Daily Wisdom

May 10, 2006

Letter to Senator Frist

I received the following via E-mail, and it's legit according to Snopes.com HERE. Some interesting views from a former frontline veteran in the U.S. Border Patrol...

Dear Senator Frist:

There is a huge amount of propaganda and myths circulating about illegal aliens, particularly illegal Mexican, Salvadorian, Guatemalan and Honduran aliens.

1. Illegal aliens generally do NOT want U.S. citizenship. Americans are very vain thinking that everybody in the world wants to be a U.S. citizen. Mexicans, and other nationalities want to remain citizens of their home countries while obtaining the benefits offered by the United States such as employment, medical care, in-state tuition, government subsidized housing and free education for their offspring. Their main attraction is employment and their loyalty usually remains at home. They want benefits earned and subsidized by middle class Americans. What illegal aliens want are benefits of American residence without paying the price.

2. There are no jobs that Americans won't do. Illegal aliens are doing jobs that Americans can't take and still support their families. Illegal aliens take low wage jobs, live dozens in a single residence home, share expenses and send money to their home country. There are no jobs that Americans won't do for a decent wage.

3. Every person who illegally entered this nation left a home. They are NOT homeless and they are NOT Americans. Some left jobs in their home countries. They come to send money to their real home as evidenced by the more than 20 billion dollars sent out of the country each year by illegal aliens. These illegal aliens knowingly and willfully entered this nation in violation of the law and therefore assumed the risk of detection and deportation. Those who brought their alien children assumed the responsibility and risk on behalf of their children.

4. Illegal aliens are NOT critical to the economy. Illegal aliens constitute less than 5% of the workforce. However, they reduce wages and benefits for lawful U.S. residents.

5. This is NOT an immigrant nation. There are 280 million native born Americans. While it is true that this nation was settled and founded by immigrants (legal immigrants), it is also true that there is not a nation on this planet that was not settled by immigrants at one time or another.

6. The United States is welcoming to legal immigrants. Illegal aliens are not immigrants by definition. The U.S. accepts more lawful immigrants every year than the rest of the world combined.

7. There is no such thing as the "Hispanic vote". Hispanics are white, brown, black and every shade in between. Hispanics are Repu blicans, Democrats, Anarchists, Communists, Marxists and Independents. The so-called "Hispanic vote" is a myth. Pandering to illegal aliens to get the Hispanic vote is a dead end.

8. Mexico is NOT a friend of the United States. Since 1848 Mexicans have resented the United States. During World War I Mexico allowed German Spies to operate freely in Mexico to spy on the U.S. During World War II Mexico allowed the Axis powers to spy on the U.S. from Mexico. During the Cold War Mexico allowed spies hostile to the U.S. to operate freely. The attack on the Twin Towers in 2001 was cheered and applauded all across Mexico. Today Mexican school children are taught that the U.S. stole California, Arizona, new Mexico and Texas. If you don't believe it, check out some Mexican textbooks written for their schoolchildren.

9. Although some illegal aliens enter this country for a better life, there are 6 billion people on this planet. At least 1 billion of those live on less than one dollar a day. If wanting a better life is a valid excuse to break the law and sneak into America, then let's allow those one billion to come to America and we'll turn the USA into a Third World nation overnight. Besides, there are 280 million native born Americans who want a better life. I'll bet Bill Gates and Donald Trump want a better life. When will the USA lifeboat be full? Since when is wanting a better life a good reason to trash another nation?

10. There is a labor shortage in this country. This is a lie. There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of American housewives, senior citizens, students, unemployed and underemployed who would gladly take jobs at a decent wage.

11. It is racist to want secure borders. What is racist about wanting secure borders and a secure America? What is racist about not wanting people to sneak into America and steal benefits we have set aside for legal aliens, senior citizens, children and other legal residents? What is it about race that entitles people to violate our laws, steal identities, and take the American Dream without paying the price?

For about four decades American politicians have refused to secure our borders and look after the welfare of middle class Americans. These politicians have been of both parties. A huge debt to American society has resulted. This debt will be satisfied and the interest will be high. There has already been riots in the streets by illegal aliens and their supporters. There will be more. You, as a politician, have a choice to offend the illegal aliens who have stolen into this country and demanded the rights afforded to U.S. citizens or to offend those of us who are stakeholders in this country. The interest will be steep either way. There will be civil unrest. There will be a reckoning. Do you have the courage to do what is right for America? Or, will you bow to the wants and needs of those who don't even have the right to remain here?

There will be a reckoning. It will come in November of this year, again in 2008 and yet again in 2010.

We will not allow America to be stolen by third world agitators and thieves.

David J. Stoddard
U.S. Border Patrol (RET)
Hereford, Arizona

Something to think about.


At 5/10/2006 6:48 PM , Blogger Kajun said...

Still thinking bout it!

At 5/10/2006 7:03 PM , Blogger Barb said...

