Skip to comments.Open Letter to Illegal Immigrants
Posted on 08/17/2007 2:56:29 PM PDT by Philistone
Congratulations. You made it. Through hard work, determination, money and maybe even danger, you have made it to this country. You have left behind the poverty and corruption which characterize your homeland for an opportunity to work here for wages that are below what an American would demand. You have taken jobs Americans won't do.
In coming here, you have left behind those without as much ambition, initiative and drive as you, as well as the leaders who keep them in misery. By doing so, you have guaranteed that your homeland will become worse, not better.
By sending remittances back to your homeland you help alleviate the poverty of your remaining family. But by doing so you buoy the regime that you escaped, ensuring that the injustices you fled remain in place.
We know that you are willing to work hard. Why is that hard work in this country is so much better rewarded than in your homeland? Why are you willing to work illegally in this country building houses, with the risk of being badly paid or even arrested, when there is a need for housing in your homeland?
Do you believe that there is something magical about a line on a map such that work done north of it is more valuable that work done south of it?
Sure we believe in hard work in America. But as you saw before you left your homeland, hard work isn't enough. We also believe in the rule of law. Of course we have corrupt public officials, but we believe in rooting them out and prosecuting them to the fullest extent of the law. We don't believe that we should have to bribe a public official for a building permit, a driver's license or a bed in a hospital the way it's done in your homeland.
Maybe you believe that the reason that America is rich and your homeland is poor is because we have greater natural resources than your country, yet some of you come from countries with more proven oil reserves than we have. Still your countrymen live in poverty. What makes a country rich is not its natural resources, it is its human resources.
By coming here illegally, you are forced to live in ghettos with your fellow illegal countrymen, recreating the very barrios you left. As more and more of your illegal countrymen arrive, these barrios will more and more resemble the slums you worked so hard to escape. Do you really believe that in recreating Los Angeles in the image of Mexico City that it will retain the prosperity that you sought? More likely, it will achieve the prosperity that Mexico City currently enjoys.
At last count, there were somewhere between 12 and 20 million of you here illegally in the United States. An army that size could conquer Mexico City, Caracas, San Salvador and La Paz in a day. Go back to your homeland. Demand an end to the corruption, throw out the tyrants, take back with you what you have seen and learned about how real wealth is created. Demand the rule of law.
Instead of trying to make America resemble the homeland that you fled, why don't you go back and try to make your homeland resemble the America that you sought.
Well said! I truly don’t understand why Mexico and most Central American countries are dirt poor. They’ve got beautiful weather, coasts, natural resources....If I ruled Guatemala for example, that country would be fricking rich.
A great line.
It should be sent to just about every “letter to the editor” site known to the MSM.
Wonderful! But this needs to be posted where the intended recipients can see it and in a language they fully understand. Your post is really great.
My open letter to illegal aliens:
Nice picture. Gracious guests of the land of the free. Real class.
Last sentence says it all. Nice job..
Very good! Hope this gets spread wide and far.
Feel free. My Junior High School Spanish is a little rusty... ;-)
“At last count, there were somewhere between 12 and 20 million of you here illegally in the United States. An army that size could conquer Mexico City, Caracas, San Salvador and La Paz in a day.”
Does Mexico have a constitution with a 2nd Amendment like ours? I don’t think that revolutions against any central government can be won today like it happened in France and here at home in the 18th century.
Today’s difference in supremacy between weapons owned by private individuals and that by the Armed Forces are too onesided in favor of government’s.
You obviously haven't driven through East LA recently!
I meant it more metaphorically than literally. Can you imagine 5-6 million people marching on the Capitol in Mexico City? I doubt seriously that even the Mexican Government would start shooting civilians indiscriminately. True that the same thing can't be said for Caracas.
Their biggest problem it seems to me is that they want to fornicate others rather than themselves.
A great line.
Have you seen this thread yet?
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