I am down here watching CNN and I am wondering how it seems that everyone is missing the whole point about immigration,borders and the United States of America. First lets have a brief little history lesson. 1) England financed the development and provided security for the 13 original colonies. In return, we screwed England as a thank you and set up a new independant country. 2) Around 1850 somebody concocted the term “MANIFEST DESTINY”. The definition is ” a future event accepted as inevitable”. That event was the will of GOD, that the United States would embrace the imperialistic expansion west to the Pacific. In the process, the United States made treatys with the indigenous populations. The United States broke every treaty ever signed with the native American Tribes. 3) The Louisiana Purchase was purchased for peanuts from a French Royal at a time when he had his luggage packed and needed some quick traveling cash. (Ever hear of the French Revolution ?) 4) The United States bought Alaska for more peanuts but from a Russian Czar that also needed to get out of Dodge in a hurry. 5) In short, The United States stole California and the Southwest from Mexico. Spain stole it from the native indigenous population, subjugated them as slave labor overseen by the Missions and Catholic Priests in California. So what is my point ? NOBODY HAS CLEAN HANDS IN OUR HISTORY! OUR HUMAN RACE IS PATHETIC ! DON’T GET ME WRONG ! AMERICA HAS DONE SOME GREAT THINGS. LIKE WWII ! OUR GREATEST GENERATION ! WE GOT INTO THAT WAR A LITTLE LATE AS FAR AS I CAN FIGURE. DID WE SAVE THE WORLD? BY THE TIME WE WERE FORCED INTO THE WAR WE WERE MOSTLY CONCERNED ABOUT SAVING OUR OWN BUTTS BY SAVING OUR ALLIES. Sorry if I am drifting but just go with it for a minute or two longer POINT # 1. NOT EVERYBODY CAN LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES POINT # 2. THE UNITED STATES STOLE THIS LAND. (BECAUSE IT WAS GODS WILL???) IN THIS WORLD YOU CAN HAVE WHATEVER YOU CAN HOLD ONTO.. WE DO NOT HAVE CLEAN HANDS AT OUR SOUTHERN BORDER OF THE UNITED STATES. EVERYBODY CAN NOT MOVE TO THE UNITED STATES. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR YEARS TO ENTER INTO THE USA LEGALLY !!! EVERYONE THAT ENTERS ILLEGALLY CUTS IN FRONT OF THOSE WAITING TO ENTER LEGALLY !!
I was born in Southern California and raised in Southern California and lived in Los Angeles County most of my life. I was raised with, and went to school with and worked with Latinos. I speak Spanish. I love Mexico and I love Mexicans and all latinos. Mexicans/Latinos are FAMILY FIRST people. It is a bad idea to mess with a Mexican Family.
Perfect example that my words can not express.
I worked once at a door manufacturing company and I was a forman. There were about 30 employees and almost exclusively Mexican and El Salvadorans. A big Mexican worker was giving a small Mexican worker a bad time. Somebody loosened the front wheel of the small guys bicycle and he fell off the bike. The small Mexican acused the big guy of loosening the nuts on the wheel fork. The big guy said something very insulting about the small guys mother. This young man walked up to a guy that was 80 pounds heavier and 10 ” taller and before he could do a thing, the big guy decked him…hard! I jumped off my forklift and got between them and asked who threw the first punch. ( WHILE I AM SURROUNDED BY 30 lATINOS.) THE BIG GUY ADMITED HE DID THROW THE FIRST PUNCH. I FIRED HIM ON THE SPOT. MADE HIM LEAVE AND TOLD HIM TO COME BACK LATER THAT DAY FOR HIS CHECK. I walked him off the property. THE LITTLE GUY KEPT HIS JOB. WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT ? BECAUSE LATINOS OVER ALL MAY NOT HAVE ALOT OF MONEY. BUT I GUARANTEE YOU THEY HAVE PRIDE AND THEY ARE LOYAL FRIENDS AND FEARLESSLY LOYAL TO THEIR FAMILIES!!
DID YOU KNOW LATINOS ARE THE HIGHEST DEMOGRAPHIC PERCENTAGE RATE FOR RECEIVING MILITARY DECORATIONS FOR ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY.. INCLUDING…
THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDALS OF HONOR ??
SEPERATING FAMILY MEMBERS AT THE BORDER WAS NOT A SMART MOVE. HOWEVER, I UNDERSTAND THE LOGIC AND THE CAUSE AND EFFECT.
WHEN THE SEPERATION OF FAMILIES WAS REPORTED IN MEXICO, I KNOW THE ILLEGAL FOOT TRAFFIC CAME TO A NEAR HALT. I DON’T NEED A NEWSCASTER TO TELL ME THAT. IF YOU TRY TO SEPERATE A MEXICAN FROM HIS KIDS AND FAMILY, YOU ARE PLAYING A VERY DANGEROUS GAME. THIS IS NOT A SOLUTION. I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH LATINOS AND LATINAS FOR MANY YEARS. I MUST TELL YOU THAT I GOT THE BETTER PART OF THAT DEAL. LATINOS HAVE BEEN WILLING TO WORK HARDER FOR LESS MONEY FOR A VERY LONG TIME.