The Republicans had better start listening to the American citizens. A lot of Conservatives are really unhappy with this situation. I read that is actually the reason for the President's poll numbers ,not a whole bunch of new Dims. I don't know any Conservatives who would vote for a Democrat ,but I do know a bunch that would stay home election day.

At 5/10/2006 7:28 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Don't think too hard... I wouldn't want you to hurt yourself. (Just kidding)

Regards (:D)

At 5/10/2006 7:30 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

I agree. I don't know why it's so hard to secure our borders. Sheesh!


At 5/10/2006 7:55 PM , Anonymous Amy Proctor said...

I'm extremely disappointed by Republican politicians. They're abandoning America for what they think is a vote. It isn't. Most Republicans are totally turned off by illegal aliens demanding their non-existent rights. It'll backfire on them and we might even lose the House and/or Senate. I guess we deserve it.

The current rallies are sexed up. They aren't sincere. The first wave of demonstrations by illegals with their Mexican flags and upside down US flags is who they really are; I went to a rally in SC and the rhetoric was totally in sync with what we SAW at the 1st rallies... but the photo ops were just that; staged photo ops. The American flags were shipped in and distributed, although some couldn't resist flying them upside down.

The whole thing makes me angry.

At 5/11/2006 7:50 AM , Blogger boberin said...

Interestingly Congress asked for and got the Spanish (Mexican) version of out National anthem in 1918 or therabouts. That was one of many languages that are considered "official" versions. Back then we must not have been frightened by "aliens" probably because millions were still streaming in, legally no doubt, and they were instrumental in making this country what it was (is).
Seems every day, week or month a new boogie man is trotted out and we are supposed to look to our "leaders" for salvation from the "problem du jour". Some that come to mind, in no particular order, aids, terrorists, sars, bird flu, "illegal" drugs (many variations on this theme exist, what's this week's drug?), cigarettes,alcohol,liberals,gays, gays getting married, the list goes on and on. Each is touted as the end of life as we know it, we are convinced we need to take action!
Once we grow a tad calmer about one issue someone trots out a new one...next!!!
Oddly, it is quite rare that anything meaningful is ever accomplished on any of these things and, somehow we just keep going, not much worse for wear.

At 5/11/2006 1:14 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

I haven't been to any rallies up close and personal, but I believe you're right. You could see how they were acting in the first few rallies. They cleaned up their later rallies for the TV cameras.

At 5/11/2006 1:28 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Back in 1918 we weren't that worried about illegal aliens coming in from Mexico, for the following reasons...
1) They weren't coming at the rate of 3 million per year. 2) If in fact 29% of them were criminals (as there are today)... well, 29% of a small number is a smaller number. 3) There was no such thing as Social Security or welfare. If they did come, nobody paid 'em a dime unless they worked for it like everybody else.

It is NOT rare for the government to accomplish things. Dozens of diseases have been virtually eliminated becuase of vaccination programs. Investiment and education programs have done plenty to combat Aids and Sars. And we've accomplished a lot in the War on Terror. I don't know about those alcohol-drinking, cigarette-smoking gays though.

Regards (:D)

At 5/12/2006 1:33 AM , Blogger camojack said...

We should deploy the National Guard...on National Guard duty.

At 5/12/2006 5:38 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

From what I hear, GWB may be ready to deploy the military!

At 5/12/2006 7:26 PM , Blogger Beerme said...

It is interesting that a few of the "threats du jour" mentioned by boberin, are part of the actual threat of a porous Mexican border.

-Security Threat Groups (Gangs) have been exported by Mexico and El Salvador, as well as other Latin American countries, across our porous border. These gangs are certainly ravaging our cities and have become an inordinate (and particularly violent)portion of our criminal element

-The "Drug War" has made illegal drugs very profitable. Much of this trade comes from or through Mehico. The Coyotes who traffic in Las Drogas, also make a comfortable living in trafficking people, and those people can come from anywhere, including the Middle East

-When a profit can be made on these activities that exceeds the GDPs of many industrial nations, there is always the risk of corruption of government officials. This is arguably a problem in US ICE and Border Patrol staff

-illnesses such as bird flu and other unpronouncable diseases are certainly more prevalent in third world countries than here in the good ol' USA. Could illegal immigration be contributing to a possible epidemic in this country?

In short, this problem is a real problem, with very real consequences. I don't look to my government for help very often, certainly less so than most of my fellow Americans and alot less so than any Democrat, but THIS issue IS a government issue-one of the few they should be dealing with!

While some of our politicians are worrying about baseball players using steroids, there are real government functions that are being ignored.

At 5/12/2006 7:27 PM , Blogger Beerme said...

Whew! Sorry so long-winded there...

At 5/14/2006 2:30 AM , Blogger F.B. Jones said...

I hope we do get the military down on the border. He may be able to save face.

Nice blog, I was just clicking on blog rolls and found it. Keep up the good work.

At 5/14/2006 5:53 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

No problem. Not too long-winded at all. And I agree, this IS an issue for the Feds.

At 5/14/2006 5:54 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

F.B. Jones,
Thanks for saying so! You're welcome to stop in any time.


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