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America's new Alamo -- we must not lose again
RenewAmerica.us ^ | August 8, 2006 | Kevin Fobbs

Posted on 08/08/2006 4:53:20 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch

Almost two centuries ago, a small band of national patriots joined Texans to launch a battle for freedom and sent a unifying rallying cry through out our nation "Remember The Alamo!"

Our nation is being threatened by a new Alamo, and the army is between 12 million and 20 million strong. The army is one that is creeping, walking, swimming and being driven in shadowy caravans across our nation's state borders. Instead of being armed with weapons of violence, this army is simply overwhelming American health care, education, and justice systems by refusing to enter our country legally. But the damage being inflicted is real just the same.

Texas and other southern state border residents have been feeling the impact of this invasion for decades on their health care systems. For example, Parkland Memorial Hospital — the same historic Dallas, Texas hospital where doctors worked feverishly to save President John F. Kennedy's life in 1963 is in the midst of a multi-million dollar budgetary meltdown. Hospital officials estimate that approximately 11,500 anchor babies being born to poor and uninsured illegal aliens coming through its doors are threatening it with millions of dollars of non-reimbursable costs and could well place it on budgetary life support due to ongoing escalating taxpayer subsidized care.

How would you feel, as a dad or mom as you rush your daughter or son to emergency care at Parkland — or any neighborhood hospital — expecting to receive quick professional health care for your toddler or young one, to be faced upon arrival with a hospital emergency room wait for hours only to learn eventually that your young one cannot be treated and must go elsewhere because there are literally dozens of illegals ahead of you? You're just plain out of luck because people who are not even here legally have first precedence? Or worse yet, if you are in your car racing a newly expectant mother to the hospital only to find out that there's no room at the inn and you better look elsewhere because there are almost 11,000 illegal anchor babies and their illegal mommies ahead of you. How would you feel then?

This sounds tragically sad. Yet it can and does get sadder.

Last year, Dr. Madeleine Pelner Cosman authored a very critically acclaimed report in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons that exposed the dramatic costs and impact of illegal aliens on our American health care system. Her results were stunning. Cosman found that 84 hospitals were shutting their doors directly due to the exponential increase in illegal aliens giving births to anchor babies. Some try to shrug off the notion that the families are illegal saying that they are cheap labor who work to keep our produce prices down.

"There are uncalculated costs involved in the importation of such labor — public support and uninsured medical costs ... by spreading previously vanquished diseases and threatening to destroy America's prized health-care system," noted Dr. Cosman, who died earlier this year.

Cosman also pointed out some very disturbing facts, "many illegal aliens harbor fatal diseases that American medicine fought and vanquished long ago, such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, leprosy, plague, polio, dengue, and Chagas disease."

Is America and its healthcare system willing to be destroyed slowly from within, only to succumb to another type of Alamo — a battle that is entirely preventable? The answer has to be yes. The consequences are too dire to consider otherwise. But there is another preventable notch in the Alamo belt and it directly impacts our children's education and it necessitates a parental call to arms.

This new call to arms should be blaring loudly in PTA meetings dotting the landscape of our nation. From elementary schools, middle schools and high school meeting rooms across America parents are tackling their children's educational program budgets cuts and after-school events being slashed or shut down while much-needed tax dollars are being spent on illegal alien children because of an ill-conceived 1982 U.S. Supreme Court Case called. Plyer v. Doe.

The Plyer v. Doe decision created a U.S. Constitutional Equal Protection right for illegal aliens that is not found in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. By fabricating a right for illegal aliens it snatched away a right of our own children's equal protection. After 24 years with illegal aliens and their children crushing our state and local education budgets we must correct this misdirected and misapplied constitutional decision by the U.S. Supreme Court by going to the heart of the Plyer v. Doe decision. And America will do it.

The economic impact of this decision is staggering. It is annually costing American kids and their families billions! According to the Federation for Immigration Reform, "The total K-12 school expenditure for illegal immigrants costs the states nearly $12 billion annually, and when the children born here to illegal aliens are added, the costs more than double to $28.6 billion."

For example, children of illegal immigrants in California, who represent nearly 15% of the kindergarten through 12th grade public school students, are costing PTA parents and other taxpayers $2.2 billion annually to educate illegal immigrant students in those grades. That's enough to pay the salaries of 41,764 teachers, or 14% of California's teachers!

Our America is being taken apart, state-by-state, city-by-city, school-by-school, hospital-by-hospital, and job-by-job. Meanwhile we willingly extend an olive branch because we have been convinced, tricked, hoodwinked, or guilt tripped into believing that as a nation of immigrants we are supposed to open our outstretched arms to all including those millions who willingly break our legal immigration laws.

That is not the American Way nor is it the American Dream that our children should be forced to accept. True we are a nation built upon legal immigrants who are proud to have sacrificed much, fought against all odds in many ways, and abided by the rules so that the nectar of the American Dream would be that much sweeter, that much more meaningful, and that much more satisfying because the legal immigrant followed the rules and proudly swore allegiance to his or her new nation.