I HAVE THE SOLUTION. BUY NOBODY REALLY GIVES A DAMN… OR DO THEY? EVERYBODY WANTS THE DRAMA, THE MEDIA LOVES THE ATTACK AND EVERYBODY PLAYS THE BLAME GAME ! TO SOLVE ANY PROBLEM WE NEED TO CONSIDER ALL THE FACTORS AND TRY TO CALCULATE A SOLUTION. OR…. WE NEED TO START WITH A DESIRED SOLUTION AND CALCULATE THE EQUATION IN REVERSE. THIS WHOLE ISSUE HAS BECOME SUCH A POLARIZED ISSUE THAT IT IS NOT CLEAR TO ME IF ANYONE IS PROPOSING ANY REAL POSITIVE SOLUTION AT ALL ! ARE WE HEADED FOR ISOLATIONISM ? IS IT WEALTH RE-DISTRIBUTION ? ARE WE SAILING INTO CONTINUED IN FIGHTING AND PERPETUAL HATRED ? OK, HERE IS MY SOLUTION. PRESIDENT TRUMP INVITES THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO TO THE WHITE HOUSE /OR PRESIDENT TRUMP TRAVELS TO MEXICO.
1) MEXICO WE KNOW WILL NEVER PAY FOR THE WALL 2) MEXICO HAS NO INCENTIVE TO COOPERERATE WITH THE USA. 3) WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT MEXICANS BELIEVE THAT THE USA STOLE CALIFORNIA AND OTHER STATES IN THE SOUTHWEST. (THEY BELIEVE THIS BECAUSE WE DID STEAL THE LAND! HOWEVER , THAT WAS OK BECAUSE OF MANIFEST DESTINY/ GOD TOLD US TO DO IT!
I ALWAYS GET REALLY CAUTIOUS WHENEVER ANYONE SAYS THAT GOD TOLD THEM TO DO ANYTHING. THIS IS AGAIN SIMILAR TO THE ISRAELI PALESTINIAN CONFLICT. I DO NOT BELIEVE GOD IS TALKING TO ANYONE RIGHT NOW. I THINK HE IS WATCHING THE CIRCUS AND WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH ALL OF US CLOWNS ! THAT INCLUDES YOU AND ME AND ALL THE OTHER CLOWNS !!
PRESIDENT TRUMP NEEDS TO MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO, ENRIQUE PENA NIETO AND EXPLAIN THAT OUR BORDER NEEDS TO BE CONTROLLED AND ASK THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO HOW CAN HE HELP US ACHIEVE THAT GOAL ? WHAT CAN HE SAY? HE CAN’T SAY THAT HE JUST WILL NOT HELP ! WE CAN NOT OFFER A 1 TIME AMNESTY OPTION. RONALD REAGAN ALREADY DID THAT AND IT DID NOT WORK. MANY MEXICANS WORK IN THE USA AND SEND MONEY BACK HOME TO MEXICO TO HELP THEIR FAMILIES THAT THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO WILL NEVER WANT TO CUT THAT FLOW OF US DOLLARS INTO MEXICO. THE UNITED STATES WILL NEVER GIVE BACK THE LAND WE STOLE FROM MEXICO FROM GENERATIONS AGO. SO WHAT IS THE SOLUTION ? WHY ISN’T ANYONE TALKING ABOUT MEXICOS’ STRICT IMMIGRATION POLICIES? OK MR. PRESIDENTS,
TAKE A STRIP OF THAT BORDER HALF MEXICO AND HALF USA AND DEVELOP IT AS A BRAND NEW KIND OF BUSINESS DISTRICT FOR MANUFACTURING AND JOB CREATION FOR USA CITIZENS AND MEXICAN CITIZENS. THE AREA CAN INCLUDE AT COST FAMILY HOUSING.PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO IS GOING TO SAY NO TO THIS ? FAMILIES ARE SEPARATED NOW BECAUSE HUSBANDS AND MOTHERS SNEAK INTO THE USA TO TO WORK !! THEY GET PAID PEANUTS IN MEXICO ! PRESIDENT TRUMP, MAKE A DEAL !!!! GET MEXICO TO HELP WITH BORDER CONTROL ! THEY WILL DO IT IF YOU CAN CONVINCE THEM THAT THIS IS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF MEXICO AND MEXICANS AND ALL LATINOS. MR. PRESIDENT, YOU ARE THE BIG DEAL GUY ! BUILD IT RIGHT ON THE BORDER SPLIT RIGHT ON THE LINE. MAKE IT GOOD FOR MEXICO AND GOOD FOR THE USA.
MR. PRESIDENT, YOU CAN CONTROL THE BORDER, GIVE INCENTIVES TO DOMESTIC AS WELL AS INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES TO INVEST IN THE AREA. YOU CAN KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER. THINK OF IT AS A INTERNATIONAL MERGER ! IT COULD BE HUGE AND A WIN / WIN !! THINK OF THIS AS A “BIG PICTURE” SITUATION AND WHAT PEOPLE WILL THINK OF YOU IN 50 YEARS.
WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO THE WHITE HOUSE ?