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Immigration Letter to the Editor Not Published

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Bucko43, May 10, 2010.

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  1. Bucko43

    Bucko43 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2008
    Lakeside, California
    In spite of how the current administration is trying to "Spin" the immigration issue.....IT isn't about race...its about securing our borders and maintaining our AMERICAN identity!

    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!

    "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. 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 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.

    Rosemary LaBonte


    I sincerely hope this letter gets read by millions of people
    all across the nation!!
  2. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe

    Jan 29, 1998
    In the Cabana
    She is so correct, it's a damn pity that the friggin "news" papers won't include her letter, they are scared to offend the criminals
  3. oldgahchamp

    oldgahchamp Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    If everyone who reads this will forward the letter to the Orange County Register, maybe they will "get the message" and print the letter. Go to: www.ocregister.com/news
    Hope this does the trick, Larry Evans
  4. ou.3200

    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    This is what the Orange County Register says about it:

    "This letter has been sent to us numerous times and is considered to be an internet hoax of sorts. We are all aware of the mention of The Orange County Register but we have never refused to publish any letters mailed to us. This particular letter has been circulating on the internet for over 4 years that we know of. All the Editors here are aware of the number of times people send it in to us. We appreciate you taking the time to forward it in.

    Thank you,

    Marilynn Seavey

    Customer Service Escalation Department

    The Orange County Register"
  5. bill1949

    bill1949 Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
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