America in all its Glory

Mabry Mill, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia

What a gorgeous shot of Mabry Mill in the Blue Ridge Mountains (Virginia). Such a peaceful, serene setting.

Sitting on the edge of the water. Taking a worm and baiting it on the hook of a line that is attached to a long, thin tree branch. Gently "cast" the line into the water. Now to sit quietly, watching the dragonflies skip across the surface of the calm water. Listening to the frogs calling to one another. All the thoughts of your daily life are no longer with you - all you are thinking about at this moment is the beauty of the trees, where they simply meld into the banks of the water.

Who cares if you ever get a nibble on your line. Just to enjoy this moment that you will never live again. That is life!

Every crime committed by an illegal immigrant should never have happened!!!

Read my posting under Illegal Immigrants.

A quote from President Theodore Roosevelt addressed on immigration in 1907:

"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."

Monday, July 23, 2007

Think about it - where does their loyalty lie??

For many of you who do not live in areas where there is a large influx of illegal immigrants, you might wonder why so many people are against them being here in the Unites States illegally.

Let me clue you in to something besides the obvious (over crowding the emergency rooms at hospitals and not paying for services, driving without driver's license/auto insurance, lowering wages for certain jobs that Americans DO want to have - not talking about field work - over crowding schools and not making their child's education a priority - they take their children out for a couple of months to take them back to their native country for holidays).

Here in the So. Cal. area, in any parade, there will be the Hispanic group in the parade - carrying their Mexico Flag. Bad enough to see this on many parades. But appalling to see it in our Independence Day Parade!

This shows where their loyalty lies. It certainly is not the country to which they espouse they want to become citizens.

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