Monday, May 24, 2010

Mr. Charlie - Say

Good news of the day: Charles Djou, a Republican won in Hawaii. First Republican since 2001..Waive and say, "Hi Charles, welcome to the "new" club.

The Oxford Tea Party starts today article with a quiz. The next paragraph is a speech on immigration and the question is, "Who gave this speech and when?"

In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an 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 here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'

The immigration issue is a difficult one and has been going on for a long time. It is so emotional for many you've got to wonder if any law or law enforcement could settle this problem in anyway that would leave everyone feeling that was the right thing to do.

For every illegal Mexican worker or their family members here you have an American of Mexican decent born and raised in this country. The problem looks like it should be simple. Just arrest the illegal ones and send them back home and leave our Americans citizens alone. The complications come in the fact that business, particularly farmers, need migrant labor as well as other business that need seasonal labor. Few in the agriculture labor group are American citizens of Mexican heritage. Fewer still is migrant labor from any other ethnic background in this work pool. This group has worked our fields and harvested our crops for generations. We have a temporary work permit for this group.

To avoid these guest worker problems many farmers simply choose to plant crops that don't have to be hand worked. For other crops all the work is done by a few men with larger tractors and combines. In one way that is great but what happens should we want strawberries, bell peppers, lettuce, pineapples, and all the other soft foods? Arizona is a good example because many of these farmers grow vegetables that require hand work. The immigrants pour across the border, work the crops, some go home and others stay. For the ones who stay, Arizona has to pick up the education for their children at about six thousand a pop, medical costs, as well as all the other social benefits. This group of workers along with the legal Arizona folks on some form of welfare are bankrupting the state.

Cause and effect is simple. Its fairly simple math. It’s the solution that is complex. Obama and his group are making the efforts of Arizona even more difficult by making the legal issue of the state's new immigration law a turf issue between the state and federal government. Also, just for the political partisanship of it, racial division, as if more was needed. What is obvious is if the Feds were doing their job, Arizona would not have had to adopt their current immigration law. Clearly the administration is not very interested in these border state issues or worse still, sees the issue only in political terms. Our President needs the Hispanic vote, long term, for him and the Dems.

We have always needed guest workers on a seasonal basis and even now when we have so many unemployed workers, who, just as an aside, are not willing to do this hard work. So long as our unemployed folks can continue on social programs, with monthly checks, without working, they are not going to work and why should they have to do hard work for their government financial support many would ask.

There are any number of solutions and partial solutions but government does not have the political will or interest to use them and that is and has been the name of this game and not just with the current congress.

We always like to listen to Charlie Daniels sing but until this article we have never heard him talk about himself or his beliefs

CHARLIE DANIELS...."Speaking his mind!"

I don't know how everybody else feels about it, but to me I think Hispanic people in this country, legally or illegally, made a huge public relations mistake with their recent demonstrations.

I don't blame anybody in the world for wanting to come to the United States of America , as it is a truly wonderful place.

But when the first thing you do when you set foot on American soil is illegal it is flat out wrong and I don't care how many lala land left heads come out of the woodwork and start trying to give me sensitivity lessons.

I don't need sensitivity lessons, in fact I don't have any-thing against Mexicans! I have something against criminals and anybody who comes into this country illegally is a criminal and if you don't believe it try coming into America from a foreign country without a passport and see how far you get. What disturbs me about the demonstrations is that it's tanta-mount to saying, "I am going to come into your country even if it means breaking your laws and there's nothing you can do about it."

It's an "in your face" action and speaking just for me, I don't like it one little bit and if there were a half dozen pairs of gonads in Washington bigger than English peas it wouldn't be happening.

Where are you, you bunch of lily livered, pantywaist, forked tongued, sorry excuses for defenders of The Constitution? Have you been drinking the water out of the Potomac again? And even if you pass a bill on immigration it will probably be so pork laden and watered down that it won't mean anything anyway Besides, what good is another law going to do when you won't enforce the ones on the books now?

And what ever happened to the polls, guys? I thought you folks were the quintessential finger wetters. Well you sure ain't paying any attention to the polls this time because somewhere around eighty percent of Americans want some thing done about this mess, and mess it is and getting bigger everyday.

This is no longer a problem, it is a dilemma and headed towards being a tragedy. Do you honestly think that what happened in France with it 22% Muslims immigrants can't happen here when the businesses who hire these people finally run out of jobs and a few million disillusioned Hispanics take to the streets?

If you, Mr. President, Congressmen and Senators, knuckle under on this and refuse to do something meaningful it means that you care nothing for the kind of country your children and grand-children will inherit. But I guess that doesn't matter as long as you get re-elected. Shame on you.

One of the big problems in America today is that if you have the nerve to say anything derogatory about any group of people (except Christians) you are going to be screamed at by the media and called a racist, a bigot and anything else they can think of to call you

Well I've been pounded by the media before and I'm still rockin' and rollin' and when it comes to speaking the truth I fear not. And the truth is that the gutless, gonadless, milksop politicians are just about to sell out the United States of America because they don't have the intestinal fortitude to stand up to face reality. And reality is that we would never allow any other group of people to have 12 million illegal in this country and turn around and say, "Oh it's ok, ya'll can stay here if you'll just allow us to slap your wrist."

And I know that some of you who read this column are saying "Well what's wrong with that?" I'll tell you what's wrong with it. These people could be from Mars as far as we know. We don't know who they are, where they are or what they're up to and the way the Congress is going we're not going to.

Does this make sense? Labor force you say? We already subsidize corporate agriculture as it is, must we subsidize their labor as well? If these people were from Haiti would we be so fast to turn a blind eye to them or if they were from Somalia or Afghanistan ? I think not.

All the media shows us are pictures of hard working Hispanics who have crossed the border just to try to better their life. They don't show you pictures of the Feds rounding up members of MS 13, the violent gang who came across the same way the decent folks did. They don't tell you about the living conditions of the Mexican illegal some fat cat hired to pick his crop.

I want to make two predictions.

No. 1: This situation is going to grow and fester until it erupts in violence on our streets while the wimps in Washington drag their toes in the dirt and try to figure how many tons of political hay they can make to the acre.

No 2: Somebody is going to cross that border with some kind of weapon of mass destruction and set it off in a major American city after which there will be a backlash such as this country has never experienced and the Capitol building in Washington will probably tilt as Congressmen and Senators rush to the other side of the issue.

I don't know about you but I would love to see just one major politician stand up and say, "I don't care who I make mad and I don't care how many votes I lose, this is a desperate situation and I'm going to lead the fight to get it straightened out."

I don't blame anybody for wanting to come to America , but if you don't respect our immigration laws why should you respect any others? And by the way, this is America and our flag has stars and stripes Please get that other one out of my face.

God Bless America - Charlie Daniels

Thanks Charlie…

The answer to "Who made the speech" question at the top of this article:

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

Another singer/entertainer we like is Ray Stevens and he has a new song on his web site concerning immigration. It is nice to have a good laugh over a serious problem. Give Ray a click

Come November...Come November come with us to the polls and bring friends.


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