June 27, 2006 A ‘solution’ for immigration America is under siege, being attacked in what some have called an “alien invasion.” I am speaking, of course, about illegal immigration. While there are those who would argue that the

A ‘solution’ for

immigration

America is under siege, being attacked in what some have called an “alien invasion.” I am speaking, of course, about illegal immigration. While there are those who would argue that the United States of America is a country created by immigrants, the great political commentator Stephen Colbert perhaps put it best: “It’s built now.” Basically, we’ve met our quota, and henceforth, everyone who is here already is American and everyone who is not here is just out of luck. People need to accept that the American Dream and its guiding principles are finite concepts that only apply if and when it is convenient for the rest of us. If we give away freedom and equality to every lazy Mexican who hops the fence, we are going to run out of them. And where can we get more? Canada? I don’t think so.

One of the key issues in all of this is language. We are verging on, as one Gold Hill resident recently phrased it in a letter to the Mail Tribune, a “linguistic and cultural apartheid.” He hit the nail right on the head. The United States of America was not constructed in a spirit of individualism or self-determination: that is why we have a single established religion, political party, and pizza topping preference. By allowing these non-English speakers into the country, we are creating a dangerous precedent of tolerating diversity that could very well be a slippery slope to celebrating it. As every democracy-lover knows, only the systematic dismantlement of everything unique about an individual can guarantee that individual’s right to be free.

As for the particulars of how to halt the invasion, why stop at just building a fence? Might I suggest a huge pit of boiling lava? Or perhaps several thousand laser-equipped grizzly bears painted in red, white, and blue? Aside from being marvelously patriotic, it would be a much better use for our tax dollars than, say, investing in efforts to improve Mexico’s economy so that its people have the opportunity to make decent lives for themselves.

Ultimately, it is up to us to defend our homeland. If something is not done soon, it may only be a matter of time before these aliens tip off their friends in other countries and turn the United States of America into one giant mixing pot of different races and cultures, and then where would we be?

Megan Thruston





. '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (111) in /home/daily/public_html/opendb.php on line 3Could not connect

Share This Story