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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; md
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To: moonshinner_09
I'm so tired of the “we are all immigrants" BS.

Whatever. Perhaps our modern-day immigrants should just live off of the land eh? Or spend some time at Ellis island, eh?

Contribute and integrate, or leave.

21 posted on 10/09/2012 5:59:35 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; moonshinner_09
Those who trespass must pay the piper. It’s called the LAW.

It can't be said much better plus our ancestors came to this land in search of freedom as well as legal immigrants now, huge numbers of illegals are coming in search of freebies.

22 posted on 10/09/2012 6:00:30 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: moonshinner_09

what a stupid article


23 posted on 10/09/2012 6:05:29 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: jazusamo

“Freebies” is the big draw.

Illegals are raping our treasury, and stealing jobs.


24 posted on 10/09/2012 6:05:43 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: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Sorry, gang. My family came here before the Revolution and helped to found this nation. They fought and died for this nation. They gave their lives for it. They filled its churches. They built it.

I’m not going to listen to another dumb reporter claiming that my family didn’t build this country. They did. And the also upheld her laws or faced the consequences.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 6:05:47 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: moonshinner_09

There was no such thing as an “American citizen” until 1776. There are also plenty of Americans who are privileged to be descendants of the first “citizens.” I am proud to say I am one, having twenty-three ancestors who fought in the American Revolution, on both my paternal and maternal side. So I along with many others, we can truthfully state we are not immigrants.


26 posted on 10/09/2012 6:07:16 PM PDT by Toespi
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27 posted on 10/09/2012 6:10:06 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: CaspersGh0sts; jazusamo; All

” Sorry, gang. My family came here before the Revolution and helped to found this nation. They fought and died for this nation. They gave their lives for it. They filled its churches. They built it.”

Correct.

If I go to an Asian city, and overstay my visa BY A LENGTHY PERIOD OF TIME, I expect to be arrested, jailed, fined, and DEPORTED.

If I sneak into a foreign city, forge my documents to get a job, and get caught, I expect a long time in prison in a horrible place, and likely beaten as well.


28 posted on 10/09/2012 6:12:59 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 am a Native American. I was born here. In Brooklyn, NYC. Passports didn’t come into vogue until the mid-1800’s. Visa’s started shortly after stating the purpose where they came from and when will they be leaving or had to leave in order to buy ,sell, or trade even travel and the practice has been around ever since. That started around the Roman empire days.


29 posted on 10/09/2012 6:15:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice")
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To: moonshinner_09

Many of my ancestors were born here before this country was “discovered”...........


30 posted on 10/09/2012 6:15:21 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; CaspersGh0sts

BTTT!


31 posted on 10/09/2012 6:20:55 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: moonshinner_09; All
And the 'wetbacks' swam and now are called 'immigrants'....


32 posted on 10/09/2012 6:23:07 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: moonshinner_09

IBTZ


33 posted on 10/09/2012 6:24:07 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

One of my ancestors on my fathers side was a guide for a tenderfoot named Daniel Boone. On my mother’s side the folks at Ellis Island made sure the family entered here legally.


34 posted on 10/09/2012 6:25:33 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: moonshinner_09
We're all immigrants, the only difference being that some of us happen to have been born here

Lol, if we follow that line of nonsense, and if we believe that man originated in Africa, then all the peoples of the world are immigrants except those who still live near where man supposedly originated.

And I know any self-respecting, PC 'jounalist' will subscribe to the "out of Africa" theory.

But none of that is relevant to immigration laws in 2012.

35 posted on 10/09/2012 6:29:27 PM PDT by Will88
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To: moonshinner_09

Illegal immigration cannot possibly be a good policy, period.

Of course the author’s entire premise is that America is illegitimate and if we become Mexico, China, or some other hell hole so be it.

All the more reason to control immigration.


36 posted on 10/09/2012 6:29:36 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: moonshinner_09

What is this —one of the non-winning entries in an eighth-grade essay contest?


37 posted on 10/09/2012 6:31:17 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: muir_redwoods

I assumed by ancestors all came during the potato famine (some did), but fairly recently I discovered a branch in the midwest going back much further — so far, pre-Civil War. I’m hoping to trace it back even further.


38 posted on 10/09/2012 6:32:44 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: moonshinner_09

This is all a load of crap. I sometimes hear people talk about how we “stole” the land from Indians. Well you know what, they aren’t getting it back. It’s our place now and you have to play by our rules. We decide who’s illegal and who’s not - our standards for deciding are very simple.


39 posted on 10/09/2012 6:35:06 PM PDT by youngidiot (The name's Bond. James Bond. James Bond Jovi.)
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To: moonshinner_09
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.

Logic like this is why I canceled my National Geographic subscription thirty years ago.

40 posted on 10/09/2012 6:37:30 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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