Saturday, March 03, 2007

A Break-In !

This post first ran in July of 2006!

A Break-In !

I received this as a forwarded e-mail. I did not write it. It represents itself as a "letter to the editor" of some publication, or other. I have no idea who wrote it, and no idea of the editor who may have received it, and no idea of the publication within which, it may have appeared. Having said all that, the letter, itself, describes, so well, the situation America finds herself in with illegal aliens today, that I simply had to pass it along to you, the readers of this blog.

Here is the "Letter to the Editor":


"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 U.S. 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 these protests.

Let's say I break into your house and 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 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.

Did I miss anything?

Does this sound reasonable to you?

If it does, grab a sign and go picket something.

If this sounds insane to you, call your senators and enlighten them because they are stumbling in the darkness right now and really need your help!"

Author Unknown


Does this not sum it up beautifully?

Why do you suppose it is that the everyday, common, citizen in America, can see, and define, the problem so well while the men and women we pay so much to represent us in the Congress cannot see this at all.

There is a disconnect between the citizens of this country and our lawmakers. The fact that the disconnect exists, at all, is a serious danger to the country.


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