About How Does Americans View the Mexicans Protest
|May 1st, 2006||#1|
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How Does Americans View the Mexicans Protest info
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|May 2nd, 2006||#3|
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I view it as a bunch of ungrateful house guests getting pissy when I ask them to respect the rules of my house. Time for them to get the out if they're so unhappy they feel the need to protest and disgrace the symbols of my country.
It would be entirely different if these people were seeking asylum but they're not. These are economic conditions, not political ones that drive them across the border. I would not be so quick to throw them out were they facing mortal peril back in their country of origin.
I don't think any country should abide this sort of behaviour.
I don't think politicians give a good god damn about anything other than their own personal well-being so they do nothing except that which the pollsters and pundits tell them will get them re-elected.
"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." - John Steinbeck
|May 2nd, 2006||#4|
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I completely agree.
The problem with alot of the Mexicans is that they are here in the USA and enjoy all the benefits but couldn't care less for it. They are just here just to get what they can and make money, they forget the crappy conditions in Mexico are what brought them here in the first place. I live in California so I see this stuff first hand.
I actually think they should be given some sort of workers permit that allows only certain types of jobs, so they can be tracked and taxed.
|May 3rd, 2006||#5|
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hi guys, while reading all the news coverage and reading responses on here and on other forums I was reminding of something I was taught in high school....
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But, this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag ... and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language. And we have room for but one sole loyalty, and that is a loyalty to the American people." ~ President Theodore Roosevelt ~ 1907
|May 4th, 2006||#6|
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Most immigrants are getting all crazy about thsi because they think it's an issue against immigrants, but in reality, it's an issue against illegal immigration. The US was built upon immigrants (e.g. the Euros... then came the Irish... then the Chinese... then the Southeast Asians.... etc.). This is what makes the US so great. It has many facets and values of cultures to draw upon.
Personally, I think that the illegal immigrants who have made an effort to live as an American citizen and have stable lives, jobs, etc., then they should be given citizenship test (yes, they have to take the test... it's freakin easy anyways...). If they're homeless and have made minimal effort to make something of themselves, then I say the US Marshalls give them a nice farewell at the border. I also hope that the US beefs up its border defenses. Somehow that landmine idea doesn't seem too bad right now.... (heheh j/k.... maybe....).
The boycotts weren't evident in my area. It was kind of funny because some Hispanic kids were running around my college asking ppl to boycott classes. Other students were like, "Are you f**king nuts?!! it's 2 weeks before finals!!" Ahhh n00bs these days....
|May 4th, 2006||#7|
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I think the major problem is beyond the illegals thinking it's about immigration. They seem to think that it's more about race. All they see is the white people trying to get rid of them because they are not the same. This POV blinds them to any possible reasoning.
We cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over our heads, but we can refuse to let them build nests in our hair.
Fear the person who fears you. - Middle Eastern
We learn little from victory, much from defeat. - Japanese
|May 4th, 2006||#8|
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heres a letter written to the local newspaper here:
Monday's boycotts were a display of racism and a celebration of the violation of American law ("Locals engage in boycott," Tuesday) -- pure and simple.
The argument here is illegal immigration, not Latinos. Yet somehow, the House bill against illegal immigration is seen as an attack on all Latinos, as though this bill is some sort of Jim Crow law. Well, it's not.
Most people seem to be missing that point. The bill doesn't go far enough to curb illegal immigration, but it does make some effort, really little more than force those here illegally to become citizens.
I, for one, can't see the harm in that. It would seem, however, tens of thousands of Latinos in Southern California do.
Here in Burbank, with our Home Depot strife, we know all too well how the illegal immigrant debate can divide and unite segments of a community. I certainly don't believe that every one of those people that marched were illegal immigrants.
So why were they there? A show of pride? For what? Immigration reform? No. It was a show of unity for the Latino community.
One would have to assume, from recent events and this boycott, that if the many Latinos in our communities were not viewing the House bill as a bigoted slam against Latinos and protesting it as such, then they are either here illegally or have relatives or friends who are.
Because that's what this comes down to: You are either for illegal immigration or for the rule of law. Seems those who marched were supporters of the former.
And apparently, based on the reaction of this bill, it's wrong to ask illegal immigrants to become citizens, and all Americans become racist when we do.
All we're doing is asking people to obey the law. And when one group of people decides they don't need to abide by that law simply because of their skin tone, what is that but racism of its own?
JESSE L. BYERS
i think that he has a point. the protest became less about immigration and more about mexicans and latinos. the bills arent to keep mexicans out of america, they are to keep ANYONE from coming into this country illegaly, mexican or not.
si deum nobiscum, quis contra?
AS LONG AS DIXIE STILL EXISTS,THIS COUNTRY WILL NEVER FALL
|May 6th, 2006||#9|
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|May 6th, 2006||#10|
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"It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle." - Norman Schwarskopf, Commander of Desert Storm Operations