Instead that noble concept of the American Dream has been hijacked in plain view and in sight of every American who takes the time to look up and see that we are being told that our laws which protect our citizens and legal immigrants alike should be stretched and compromised to fit the illegal alien who boldly crosses the border and brings along his pregnant wife and children.

This twisted notion is to apply for everything with a double standard because the illegal alien from Mexico knows that he will be fed, clothed, educated, employed and even defended because our nation of laws and rules don't apply to him and his fellow illegals. The exception of course is if the immigrant has the individual or collective misfortune to been found at our borders originating illegally from countries like Haiti, China, Africa, India, Italy, or any other nation.

But this protected class of illegals — otherwise known as criminals — gladly expects our nation to use its city budgets to take money away from our kids' classrooms, take housing dollars away from our own poor or our own hard-working single-parent households who live from paycheck to paycheck and who also have a dream, yes, a legitimate American Dream backed by the Constitution and guaranteed by the Bill of Rights that if their American-born or legally naturalized son or daughter studies hard enough, works hard enough, and keeps his or her grades high that he may have the opportunity to go to college or to a trade school or own and build a small business.

But not so fast... there's more!

The U.S. Senate "Dream Act" which is advocated by the National Parents Teachers Association (PTA) and by the Act's chief proponent National La Raza (The Race) believe that your child may have to give up some of his or her in getting into the college of choice so that the illegal alien student can go to the head of the class and get the benefits that he and his parents feel that he deserves: scholarships, tuition credits, preferences, etc. because, after all, he kept his nose clean and didn't get into trouble, i.e. he and his parents were able artfully to dodge the INS while here illegally. I ask you, should that accomplishment be rewarded while legal American children struggle on the sidelines again being put out of line?

So what are we left with?

Tax payers throughout America who are being asked to support illegal alien children who, along with their parents, were able to dodge the INS and enroll in American public schools. Local school officials are forced to deal with a large population of children who do not speak English nor do they possess legal documentation that is required of American-born or legally naturalized citizens. And local doctors and nurses are required to treat illegal aliens but cannot not tell INS that they were treating these illegals. They are all being told that ethically or morally one set of rules apply for our American kids and their parents and another set of fabricated morality rules apply for families and kids who after all are really invisible because they really aren't here, according to the school officials who can't report them and the doctors and the nurses and the social workers and all the other "officials" who they come across in their daily and weekly coming and going.

Where is the equal protection for the parents and the families of Americans? Where is our American "Dream Act" if it is not found in our U.S. Constitution?

There is a solution to this nightmarish attack upon our nation, and it is born out of Section One of the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment, which states: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside." It must be fully addressed now.

The 1982 U.S. Supreme Court Plyer v. Doe decision is a companion piece to this crisis and must also be readdressed and overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. The outcome would result in that the 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution will again truly apply to its citizens and will allow for the renewed preservation of America's educational integrity. The new result in Plyer v. Doe would erase the Burger Court surrender of the U.S. Constitution to political correctness at the Constitution's expense.

Former president Teddy Roosevelt is a favorite of many Americans, and he put it so succinctly almost 100 years ago at the height of the mass European immigration. He said very poignantly "In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else."

Coming to America in "good faith" is key to President Roosevelt's remarks because to do less, by coming under anything less than legal means, is to disrespect our nation and its good charitable will.

Roosevelt went on to say, "Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all." The illegal alien who comes across our borders under a cloud of shadows owes his or her allegiance to his country of origin and therefore America must draw the line in the sand between the notion that our citizenship, our borders, and our nation's national language as well as our sovereignty is not up for barter or for compromise or open to shadows.

So let's send a unifying rallying cry through out our nation "Remember The Alamo!" We must not lose again because our future depends upon it.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; chagas; dengue; immigrantlist; leprosy; malaria; plague; polio; tb; tuberculosis

1 posted on 08/08/2006 4:53:21 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

Totally spot on article!


2 posted on 08/08/2006 4:59:43 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Amen.


3 posted on 08/08/2006 5:03:29 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU HAVE NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT. Actually, you lack even a legitimate excuse.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

A quote from "Army of 12 Monkeys" - "...Too Late, too late".


4 posted on 08/08/2006 5:04:15 PM PDT by The_Republican (So Dark The Con of Man)
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To: SwinneySwitch

amnesty am-nes-ty -n 1. a general pardon for offenses against a government

Ours is a history and a spirit of sacrifice and of self-determination. It is a tradition of independence, of self-reliance, of hard work, of courage and of responsibility. We are a civilization, built on principles, a legacy of freedom and a society of laws. THIS IS OUR CULTURE, and it is as unique and as deserving of respect as any other. To become an American means to stand up in unwavering support and in reverence of these essential things, to belong to something that is larger and more powerful than any individual, and to accept this culture as your own. It means not a surrender of your heritage, but an integration of your way of life into that which is American.

