Thursday, March 27, 2008

Defend Your Citizenship.


What have you done to contribute to and improve the United States of America (other than being born here, which was fortunate for us indeed) that entitles you to more rights and happiness than an illegal alien? Than a legal immigrant?
(This is a fabulous country--no wonder so many people want to come here--that can be improved, of course.)

27 comments:

  1. I do the following things to make myself a better American: vote, care, try, learn, grow, show, teach, think, love, give, consider, question, clarify, evaluate, judge, listen, believe, attempt, risk, live, wake, swim, run, walk, rake, shovel, drive, share, laugh, joke, talk, challenge...

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  2. I do know/realize there are people in this country (who were not born here) that make more money than I do; give more money than I do; have smarter kids than I do; are more intelligent than I am; work harder than I do; try more than I do; contribute more to America than I do. That is what this country is based on: combining our talents to create the best country ever. I wish there was a way we could make every person who wants to come here come here legally ! I get really frustrated when I learn about the Mexican women who come here illegally during the night just to have their baby born on U.S. soil--then we taxpayers pay for the birthing services and for the dilemma that arises from having an illegal mother have a legal baby here! Something must be done, but we also must welcome all the legal immigrants to this country--they make it a better place, for sure.

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  3. I hate illegal immigrants for they steal our medicare money for having thier kids in our hospitol and cant pay for it. but on other hand they do our dirty jobs like john morrels (spelling) n like sewer jobs. I vote for this country n work here for the U.S and pay my taxes!

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  4. I cant say I do much to improve this place besides letting them take money from me(only cause im basically forced to). I think its worthless to vote because I really dont care and its not like my one single vote is gonna change anything.

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  5. Great points about taxes, fellas. Without taxation, we wouldn't have much structure to enjoy. You guys do work very hard to earn your pay and do pay your taxes, but do you do other things to be good Americans?

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  6. i really havnt done anything to improve the U.S. but as for the immigrants i mean i dont know anyone who would not do anything they could to get out of a bad situation. These people dont know where to go and if they are willing to risk their lives to come here and work nasty jobs just to try to give their families the best chance of success possible then i respect them for that just like i would if i saw an american family do everything they could to succeed in life.

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  7. Tommy--you have done a lot: you use your natural and learned skills in driving your racecar; you work hard to provide people with quality groceries for their homes; you think hard in school (in my experience, you are a very analytical and deep contemplator). You are a fine American for these reasons. You wake up and take advantage of public schooling. You'll likely have a fine family one day, too!

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  8. i realize that some people jump the border and just end breaking the law and ending up in prison and they should be sent back to where they came from and delt with there. As for the legal immigrants they did what they had to do to come to America and if they get into trouble here they can deal with the consequenses here just like the other people born in America. we are all people just trying to make it through life the only way we know how right or wrong.

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  9. i have not do enything to help this country and i probley whount ever do enything to make it beater

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  10. Jake--your wit alone has improved the lives of each and every person you know. You've enlightened my classes in permanent ways and loaned me movies that will entertain and educate me, for sure. You also work hard at Lewis, contributing to capitalism and to the American way of life!

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  11. Jake--your sense of humor is also unparalleled.

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  12. Yes it might have been fortunate that we were born here but when your not born here dont come and wreck our country. Is seems to me if its so bad dont bring it with you and think you own the country now.

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  13. Just to get another post in on my 20 needed...I no longer work at the grocery store haha, now I have a real job building houses making the big bucks!

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  14. We are fortunate to have Tommy building quality homes. Imagine the lives he will be improving. Imagine the people who will be happier because of what he creates. In fact, I might be one of them! My wife, daughter, and I might be moving soon to Brandon or the areas between Sioux Falls and Brandon. We might purchase, if we can afford it, a house Tommy would be working on. Congratulations and gratitude, Tommy!

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  15. To help with the world I might I used to be in boy scouts and when I was in we adopted a road and we cleaned that road that cleaned our enviroment which indeed helped the world.

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  16. Michael--A lot of immigrants don't wreck our country. Many of them enhance our country in immeasurable ways. They do more than I do. They create an America that is stronger than before. Some of them become the best members of their communities. My ancestors, after arriving from Denmark and Sweden, worked hard to contribute to America--and I am grateful. (True, there are issues we need to resolve; some immigrants are absolutely leeching, which is sad and disgusting to me. However, can you blame people for wanting to come here? It's better here. I'd want to come here, too. I'd like to think that I'd do it legally, though, of course.)

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  17. Michael--A lot of immigrants don't wreck our country. Many of them enhance our country in immeasurable ways. They do more than I do. They create an America that is stronger than before. Some of them become the best members of their communities. My ancestors, after arriving from Denmark and Sweden, worked hard to contribute to America--and I am grateful. (True, there are issues we need to resolve; some immigrants are absolutely leeching, which is sad and disgusting to me. However, can you blame people for wanting to come here? It's better here. I'd want to come here, too. I'd like to think that I'd do it legally, though, of course.)

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  18. Boy Scouts is an excellent way to do all you can for yourself and for others. Well done.

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  19. Is there a way we can put ourselves in illegal immigrants' shoes? I would want to come here, too, if I were born south of the border. It must be pretty terrible there if they are willing to risk their lives to come to America. Cubans will defect from the communist regime of Castro, getting into rafts on the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico! They risk their lives to start new ones here in the USA. Truly, we have a wonderful country. I love it here and feel very fortunate that I was born here.

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  20. I havent done anything its what my ancestors did. But i dont think that that makes use better than a different race. Just because your skin color or you were raised different doesnt make one better than the other.

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  21. I know people want to come here and live in nice places but when some of them do they bring there problems and troubles that isent right they make more work for us and it crap.

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  22. Sometimes skin color does have somthing to do with is look at the people that are in trouble just look.

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  23. Michael--I'm not sure skin color has everything to do with it. Is it environment, instead, that affects a person's adult behavior? If you have a rough childhood, is it more likely you will have a rough adulthood? And do rough childhoods lead to more criminal activity--or a higher likelihood of criminal activity? Because biologically-speaking, we're all the same.

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  24. Michael's right--when people from other countries make unfair work for us, that's unfortunate. I wish I had the answers! I wish we could make sure that every single person who wanted to get here could do so, but legally .

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  25. Koch--Great point, giving credit to your ancestors. However, receive/take some credit. You do a lot for me, and I'm part of this country. You show up, contribute ideas, loan films, write, listen, question, wonder. Take some credit, Mr. Koch, please. You deserve and have earned credit in my eyes. Now graduate, and the diploma will be a huge symbol of the "credit" you've earned.

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  26. I know black people who behave and think brilliantly. I know white people who behave and think idioTically.
    (I forgot the "t"--whoops. Case in point.)

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