REMEMBER THE ALAMO 2006written May 1st, 2006-- "Legal Citizen Celebration Day"-- WAVE YOUR UNITED STATES FLAG!
(reprinted by permission)
When a large mass of citizens (yes citizens of other countries) break across our borders and amass together, then make demands upon the legal citizens of a country, and then go on-strike to prove the strength of their force, that's economic warfare-- or extortion, your choice.
Let them show how powerful they've become within our economy, while taking pay under-the-table and depriving our country of taxes that are paid by ALL legal workers. Remind us that we the legal citizens, in turn, are forced to pay more and higher taxes, in order to cover their illegal acts and to support their subsistence and their families. Even the wear and tear which their automobiles put upon our roads and highways put further demands on our taxes and the price of gasoline, in order to maintain and repair these roads.
Maybe we'll realize how large a threat this invasion has become, and we will fight to reclaim our country from this invasion. Maybe we'll realize once again what a large young workforce of legal citizens we do have. And maybe all of the unemployed younger people (many even with college educations) will once again have more options than the proverbial McD's. Maybe these young workers will finally be able to get a job without that Catch-22 "two years experience required." Possibly we'll once again have legal workers who speak the common language used and accepted in this country since before its founding-- the same language forced upon all legal immigrants including all of our ancestors, and even upon the native-Americans who lived here long before Europeans arrived.
Why do we have these lands that were once parts of Mexico, these lands which the radical pro-Mexican groups claim are theirs? Because we, the United States, purchased them, or because they were won in wars against oppressive and abusive leaders appointed by a corrupted Mexican government or overrun by Mexican outlaws. These disruptive radicals are crying over the proverbial spilled milk. And now they organize and attempt to amass an army to invade our economy?
These same people who make their demands to receive free citizenship in the United States simply cannot make such claims when first, they still raise the flag of the country of their own citizenship, and second because they cannot swear to uphold the laws of the United States when in fact their very presence within its borders resulted from illegal acts against those laws. And how many of them actually want citizenship? Many just want to live here and continue to be paid under-the-table, to use and absorb our benefits, with no obligation-- while maintaining their citizenship to their country of origin.
I say "country" and not "countries," because it appears to be only those who have illegally entered from Mexico who are making these demands, and now even claiming that calling their acts "illegal" is racism. Isn't that racism itself?!?! Is it racism that their act of leaving Mexico is called "illegal," even by that country of their beloved origin? What about the many who have entered this country illegally from all of the other continents of this world-- Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe-- please explain how the use of the word "illegal" is somehow racial-profiling.
Who are they calling "racist"-- the legal citizens of the United States of America, the "melting-pot of the world" which consists of legal citizens comprised of peoples out of every nationality and race in the world? The legal citizens of a country which has opened opportunities for millions who have come legally, for centuries, and who have vowed to uphold the laws of this land?
Why do these people want so much to come to the United States? Because this country has, for several centuries and more, developed itself by the disciplines of law and order, and the combined cooperative efforts which promoted an economy which in turn produced most or all of the things which people throughout the world seek-- technical advances such as the automobile, electricity, effective community plumbing and sewage, computers, and a plethora of other inventions. These would not have been possible without the organized structure of law, which protected the patents of these inventions, as well as controlling their development in a positive way and in an economy based upon governing laws. And those laws include who enters and who does not.
Why are there so few citizens of the United States attempting to enter Mexico ilegally? Because that country has lacked the legal structure that forms our country's common freedoms, which in turn promoted the development of this country's advances.
Many of our families have hardly risen above our original ancestors' economic and/or social status (whether in 25 or 250 years). These are the same legal citizens of the United States who still struggle to survive on a day to day or month to month basis. They are the ones who are most endangered by this economic invasion of an assembling mass that wishes to leap above the common citizens of this country who have struggled for generations, while having the latter pay their way.
Remember the Alamo. The San Antonio area was settled (ie civilized and organized) by Spanish settlers, not by Mexico. Systems of law and justice were also developed. Some may claim that there was corruption and greed in the acts of missionaries. There is corruption and greed within every level of our own country's political-legal system. Yet, these are the aberrations, the illnesses within the system, not the system of our civilization, based upon law and justice itself.
