Pretend, Rosemary, and everybody else who’s passing this stupid email around, that you’re a Native American Indian because then you’d have a right to write about who this country belongs to and comment on illegal immigration. Otherwise, shut up and stop passing this email around. Stop espousing hate because your scared of people who don’t look like you or have your exact values. To a “one” everybody came here and continues to come here for a better life. Remember, not everyone came here legally through Ellis Island. People jumped ships, came in thru Canada , came in all kinds of ways and not legally. They assimilated, legal or not, had children and strived for the American dream. Just so you know, I’m of Native American decent and a proud American citizen.
Although Snopes says a letter to the Editor was not true, here is the link:
From the OCRegister.com Rosemary LaBonte writes:
Your editorial said it all: “Waving the Mexican flag is like waving a red flag in front of an angry bull” [“Immigration realities,” Opinion, March 28].
Clearly, all those on the street protesting the purposed shakeup in their illegal lifestyle should hire themselves a new public-relations firm. What they fail to see or advised to do to gain sympathy among Americans is to promote how much they love the U.S. and how grateful they are to be here. Instead of the American red, white and blue being waved in all of their hands, we see a foreign country’s colors. We hear the old tired explanation about working jobs that “Americans” won’t do. Get a new slogan because that one is yesterday’s news.
If you want to live in this country, tell us why you want to live here. Tell us why you think opportunities are better here. Just don’t put an “entitlement” statement with it. Let us know that you will love and defend the U.S. if allowed to become a citizen. Yes, we are a melting pot, but evidently the melting pot is poured into one bowl. That’s where the “United” in United States comes from.
If you want better jobs, then stay in school and work towards that dream. Just like everybody else. You don’t get into college unless you graduate from high school. And right now there is a huge recruitment for Hispanic students to enter college for free or basically nothing. That is something that my kids aren’t entitled to because, their ancestors floated over here from Ireland, Holland and England three centuries ago before the word “entitlement” had been invented.
If you risk dying in the desert to get here, then leave the red, green and white mentality behind you and start the new life you keep claiming you want. In the next walkout march, think about putting this country’s flag, which so many have died for so you could jabber on about “rights,” into your hands and convince the American public you want to remain here for better reasons than what you are now proclaiming.