John Adams

"When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking, or thinking, I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more."

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Comment on: "Should Texas Adopt Immigration Laws Similiar to Arizona's??? "

I agree with you James, we do need to beef up our security on illegal immigrants. They should be accountable to pay taxes, carry insurance and speak our language (would be nice). The only way an illegal immigrant would be able to receive Medicaid, government housing or other programs of that nature, is to falsify government documents to receive them and granted that does happen. I could not agree with you more, if you want to come to America you should do it the right way. There are some flaws like #5 under the Enforcement section of proposition SB1070:

“Allows a law enforcement officer, without a warrant, to arrest a person if the officer has probable cause to believe that the person has committed any public offense that makes the person removable from the U.S”

Of course this document is nothing but a play on words, “reasonable attempt” to determine the status of a person citizenship. I have to contend that the document is only trying to make it harder for those who are here illegally to live in Arizona. Now, those people will only else were to different parts of the country. I do hope that Texas will follow through with something of this nature, to make it more difficult for those who are here illegally to gain employment.

1 comment:

  1. A Motto to live by, or hog wash
    This post is in response to Texas Politics blog Illegal Immigrants, Good or Bad for Texas. I liked the blog, I actually learned something from it. It raises many questions though. Like, if we were able to make money from them off of property tax and state revenue, how much more could of been made if they paid their federal taxes (Texas gets money back for the Government for this too.) What about the companies who employ them, how much money was the state out of because of this? The unemployment fee paid for them? Another question to ask is, how much are we spending on guarding the so called border? The immigration problem faced, is not only in Texas, it's a burden carried by all who pay taxes. Be it through the money problem or the fact that our families a Mom , Dad, Son, Daughter, Brother, Sister, Nephew, Uncle, or whom ever it is down on our borders everyday taking risks, the ultimate risk, to guard it. These precious lives should not be forgotten when speaking of our immigration problem. I personally do not understand why we just do not open our boarders and paper everyone coming through We would be able to collect the taxes from them and keep track of them. On the flip side, I honestly think that People need to stop and think for a moment when they speak of what they call Illegal's. I do believe that the motto on our Statue of Liberty tells it all,"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door." by Emma Lazarus." If we want to stop illegal's we need to get rid of her first thing. I am positive, as a US citizen we should live up to what we preach. If this is ending up more like an editorial or commentary of my own I am truly sorry. I did not mean to go this far. In a nut shell I liked his blog and agree with it. Power to the thinkers of the world!