Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I'm Just Saying...

Okay, I'll be the first person to admit that I'm not some sort of genius here. There are a ton of people who are way smarter than me... however, I've been doing some thinking about the state of our Union. I thought I'd share some of my musings.

1. How hard is it to get our brains around the thought of defending the borders of the U.S.? I mean, really? How frakin' hard is this? After 9/11 I would think that closing the borders to the bad guys would be like, oh, I don't know, NUMBER 1 on the 'to-do' list!!!! Let's get real here... there are bad people in the world who want to kill us... and guess what? IT'S NOT OUR FAULT! These jerks want to whack us because they are EVIL. End of story. But for some strange reason, that doesn't seem to really sink in with the stiffs up in the Beltway. Maybe because they don't live in the real world? Perhaps because they are surrounded by body guards and massive security?? Hmmm???

Here's a thought, close the stinkin' borders, deport the people who are here illegally and make them do it the right way. Why is that so hard? I am over the top tired of hearing about "immigration issues." It's not that difficult a concept to grasp... If you snuck over here without proper papers... you get to leave. You broke our law. You don't get to stay. I don't care what sob story you have. You have to do it the legal way.

The End.

And don't get pissed at me. If you want to get pissed at somebody, then get pissed at the jokers at INS.

That may sound mean, but look... the number one job of the U.S. government is to protect its' citizens. That would be the people who were born here, or who have become citizens by doing it the right way. And guess what, we live in a pretty dangerous world. We don't have the luxury of giving people the benefit of the doubt. I remember 9/11 like it way yesterday... and now, a little over 6 years later, I'm still pretty hacked off. But this time, I'm pissed at my government for not protecting me. It's shameful that so many politicians put the so-called rights of people from other countries in front of the safety and well-being of the citizens of this country!

And that brings me to another point... Why is it that when some people from other countries come over here, they start demanding stuff? I'm a little confused as to why we have to have signs in languages other than English (the language of the United States, whether anyone likes it or not). And, I find it a little (okay, a lot) galling that someone from another country would start demanding anything. They came here... They left their homeland and made the choice to move here.... So, why are they demanding to be catered to??? What am I missing here? It strikes me as more than a little ungrateful and petulant.

But, you know... as long as the citizens keep hitting the snooze button, nothing is going to change. It's going to keep getting worse. The ACLU and other so-called "special interest" groups are running this country, whether anyone wants to admit it or not. The concept of government of the people for the people has been lost somewhere along the way. And I fear that we have sold our collective souls.

I'm just saying...

1 comment :

MOM said...