Did Texas originally belong to the Mexican peoples? No-- it was inhabited for milleniums by a wide diversity of native Americans who lived north of the Rio Grande. The country of Mexico itself was gradually organized by the Spanish, which eventually included the satellite-lands of Texas which had been settled and included by the Spanish-- not by the indigent Mexicans. The government of Mexico gradually developed out of Spanish and indigent efforts, culminating in the Constitution of 1824 which in fact did not even address the rights of its various geographic republics (including Texas).
It was not until 1830 that the loosely-organized Mexican government forbid further emigration of settlers into the Texas territory from the existing United States. It was the citizenship of Texas (including settlers of European descent as well as those native Americans who had resided there for milleniums) which ultimately chose to reject the government of Mexico in 1836, followed four days later by the fall of the Alamo. Texans eventually won their freedom from Mexico in a decisive battle, six weeks later.
The United States of America did not 'steal' the territory from Mexico-- not through any Euro-American 'white settler' greed, nor through any corrupt acts of greedy missionaries, who had helped to organize and strengthen the area of Texas into a civilized entity, under one system of law. It was not for another ten years following the birth of the Republic of Texas, that this state even became part of the United States of America.
It is the idealism of our struggle to maintain and protect this same civilization which has become the United States of America, and its laws and its quest for justice, which continues our own country's existence. Why, then, should those who come by covert or by forceful means which violate our immigration laws, those who work in scoffing disregard for our tax laws, and those who make corrupt demands upon this same country's quest for law and justice, be given any concession whatsoever? They raise an insult to the millions of every race and continent, who wait in turn with hopes for their own legal-immigration approval.
How did Texas evolve from milleniums of native American inhabitants into its eventual more-European civilization? The Europeans and their descended colonists of the United States (as it existed at the time) gradually moved in, creating their own civilization, laws and culture which ultimately prevailed. Is this not what is happening now, in reverse (although without any law)? What was the action of the Mexican government which ruled Texas at the time? They stopped immigration. But they acted too late. The original dwellers, the Spanish settlers and the later immigrants had already organized-- but into a civilization based upon law and a civilization chosen by and in mutual support of its peoples, and not based upon mere ownership of a land by claims of force.
Remember the Alamo. It symbolizes the quest of a common people to establish and to maintain a common culture and civilization, through common laws which they have chosen to govern them. It symbolizes the stand of a civilized people against the attack of usurping corruption. It was a stand by those who were given no recognition as peoples by the government of Mexico, which made claims to their lands but failed to recognize them as peoples of a civilization, which had become organized and established by law and order.
Is this not much the same as what is happening today, in reverse, where people want our land and our wealth, while failing to recognize its laws, its mutual obligations and the responsibilities of its citizens toward that common and yet diverse civilization?
What do these Mexican Citizens want-- those who are upon US soil in violation of its laws-- and their mass-organizers, in the final analysis? They want the material wealth of the United States peoples-- but not the laws which protect its civilization and the economy which created that wealth. In effect, they wish to make claims to a lawless civilization within the United States by assembling and now organizing mass-numbers, and now through economic threat. They take to force yet they fail to be accountable. They aggress by abusing an economic structure in which they fail to fully participate, by paying taxes and by standing as accountable people. They attempt to seize rights, but not through any legal means, and not based upon any legal structure-- but in fact in defiance of the laws of the United States of America.
In the final analysis, they wish to make claim and to seize that which is not theirs by right or by law. They offer no accountability, and their very presence denies their intent to participate in the lawful, civilized structure of this country. And they carry the Mexican flag of their Citizenship as a battle-flag, as they declare their war-- but they do not represent Mexico, because they violated even the laws of Mexico by illegally leaving that country and weakening Mexico's own economic stability by their lack of accountability to the country of their Citizenship.
One wonders how the citizens of the United States of America can expect any more, from them.