Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Hey Protestors! Wrap This Around Your Maypole!

I haven't said much about today's pro-illegal imigration ralies. I can assure it's not due to a lack of interest on my part. To the contrary, I'm so disgusted by the whole thing and by the obvious lack of concern on the part of our elected officials from both parties, that it will be a minor miracle if I'm able to string together two coherent sentences on the subject. Now that you've been warned, here's my take in a fairly substantial nutshell:

I don't appreciate people from anywhere coming into my country and making demands for rights they are not entitled to. You have to earn the right to become an American! This is not something you are entitled to simply because you found someone to rewrite the national anthem in Spanish and you are physically able to yell while holding up a sign.

If you want to live under our flag, you'd better learn how to fly it correctly. Do not fly it upside down, beneath the Mexican flag, or burn it in protest, and expect me to give a rats rear end about the rights you say you are entitled to. Don't trash my country and expect me to welcome you with open arms. It doesn't work that way now, and as far as I'm concerned, it never will!!

The type of individual who would skip work or school to protest against America as a means to influence others that they should be allowed to illegally stay in America, are exactly the type of non-productive, ungrateful members of society who should be automatically deported from America.

That pretty much covers it! It may be more over the top than you are used to from me, but I meant every last word of it.

In the coming days, it will be interesting to see whether these events actually lived up to all the hype and struck the huge blow to our economy that their communist sympathizing organizers hoped they would. My guess? Not a bang, but a wimper.

On a related note, John Hawkins posts the text of a letter sent out today to Julie Myers, head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement:

Dear Ms. Myers,

As you are aware, pro-illegal immigration rallies are taking place throughout the United States today. Those organizing the rallies have encouraged illegal aliens to refrain from going to work as a sign of protest.

Too often, we presume that fault lies with the illegal migrant worker, but we need to recognize that the employer broke the law by hiring the illegal alien. We believe the Federal government has an obligation to enforce the nation's immigration laws and must actively investigate any and all instances where it is apparent industries have knowingly and willingly hired those who entered this country illegally.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should pursue the multiple reports in the news media today regarding companies which have been forced to halt operations because large numbers of their employees appear to be in the United States illegally and are participating in the protest rallies.

ICE has an obligation to use this public information to enforce immigration laws. We respectfully request that you look into this matter and report back to us on your findings.

Thank you for your immediate consideration to this important matter.


Jack Kingston
Member of Congress

Marsha Blackburn
Member of Congress

To paraphrase John's response to the letter; if a business employs so many illegal immigrants that it had to shut it's doors today, ICE should probably be looking into it.

Then again, if ICE had been effectively doing it's job all along, there wouldn't have been nearly as many illegals available to protest today, now would there?

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