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."

Saturday, August 25, 2007

America without illegals

In doing this piece, I will be concentrating on the illegals from Mexico. Not because I am a racist, but because 1) the majority of illegals are from Mexico and 2) this piece is about what effect it will do to the United States without them here.

The loudest rage about the need for the illegals here is to do the jobs that the American's won't do - topmost, working the farm fields.

What will happen? The people/companies that hired these illegals will be out of business. Odds are, they will have to move their business south of the border. That works for me! I do not have a problem paying a little more for my produce if the company and all its workers live south of the border.

To date, this country imports a large volume of our produce from Mexico and Central and South America. Sure, they cost more. But I would pay the extra for the produce. Why? Because in the long run, it would cost me less to pay the extra for the produce than it currently does to pay for the medical costs, education, and subsidies that the illegals get while here in the United States.

Since the companies would now be south of the border, that is where the work for them would be and they could "migrate" back to their homeland where jobs await them. They would no longer have the excuse of coming to the United States for work.

And when they return to their homelands, they can put their protesting skills to work to fight for their rights there.

I think this is a workable solution. What do you think??

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