"There isn't a process [for undocumented workers to become residents.] People don't know that... I remember being in Iowa in Cedar Rapids and Mitt Romney telling the audience (that) people like me should get in the back of the line. Where is the line? If they can tell us where it is, if it's in Times Square somewhere, I'll go there right now. There is no line, there is no process." -- Jose Antonio Vargas in TIME
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- people like lee are the reason I'm armed and lock my doors at night. scary.Jun 15, 2012
- Just getting the scum outta town. If you're legal, nothing to worry about.Jun 15, 2012
- +Eliman Gibba Eliman Gibba, I am at peace and cool headed because I know the truth of this great country. The truth is the history, and history can't be distorted, or changed. When we allow our history to be changed, truth is changed. The history of this country is far from perfect; however, whenever there have been circumstances of inequality, America has looked at them and changed for the better, if the decision reflects democratic principles to become a stronger republic.
+John Hargis Sr John said, "then take those idea's and create a society in your own country." I haven't read his this book, but I know enough of America's history to say that's how our country started. A group of men decided they were tired of tyranny, and revolted to create a republic run on capitalism. This means citizens follow the law, and participate to uphold our Constitution!
Our country grew from people legally immigrating, and participating in democracy to continue the history of our republic. Key word PARTICIPATION!!! Not individuals crossing the border, working, then taking the money back to their country...that they didn't have the courage to revolt against to create FREEDOM!!!
We have been the greatest country in the history of the world because of our republic!!!
To clarify history, you said "'someone,' said a few decades ago 'tear down this wall." That was President Reagan, and that wall represented tyranny during the Cold War (check your history on that.) That wall was not to keep out illegal immigrants, it was to enslave and lock people behind the "Iron curtain!" They didn't have a chance to leave it.
You also said, "Respect immigrants regardless of their status.” Successful people in the history of this country believe, "nothing is deserved, only earned." There are no handouts for successful people, and they know in their hearts respect is earned. We work for it because we have the freedom to do so, that's why President Reagan urged the General Secretary of the Communist Party, Gorbachev to tear down the wall.
Russia decided to change because the people preferred democracy not communism, people in other countries can also decide to change towards democracy.
"Without law, there can be no freedom."
Know the Republic, know freedom. I encourage you to watch this, and ask yourself is the law necessary?
And to the Republic for which it stands, ONE Nation...
God bless America! Change it, or leave it!Jun 15, 2012
- Please don't simplify the collapse of the soviet union. It's unbelievably misleading and creates a paradigm where if someone disagrees with your logic they can be construed as 'un-American'. It's a dangerous precedentJun 15, 2012
- I brought up the wall to clarify Mr. Gibba's comparison, that was the point of mentioning the wall. The Berlin wall is a good topic of discussion outside of our immigration problem. I'll reiterate the horrible symbol it was. I don't see what's 'un-American' about expressing thanks that I did grow up behind such a wall, and I never said Mr. Gibba is "un-American.' Thankful for my freedom...Jun 15, 2012
- I agree! You should be thankful! All of us who live here should be thankful for the freedoms and society that we are 'allowed' to participate in- I guess im just wary of attaching it to a moment of cold-war symbolism, with all of it's implicit meanings and feelings, to our understanding of immigration. There's a danger of muddling facts and motivations and then using those misplaced ideas to further a political position.Jun 16, 2012