NO SPEAK ENGLISH
March 7, 2009
The year was 1956, and while I was waiting for a Vocational Agriculture teaching job to come available in my area, I taught school in the Missouri State Penitentiary. I taught adult men to read, write, add, subtract, multiply and divide. It was a great learning experience for both the prisoners and me, but I had no students that did not speak English. Today we have two million prisoners in our correction system, about half of them are foreigners, and one third of them are illegal aliens that cost us over $1.6 billion annually. These are people who have no right to be in the United States and the crimes that they committed brought death, misery and suffering to American citizens.
Yet, the criminals are not all in prison. Ninety-five percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide point to illegal aliens and two thirds of all fugitive felony warrants are illegal aliens. Once upon a time this nation was the melting pot of the world. People from every continent and all walks of life came here to make a new life for themselves. They entered this country legally, learned to speak English, found jobs, built homes and raised families and were proud to be an American. Today we have opened our borders to scores of immigrants who do not want to become "true Americans." They want the benefits of living in this country, enjoying the hospitality of our taxpayers, but instead of melting into our society, they want to maintain their own culture while enjoying our standard of living.
The London School of Islamic's went so far as to issue a news release stating that, "To deprive a Muslim child from his/her culture and language is a crime against humanity." Alan Caruba (NewsWithViews.com) writes, "The real crime of illegal immigration to America is testing our willingness to compromise our laws and our society for the demands of a minority that flouts our legal system and drains our economy by putting demands on our education, health and law enforcement systems." Before 1965, The U.S. admitted an average of 200,000 immigrants and refugees annually. After 1990, the average total rose to nearly one million.
Since 2000, an estimated average of 500,000 illegal aliens have entered and settled permanently each year. Since 1970, the leading source countries of immigrants have been Mexico - China/Taiwan - Philippines - India - Vietnam - El Salvador - Korea - Dominican Republic - Cuba - Colombia; in that order. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, currently the foreign-born population of the U.S. is 37.9 million, or one in eight U.S. residents. The U.S. government has spent more that $51 million over the past four summers flying nearly 64,000 illegal immigrants back to the Mexico border where they are susceptible to smugglers awaiting them with offers to try again. Illegal immigrants from countries other than Mexico can't take the flights.
The Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF.org) writes: "The federal government says employers "MUST" hire people who "REFUSE" to communicate in English or face the consequences. Strange, isn't it - our government has a problem pursuing employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens but has no problem going after small businesses and nonprofit organizations that simply ask employees to "SPEAK ENGLISH" while they're on the clock."
Here is what President Theodore Roosevelt said about being an American: "In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes and 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 person's becoming in every facet 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. We have room for but one language, and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
I can only add one word to Teddy's statement. A-MEN
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