A lady wrote the best letter in the Editorials in ages!! It
explains things better than all the balderdash you hear on TV.
Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the
country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of
illegal immigration. Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own
borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to
stay indefinitely. Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind
Let’s say I break into your house. Let’s say that when you
discover me in your house, you insist that I leave. But I say, “I’ve made
all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors;
I’ve done all the things you don’t like to do. I’m hard-working and honest
(except for when I broke into your house).
According to the protesters, not only must you let me stay,
you must add me to your family’s insurance plan, educate my kids, and provide
other benefits to me and to my family (my husband will do your yard work
because he too is hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part).
If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will
picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my right to be there.
It’s only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house
than I do, and I’m just trying to better myself. I’m hard-working and honest,
um, except for well, you know. And what a deal it is for me!! I live in your
house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is
nothing you can do about it without being accused of selfishness, prejudice and
being anti-housebreaker. Oh yes, and I want you to learn my language so you can
communicate with me
Why can’t people see how ridiculous this is?! Only in