I’m a tolerant person. I can fully understand and empathize with Immigrants both legal and extra-legal coming to America in search of a better life. In their shoes, I would seek the same.
That said, there are movements within America who are not here seeking a better life. Some movements such as the Mexican Reconquistas are dangerous to the life of this Nation. They seek to remove territory for their own purposes. They seek to return the Southwest to Mexico or to have that territory for themselves. I can not imagine why anyone would want to split off from America and join themselves to that corrupt Nation to our South. Perhaps that is their true aim. I know not.
Reconquistas should be sought out and removed from our National borders. If America is to maintain her National integrity, She needs to defend her borders. From all enemies. Foreign and Domestic.
Let the poor come in search of a better life. Let those who wish to assimilate and contribute stay. The rest. Those who wish to sow dissent. Eject them.
I have no problem with Mexicans or Hondurans who honor their origins. I do this. I know many who do this. I look back with pride to my Scotch-Irish and Swiss heritage. Why would I hold this same sentimentality against Mexicans. I know many folks who fly Swiss or British Flags in their homes with pride. I know many a person who flies the Confederate Flag with Pride. The Confederate States of America was a movement of treason that attempted to dissolve the Union. If that flag can fly with pride, why not a Mexican flag. I harbor no ill-will against these actions.
My problem comes when these persons attempt to hold one of these flags up as greater than our Nation within our Nation. This should not be allowed.
The movements by liberal groups to closet National Pride should be halted as well. There is nothing wrong with National Pride amongst an educated people in a progressive Nation. The American Flag should fly everywhere with Pride. That America has acted with malice and sometimes with evil intent is beside the point. America is still our Nation. It is still our homeland.
If you love not this Nation, leave it. If you love our Nation, be not ashamed. Work towards progress. Do not work towards shame. Shame and guilt are the emotions of the weak. No matter our National sins of the past, we must move forward. America has acted no worse than other Nations. We have acted better than many. America is certainly no worse than the Soviet Union, China, Russia, Britain or Mexico.
We must strive to improve our Nation. We mustn’t strive to destroy her. Let that not be our path.
America is worth saving. She is worth building on for the future.
Let the immigrants come. Let them assimilate as others have in the past.
On assimilation, I see no problem with a bi-lingual Nation. A nation wherein all citizens are bi-lingual. Spanish is an excellent language for our youth. I would have no problem with Spanish being made a National language. Becoming a bi-lingual nation may encourage interest in other parts of the world. America is woefully ignorant of the world outside of our borders. Let us end this ignorance.
In so far as religion is concerned, let it remain in the houses of worship. I do not need to know your religion. I do not wish to have your religion forced upon me. Religion is for the home, the temple, the church, the mosque and the cathedral. It is not for governance. My opinion is that religion is a seed of despotism.
Israel is a Nation based upon a religion. Many countries in the Middle East and Asia have are governed in accordance with religious dictates. I would not have America ruled by the Mullah, the Rabbi, the Priest or Padre. I do not want these people influencing my laws with their superstitions. If you wish to live according to your God and his laws, then govern yourself accordingly. Let me and others govern ourselves according to our own beliefs. Let our laws reflect the common good. Religious based legislation is a great evil.
Let America grow into the promise of her youth. Let us progress. Let us Unite. Let us be one.