Friday, April 30, 2010

Stepping up on my Soapbox

I am going to step up on my soapbox. Which I rarely do here.  I don't like to talk politics and religion alot in my personal life or here.  Its just me.  I kinda like going about my business and letting others do the same.  It works for me.  I have my beliefs-----you have yours.  I respect yours, even if I don't agree with them.  I hope you do the same for me.  I think the world would work alot better if we all did this. 

So here I go.....

I was listening to the news this morning while taking the kids to school.  It was interesting to hear the dj's talk about this law that Arizona is passing. 

Here is the law:   Click me!

Basically here it is........ This is the United States.  Are you a legal citizen?  Do you have proof of your citizenship? 
Yes---Great, Welcome
No---- Get out! 

Seems pretty simple to me. 
If you would like to become a citizen of the United States......go through the proper channels, fill out the proper paperwork, wait your turn and when and if you are granted citizenship you may live here.  Got it?

Why oh why are we having protests over this?  When a U.S. citizen goes to another country are they not given limited access?  Are they not made to follow the rules of that country in which they are in? 

The answer is yes. 

So why are we so lenient in this country? Why do we do nothing about the thousands of illegals living in this country, working our jobs, not paying taxes, not adhering to laws,refusing to learn the language and causing taxpayers money?

I for one stand up and applaud the state of Arizona.  About Damn Time!

Is it not crazy that the ones that are protesting are the illegals?  This makes no sense and takes away alot of pride I have in this country for allowing this. 

Yes, you have Freedom of religion, of speech, of the press, to assemble, and to petition!  It is given in the 1st ammendment of the Constitution!
But guess what the first words of the Constitution are!!!!!!!


So Arizona is stepping up to the plate and I am glad.  I am from the great state of Arizona and I have seen the massive amounts of illegals living in that state.

 There are so many things wrong in this country and it is frustrating.  Apparently the illegals are frustrated as well and not going to stand for it!  Yeah, well how dare we!  I mean god forbid we make them follow the rules......don't get me started in how Americans can be treated in their country! Break the law there and you may not make it out!  But they are frustrated with us?

Stand up American, stand up people and fight for your country.  Fight for the future and the generations to come!

Soapbox over.....I am climbing down.

Okay, I am back
but just for a few ammendments to my earlier post.

Thought alot about what I said and thought alot about what a blogger friend commented on.

I do understand that there are protesters out there protesting the rights to humanity.  They are protesting the rights for people to live without being pushed into a profile because of the color of their skin.  I agree that this is wrong and there should definetly be some boundaries.  This country is made up of people from all walks of life, color , race, religion.  That is what makes us a unique, diverse country.  This is a good thing.  There should be some boundaries to this law.....with that being said I do believe we need to get strict. 


Letherton said...

I am in the process of moving to AZ and have been hearing a lot about this.
From FF and wanted to say hi.
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Anonymous said...

Hi Bry,
I am not political, either, and am not an authority on any of this but, playing devil's advocate, I would say a couple things. 1.) I think the protesting is, in part, in regards to the racial profiling opportunities it is now going to make possible for those that are inclined that way. Think Hitler where if you weren't blond and blue-eyed you must be....Jewish?
Also, I think you do not mean to imply that the river is polluted solely by illegal aliens, right? Because every day in RI I see people of all races/colors throw their trash out their windows and I'm pretty sure the majority of them are American. Finally, I had a couple of friends once who were of Mexican descent, but they were American born. They pointed out to me one day that historically many of the original inhabitants of the west were pushed South by the whites. Essentially, the land was stolen from them. I never researched to check the validity of that statement, but it did seem plausible to me and I never forgot it because it kind of puts the whole idea of what constitutes illegal into a different perspective, doesn't it? I think you are pretty brave to post on this subject because it is certainly a hot button right now. I am torn. Great post.

Anonymous said...

I think the likelihood of racial profiling is what is triggering protest as well. I'm not for AZ... and white, so not likely to get asked for proof anyway... but it would be pretty likely that I wouldn't be able to provide it if asked. That would be... what? A Social Security card? Um... I think I know where that is... And, to be honest, as a person of Hispanic or Mexican or WHATEVER descent I'd be annoyed about that. It is my understanding there have been a few changes made to the bill to address that very issue but I'm not up to date.

Anonymous said...

Bry-do you have two blogs? I was trying to find this post on the list from your most recent post about being sick and I couldn't find it. Or the Saturday memes post. Am I going crazy? Probably. Re: Arizona, you might like to check out Four Dinners blog from the UK. There, it seems to be a situation where the general population is very in favor of being stricter regarding immigration and the political parties are being super, over the top PC and pissing everyone off.

Anonymous said...

OK, yes I am crazy. I was on Rainey's blog. It doesn't even look like yours. I do remember thinking, oh, her hair is curly now.....time to get off the blogs now. Have a good rest of the weekend.