ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: Our Culture in the Balance
Posted by 1182cws on July 21, 2007
Illegal immigration is an issue that is multi-dimensional in the scope of its negative impact on the United States. Illegal aliens who are entering our country have no respect for the law. If laws are flaunted, disrespected, and otherwise scoffed at then the foundation of our legal system is lost.
A crucial aspect of the illegal immigration crisis that should be emphasized more often is the fact that our uniquely American culture is being compromised. If we continue on this path, America will never be the same again.
With courage and faith, our founding fathers established a nation – a country embedded with Judeo-Christian principles and the beauty of the King’s English.
These pioneers understood that religious freedom and the end to taxation with no representation were a strong foundation that would enable God’s plan for a new nation to unfold. As the years passed, a distinct culture developed – from the early colonial days, through westward expansion, the Industrial Revolution, and the World War I/ World War II eras. The American culture is characterized by freedom-loving, hard working, and faith-centered communities.
America has always accepted immigrants. We are a nation of immigrants. The common thread for people from different backgrounds has been a yearning for freedom and a willingness to assimilate, including learning the native language.
In years gone by, visitors to other countries, including Americans visiting abroad, would never have expected to be pampered and spoiled when it comes to language. You learn the native tongue!! It is common sense and common courtesy.
There are more illegal aliens in America today than all the European immigrants who ever came in the four centuries after Plymouth Rock. For many of these people, there allegiance is totally with their home countries and the relatives they left behind.
As Woodrow Wilson said in 1915, “You cannot become thorough Americans if you think of yourselves in groups. America does not consist of groups. A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American”.
Our federal government must crack down on companies that hire illegal aliens.
Numerous companies have voluntarily pledged to only hire U.S. citizens and legal immigrants. We should go out of our way to give them our business.