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We're all immigrants, the only difference being that some of us happen to have been born here
The Baltimore Sun ^ | October 9, 2012 | John Holter

Posted on 10/09/2012 5:42:09 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

Think you are an American citizen? Well think again, because you and I are probably illegal immigrants There were no humans born on the original land mass of what is today known as the United States.

The National Geographic Society thinks that the first inhabitants migrated to the Americas some 13,000 years ago, and they are not sure who got here first. That means that even our "native" Native Americans may be here illegally.

So let us get something straight: When a citizen gripes about letting all these "foreigners" in, they should stop to reconsider: he or she might be one of them. Weren't we also the invaders who took the land from the Indians? The Pilgrims came here without visas or passports About the only thing any of us have going for us are squatters' rights. This may be the land of the free and the home of the brave, but it also happens to be the world's greatest melting pot. Get used to it.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; md
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The Pilgrims came here without visas or passports, like in that time period their were borders and gov offices to issue visas and passports.
1 posted on 10/09/2012 5:42:12 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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Why should there even be a “golden door” any more? Just rip it off its hinges and what’s beyond it becomes the world’s door mat, truly a cosmopolitan zone and not a country. There is not a single other country in the modern world that suffers from such suicidal madness.


2 posted on 10/09/2012 5:46:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: moonshinner_09

They weren’t attracted here by government freebies and handouts either.


3 posted on 10/09/2012 5:46:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: moonshinner_09

And some still wonder why we know journalists are at the bottom of the SAT pile.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 5:47:27 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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I'm not an immigrant. I was born here, as were my parents before me, and their's before them.
5 posted on 10/09/2012 5:48:30 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: moonshinner_09

Post-modern deconstructionist BS. Just for that, I’m pulling for the Yankees!


6 posted on 10/09/2012 5:48:51 PM PDT by Misterioso (The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.--Rand)
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The author's part of the 47%...complete with ObamaPhone!
7 posted on 10/09/2012 5:49:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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it also happens to be the world's greatest melting pot

A melting pot means assimilation. There is no melting pot when people refuse to learn and use English, retain loyalty to their birth countries, and reject the unique American experience and culture of self-reliance, natural rights, and individual liberty.
8 posted on 10/09/2012 5:50:06 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: moonshinner_09

We fought a bloody war for this country, and we won.

Those who trespass must pay the piper. It’s called the LAW.


9 posted on 10/09/2012 5:50:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: moonshinner_09

I was born here and have an original birth certificate to prove it.


10 posted on 10/09/2012 5:51:47 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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A little footnote to history.

Most indian tribes fought on the side of the British in the American Revolution.

Journalist would well remember that as they exercise their first Amendment rights PAID IN BLOOD fighting these indian tribes fighting next to the British and Loyalists.


11 posted on 10/09/2012 5:53:10 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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Good grief. There was no sovereign nation in what became the U.S. when the Pilgrims arrived; or, for that matter, when the first “Americans” arrived from Siberia via the Bering Straits landbridge. There can be no “immigration” without a sovereign state to “immigrate” to. Migration is not the same as immigration.


12 posted on 10/09/2012 5:54:22 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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what happened, the british gave them more trinkets?


13 posted on 10/09/2012 5:55:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: moonshinner_09

We are a settler nation. But we have had a government for over 200 years. This author does not believe in the legitimacy of America, or any other nation state. (At least white ones. I’m failrly certain that if Americans were immi-vading a non-white country, he’d cry foul again).


14 posted on 10/09/2012 5:55:25 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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Memorable quote from Jesse Jackson when he was running for President: “We all came here in different ships, but we are all in the same boat now.”


15 posted on 10/09/2012 5:56:20 PM PDT by foxfield
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To: HiTech RedNeck

This is complete bs. I’m NOT an immigrant; I was born here. Further, while my ancestors may have been involuntary immigrants, they were NOT criminal illegal aliens. Their criminality was from entirely different laws broken. There were NO immigrations laws here to break.


16 posted on 10/09/2012 5:57:25 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The British were the best army in the world and were expected to win handily.

The indian tribes wanted to be on the winning side both for loot and power.


17 posted on 10/09/2012 5:57:50 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: moonshinner_09

Anything to rationalized illegal immigration until the whole damned thing collapses under it’s own weight. Idiots.


18 posted on 10/09/2012 5:58:29 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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The US is not a geographical place. Its a constitutional republic. So, you’re a citizen or you’re not a citizen. The rules are clear.

In a democracy, we agree to share power with our neighbors. But we don’t agree to share power with just anyone; thats where the rules of citizenship come in.


19 posted on 10/09/2012 5:58:38 PM PDT by marron
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Some malcontents claim that Indians had governments. And do not mention that they were local affairs, and never managed to stake out geographic rights in the sense we know them today. Had North American Indians had the savvy to come up with the concept of geographically defined states, then we’d be talking a different story. They were nomads.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 5:59:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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