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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

ASSIMILATION

"We should assimilate immigrants into the mainstream. We want immigrants to not just live in America but to live as Americans.”

--- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Schwarzenegger: Amnesty is 'Anarchy'

2 Comments:

  • This is totally true. Why is everyone so angry that people are risking their lives to live in the United States? Even if they are sneaking into the country, it just shows how we are too secure. Anyone should be able to become an American. I don't blame anyone for trying to illegally enter the country (as long as they want to live as good citizens, not criminals) if they cannot get in the normal way. Anyone who wants to be an American should be allowed to. Isn't that what our great country is all about?

    By Blogger Alexander, at 5:34 PM  

  • Alexander:

    Well, no, not exactly. You either misunderstand Arnolds point or you are speaking tongue in cheek. If you were to amend your statement to read ‘anyone who wants to be an American citizen should be allowed to’ you would have a better point but then becoming an American citizen involves more than just getting into the country. Being an American citizen has grave responsibilities not the least of which is to understand our system of government and preparing yourself to effectively participate in it. That is why we have a process by which people can become American citizens. Arguments can be made as how to best do that and whether or not our current process accomplishes it but there should be no argument that it should not be done.

    If you were to propose that we raise our immigration limits I may agree as that still presumes that the process of educating them as to the responsibilities of citizenship will be followed. I would not agree with you but you could even argue that those limits should be removed altogether. Still, the citizenship education process needs to be remain intact and followed. We have enough of our own natural born citizens who do not properly understand the responsibilities, (as apposed to the rights), of American citizenship.

    Short of that you are saying that anyone who wants to live in the United States should be allowed to do so and that I can not agree with. I particularly do not agree that entering the country illegally should be tolerated. I have no problem with immigrants coming here who seek a better life and are willing to follow the rule of law. We owe much to those who have done so in the past. But those who come here illegally demonstrate by so doing that they are willing to defy the rule of law.

    By Anonymous Anotmo, at 10:24 AM  

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