Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Why do people get so upset and insist that everything be in English. I love it when people say "This is America and that is the language." Well actually, we do not "officially" have a language so wrongo buckaroo.Maybe if we did, it really should be Navajo or Hopi or how about Apache?
Mmm, I wonder how the various Native Americans weigh in on the language issue. Has anyone asked them? My city Spokane actually means "Children of the Sun". Isn't is beautiful? And it's so much easier and simpler than saying Children of the Sun. I guess that is the one thing the Native Americans got to do, name cities.
Why don't we learn any of the Indian languages in school? Could it be because percentage wise there are not many Native Americans? I mean aren't they the "real" Americans? What is a real American? What makes for a true American? Our constitution says if you want to become a President then you have to be born here. But if you want to be a Senator or a Governor you can be born anywhere. Case in point, Arnold the Terminator is the Governor of California.
Would you say Arnold is a "true" American? I think many would say yes. He serves his country. He works hard. He pays taxes. But he talks funny. He seems a bit different. Of course he's different. He's a bonafide Republican married to a member of Democrat Royalty.
Are people all in a huff over the immigration issue because the fact is that the people did not come her legally. Is that the issue?
Does anyone remember when the Pilgrims came over or when hoards of immigrants came over and entered through Ellis Island? Why did they come? Was it for opportunity. To make a better life for themselves and their families? Things were not so great in their own countries. Remember the great potato famine in Ireland? Did America turn her back? Did she welcome them with open arms like the Native Americans? Or did she throw them to the curb?
Do you think anyone leaves their family, their friends, their country for they are bored with their life and want some sort of an adventure? Do you think someone risks their life crossing a border and goes in debt to a blood sucking "coyote" for they have nothing better to do? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in a foreign country, away from loved ones completely on your own with no back up? What would you do? How would you survive?
Maybe the reason everyone is in such a huff is because our economy is in the toilet. Who did that? Are the illegals responsible for that? Seems like they are trying to be blamed for a lot. Remember what Hitler did not that long ago? Who was the problem then? Germany was not in the best of shape financially so someone had to take the blame, right?
Haven't we learned by now that we should not point fingers at people? Haven't we learned that nothing is ever gained by segregation? Haven't we learned that it is better to unite than to divide? Times are tough right now. I'm not going to sugar coat it but pinning our troubles on the illegal immigrants is not going to solve anything.
So the next time you read some article or get forwarded some e-mail about all the trouble the illegals are causing why not sit back and try to walk in their shoes for a moment. Many people have lost jobs and are unemployed and having tough times right now. If you had the option to leave your family, risk your life and put yourself in debt would you do it? Would you work hard, send money home to your family and save, save, save? Would you have trouble learning the language in Slovakia or would it come to you in a snap?
How do you think great men like Gandhi or Martin Luther King would respond to the illegal aliens? What would Jesus do? I have a feeling their choices would be spot on. Are you responding in kind?