Skip to comments.Phyllis Schlafly: Are Mexican Immigrants Assimilating Or Invading?
Posted on 11/30/2001 7:47:46 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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We both wasted too much time, and peace of mind attempting to have a discussion. I accept his creditials - he fought his war. Every man fights his own wars - either in uniform or at the office - and none should diminish the history of another.
The kid was exactly correct in his position that the early story information indicated Americans were present at the scene of what could in fact have been a serious war crime.. But then, he stupidly walked into the clearing - attempting to say there was NEVER any acceptable scenario where "war crimes" must be seen in the light of situational ethics and the will to survive.
Frankly, I hope he cools down, takes that chip off his shoulder and comes back. I'll bet you're man enough to forgive - once.
Those aren't my leaders. Those opinions don't represent my viewpoint. Should I go find quotes from Anglo politicians, professors, militia whackos and street people and then insist that they represent all Anglos?
Hispanics aren't some monolithic, cultural equivalent of the Borg coming to America to "out-reproduce" you and live on welfare. Shake yourself.
Is your faith and confidence in America and American ideals so fragile that you think we can't absorb immigrants without collapsing? Is this the end of America as we know it? Sure. It probably is. That doesn't mean it's the end of America or our Constitution or our way of life. America will be just fine. Relax.
But what number would you think is too much, given the amount of support they will need to be assimilated for many years? 1 million, 10 million, 100 million, or do you think no limit at all?
And if no limit at all, why have any border? -- Is that your view?
How true, how sad, we're doomed if it's not stopped soon.
That said, I think we quickly forget how many decades it takes for an ethnic group to get assimilated. THe reason we've forgotten is because immigration between the 1920s and 1968 virtually ground to a halt, so we tend only to know of families who came to this country and assimilated decades ago or families who have only come very recently. German-Americans started coming here in droves in the mid to late 1800s and had German schools, German neighborhoods, and German churches. This likely would have gone on for a few more decades were it not for WWI which made expressions of German culture "unwise"-- not to mention the decades upon decades it's been since we've seen new communities of German s moving to the USA.
My father's side of the family came here in the early 1950s. His parents never really learned that much English, and at family holidays we still bounce back and forth between languages. English was learned as a second language for all of my cousins. However, now that my cousins have children (the second generation born in the USA-- 30 years after my cousins were born and 50 years after my father and his siblings came to the USA), THEY are the first generation to learn English as a first language-- decades after their grandparents first came to this country as children. You're not going to see fully "assimilated" Mexican families -- or any kind of family -- for at least 50 years after they first arrive here.
I am a white older woman who lived for over twenty years in the city of Orange, also right next to Santa Ana, and I watched sadly as parts of my town turned to slum-like conditions because of the hordes of illegals living there, twenty to an apartment, cashing their welfare checks at the bank and using their food stamps at the markets. They drive with no auto insurance, and for the past ten years no one could leave their garage open without things being ripped off by Mexicans.
No racism here, my family is multicultural, but I'm sick and tired of my property taxes being used to build schools for millions of kids from Mexico, and I'm sick and tired of my state taxes being used to pay for their welfare and their beer, and I hate seeing California towns turning into slums. If you don't like my views, too bad.
Watch 75% of illegals go home if the freebies are stopped.
Lately the Admin Moderators had seemed to have a policy of politely cleaning them up behind them, and that is what set me off, but Jim Rob cleared it up for me.
Didn't stop you from finding them, though. What was your source?
Virulent, assinine comments are hardly unusual among so-called leaders of any race, creed, nationality or religious faith. The original article is ample evidence of that fact.
Bless your heart and God Bless America!
as I did too, twice. Differing opinions are fine, but please keep it civilized! Sheesh!
P.S. Newbie mvscal, read at the top NO Profanity, thanks