freedom, and have to fight, again, to be able to be treated for their injuries and reabilitated? It is truely a black eye on the government to treat the men and woment who lay their lives on the line for freedom and justice to come home and be ignored. To HELL with the illegals! Lets give our military returnees the help and medical service they deserve for doing a dirty job that needs to be done: getting freedom to those oppressed by dicatators and governments that use genocide to "cleanse" their country of people thay don't like. It seems that our government turns a blind eye to the real needs of this country. It is about time us voters need to do some house cleaning and get rid of those who can't see the real freedon fighters of this country and those who are trying to steal our freedom from us. Let's bring GOD back into the picture and live by the 10 commandments! No God! No Freedom! Know God! Know Freedom!

    Bill Palermo
    US Army 1971
    Signal Corp Specialist
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