If you choose to not subscribe to these ideals... get out of our country.


5 posted on 08/08/2006 5:07:33 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU HAVE NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT. Actually, you lack even a legitimate excuse.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I contend that our own government is the enemy this time.


6 posted on 08/08/2006 5:21:19 PM PDT by villagerjoel (US of A!!!)
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To: villagerjoel

Our government is not our enemy. The enemy are those natural individuals who hold the positions of authority. People are bad the basic structure of the old US of A is good!


7 posted on 08/08/2006 5:28:45 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Awesome article BUMP!


8 posted on 08/08/2006 5:37:16 PM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: SwinneySwitch
The Alamo was a conflict between Texas and Mexico, not the United States and Mexico.

Most, though not necessarily all, aliens from Mexico are not coming into the country to have a second Reconquista (the first was the Spanish driving out the Moors).

9 posted on 08/08/2006 5:40:13 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( http://www.answersingenesis.org)
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To: SwinneySwitch
GWB, KarLaRazaRove, Chertoff, and Gonzales should read this and get a dose of reality and stop waging war on the American Taxpayer.
10 posted on 08/08/2006 5:54:51 PM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Get a grip there, pocket monster, before folks start believing you're one of the paid pundits here who seize every technical error in a death grip while leaking clues that they weren't raised in this culture.

Everyone here knows that the Alamo was about Texas and Mexico - while the larger story was about the United States not sending support in a timely fashion...seems the same old "wait until it's too late" solution was as popular then as it is now. What's important is that the phrase "Remember the Alamo" has been a rallying cry adopted by this country whenever seemingly insurmountable odds need to be confronted with force of will.


11 posted on 08/08/2006 6:29:24 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus (Tennessee - where Georgians who can't learn Spanish move to.)
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To: snowrip
Succinctly on point. You pointed out that no one demands immigrants to totally abandon their culture, ethnicity or beliefs - merely hold more loyalty for the nation that took them in than the one they left while making an effort to adapt to the norms and language millions of others have.

The majority of illegals here have arrived during a time when diversity and cultural identity have achieved near-religious regard among the unelected government bureaucracy that's supposed to eject them for the sake of the people paying their salaries - US! Our elected officials can correct this trend if they can muster up the courage to. I regard Tancredo's growing coalition as the agent to eventually accomplish that necessary task.

But it's a race against time.
12 posted on 08/08/2006 6:45:16 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus (Tennessee - where Georgians who can't learn Spanish move to.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Polio has been eradicated from Mexico and Latin America. India, Nigeria, and a handful of other countries are supposed to be the only ones with the disease remaining.


13 posted on 08/08/2006 7:21:22 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( http://www.answersingenesis.org)
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To: SwinneySwitch

BRAVO!


14 posted on 08/08/2006 9:54:14 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Whether or not "reconquista" is anything many aliens from Mexico think about, very many of them do in fact believe that the Southwest belongs to Mexico. This fact plays very strongly in their opinions of the U.S. and their right to be here in spite of our laws.


15 posted on 08/09/2006 12:31:58 AM PDT by gaussia
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To: SwinneySwitch
Kinda like how I feel when I, a hard working taxpayer who relies on no one but myself for my daily bread, am held up in line at the grocery store by some welfare parasite buying $500 worth of steaks and chicken and paying with food stamps.

Or when my girlfriend's car was demolished by a drunken illegal who got nothing more than a couple hours in the county lockup for his crime.

Give it time, my FRiend. The popular backlash is growing, and will reach critical mass soon.

16 posted on 08/09/2006 1:07:11 AM PDT by FierceDraka (When every special interest gets their way, there will be no more Liberty.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Good catch!


17 posted on 08/09/2006 6:14:26 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Taglines for sale or rent. Good "one liners", 50 cents.)
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To: FierceDraka
Give it time, my FRiend. The popular backlash is growing, and will reach critical mass soon.

I believe you are correct, and I hope it happens sooner rather than later. The longer we wait to resolve the situation, the greater will be the pain and misery.

18 posted on 08/09/2006 6:46:06 AM PDT by AppleButter
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To: SwinneySwitch
Local school officials are forced to deal with a large population of children who do not speak English nor do they possess legal documentation that is required of American-born or legally naturalized citizens.

The problem is that most local school officials WANT more poor kids in their schools! More poor kids = more funding = more programs = more jobs for teachers and administrators.

19 posted on 08/09/2006 6:49:31 AM PDT by AppleButter
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Border states need to send in the national guard to stem the flood of illegals slurping down free, taxpayer funded social benefits.. The rest of us need to find the eleven ferral Egyptians gone missing and gone wild.


20 posted on 08/09/2006 6:50:25 AM PDT by x_plus_one (No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American Public)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Point taken. Let me rephrase; I contend that the people running our government are our enemy this time.


21 posted on 08/09/2006 7:43:48 PM PDT by villagerjoel (US of A!!!)
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