President Bush on Immigration Reform
(You won’t see this on the news)

One of the shortcomings of our current president, President George W Bush, is that he does not come out and talk about the issues very often. I voted for him for a reason, because I believe that he is a good man and that he serves our country honour and the best of intents. I just wish he would come out and talk about the issues more. ALL the issues. Especially the ones that everyone is upset about. Well this last Monday he did just that. He has addressed all of my concerns about illigal immigration and restored my faith in him that was waning due to this subject.

Here is his address. It is in written and video format. It is only 17 minutes long. I encourage everyone to watch it. I also encourage you to pass it on because it will unfortunately not get much if any air-time on the news.

15 May 2006 – President Bush Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

I welcome comments on the President’s address.

The Infiltration and Subversion of America

The following actions need to take place in our country, and soon:

  • Illegal Aliens need to be deported when found.
  • American business owners who hire Illegal Aliens need to be severely fined.
  • Immigrants from any nation need to leave their old country and culture behind and assimilate themselves into the American culture.

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or
origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
Theodore Roosevelt 1907 (Quote Credibility) (Thanks Jen, for introducing me to this quote.) More from Theodore Roosevelt on Immigration

A Plethora of good articles from Bob on Illegal Immigration:
“Illegals Must Acculturate and Assimilate” – Bob Lonsberry
“Is Immigration Reform A Sham?” – Bob Lonsberry
“Bush’s Stand on Illegals Makes No Sense” – Bob Lonsberry
“If ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ works, can we try a week?” – Bob Lonsberry

Following is a copy of a letter that I am sending to my elected officials. You are welcome to use it or the ideas in it to also send to your elected officials. I encourage everyone to call or write you officials and let them know that they need to start doing the will of the people and taking care of the illegal immigration problem or they will be removed from office. (Some easy ways to contact your elected officials: “Contact Elected Officials @ FirstGov”, “Letters to Leaders @ Congress.org”)

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Dear {Name of Elected Official},

This message is about illegal aliens and the subversion of America by foreign cultures.

I love my fellow brothers and sisters from every country in the world. I fully support the influx of immigrants from other countries. Indeed this is how our great country was born. However, people who break our laws even as they cross our borders and infiltrate our nation are a menace and are weakening the fabric of our society. As we continue to allow this to happen, we continue to sign the death warrant of our country.

Illegal aliens are the blood of another country that is hemorrhaging through our borders and into our own country. We are seeing an influx of illegal aliens and we are apparently supporting them. If we were not supporting them, they would not continue to flock to our country.

Invaders from other countries who have no concern for our country whatsoever are freely leaching our resources right out from under us. In fact, we are handing our resources to these criminals on silver platters. We give them medical care, education, transportation, food, lodging, and employment. Why?! Why are we pandering to those who would milk us dry and send our resources back to their homelands?

If we were to see our our nation as a human body, we would see that it is infected with a cancer. A very large and malignant cancer that is metastasizing right before our eyes. If we were to see that, we would rush that body to the hospital for immediate anti-cancer treatment. In reality that is what is happening to our country and yet we do nothing but continue to feed and encourage the cancerous growth!

Our leaders and elected officials continue to prove that they do not care what the people say. The vast majority of American citizens want the borders closed and illegals deported. However, the vast majority of the leaders of this country are ignoring those who put them into power. Apparently our leaders have their own agenda and want only power. Our leaders apparently lack the courage and conviction necessary to stand up for what is right.

We need to stop illegal immigration! We need to punish those who encourage it. We need to disincentivize those who are illegal immigrants from continuing to break our laws.

Let us strike now against our foes and rid ourselves of the vile insurgents which do continue to surround us and drain our resources.

Now to the topic of the subversion of America. American culture is quickly becoming the Amerexican culture.

For centuries, people from cultures and nations the world over have migrated to our great American soil. They have brought with them their rich heritages and cultures and integrated them into our diverse nation. They have learned our language and our customs. They have abided our laws and become fruitful and contributing citizens. They have been a great boon to our society.

Now, however, instead of allowing and encouraging immigrants to integrate themselves into our society, we are redefining our society. We are restructuring our nation to include other nations. Instead of assimilating the newcomers into our communities, we are rebuilding and allowing the rebuilding of our communities to mirror the communities and countries that they left behind. Why?

The examples of balkanization, conflict resulting from competing cultural and linguistic groups occupying the same land and failing to integrate, abound. The former Yugoslavia is the prime example. A less disastrous example is Canada where the French speakers despise their own countrymen and the English speakers feel the same in reverse. Contempt abounds and breeds conflicts. They are unable to unite behind any idea or find common ground. This is already being seen as Mexican communities are set up within or near American communities. Some mingling occurs, but more often conflicts arise.

People from Germany have migrated to America. Did we learn their language? Did we reprint all of our forms and signs in both English and German? Did we do any of that for the Greeks, Russians, Japanese, Italians, etc., etc.? Why then are we doing it now?

Here is an excellent article about “Cultural Suicide” – by Christopher Manion (http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/manion7.html)

Thank you for taking the time to read my comments. I encourage you to contemplate the things that I have said and move forward with plans to ensure the following:
-Illegal Aliens need to be deported when found
-American business owners who hire Illegal Aliens need to be severely fined
-Immigrants from any nation need to leave their old country and culture behind and assimilate themselves into the American culture

I would also appreciate a response from you indicating your intentions on these matters.

One last thing, I am tired of being ignored by my elected officials. If you ignore this message and continue to ignore the will of the people, I will make it my personal agenda to remove you from office. Even if it means that I need to put someone from a different party in your place. You were put into office to do the will of the people. If you do not have the courage or tenacity to do what you said that you would do when you were campaigning for office, you will be removed.

Sincerely,
Your wavering constituent
Jonathan

What All Prison’s Should Be Like

I believe prisons should be designed to be deterrents to crime. Alcatraz was more like what prisons should be. I have never been to prison, but from what I hear, most prisons these days are resorts with all the amenities of a Hilton and more.

A prison should provide a place for criminals the opportunity to change and reform themselves. In order to really change, people need to be able to think clearly and at length about what they have done to get them into prison. In order to change, people also need to provide service to others. Community service.

Prisons should not provide any entertainment other than physical activity. No movies, no television, no music, no talk radio, nothing. Maybe books. However, not just any books, they should be good books, like the bible, or other literary classics. Books with good morals and uplifting stories.

Prisons should not be a burden on society. Prisons should provide many useful benefits to society, aside from just keeping criminals off the streets. A prison should be funded largely or entirely by the labor of the inmates. Prisoners should be doing useful labor. Like all of those jobs that people say Americans do not want to do. Make prisoners do them. Make them serve the country that they have transgressed against. Making roads, stamping license plates, building things. They should grow and harvest their own food. They should clean their own clothes.

Prison inmates should not be getting college degrees while they are in prison, unless they are paying for it with money they earn. A college degree is an excellent thing to get, but how are we helping society when law abiding citizens have a harder time getting money for a college degree than criminals?

Here are some links to information about a sheriff in Arizona and his idea of how prisons should be. I like his thinking.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Tent City Jail
An Arizona sheriff dismissed prisoners’ bellyaching about the heat by pointing out that soldiers serving in Iraq cope with similar conditions.