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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Small Rant, Support our Troops!

Thanks to all the military that protect us now and have watched over us for the last 234 years and the Marines for 235 years! Thank you!

I'm sure this is an old post, it is supposedly from Maxine.

We need to show more sympathy for these people.
* They travel miles in the heat.
* They risk their lives crossing a border.
* They don't get paid enough wages.
* They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do.
* They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language.
* They rarely see their families, and they face adversity all day every day.
I'm not talking about illegal Mexicans. I'm talking about our military troops! Doesn't it seem strange that many Democrats and Republicans are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegals, but don't support our troops, and are even threatening to defund them?

And, I am not against immigration but I am against illegal trespassers. I don't think trespassers should be called "immigrants" and given social benefits.

'Nuff said.


Teresa said...

Oh, dear... not sure I should wade into this one, however, not being one known to be cautious and sensible sometimes... I will!

1. Illegals. I couldn't agree more. As an immigrant myself, I consider it a grossly unfair disgrace that my family and I underwent rigorous medical testing (complete with wandering around the halls of the American Embassy in London wearing one of those ridiculous hospital gowns that never stay closed in the back) that included being x-rayed, tine tests, any vaccinations that were deemed necessary (which we already had), determining our mental competency, etc. We also had to prove that we would be good, productive citizens that would make a positive contribution to this country, and that we had no type of criminal record whatsoever. THEN, we were put on a waiting list!

Now, I have no problem with any of this. Anything worth having is worth protecting, and possible immigrants should be qualified and prepared to support their new country. Which my family and I fully do. None of us have ever been on any type of public assistance (and hope we continue to have good health so that we don't ever have to) and you can cool believe, when the hubby's band plays at an American Legion dance and they play the national anthem before the dance begins I stand straight and tall with my hand over my heart to proudly salute this wonderful country. In fact, it generally brings a lump to my throat and I'm overwhelmed with love for America. This is what immigration is about.

2. Troops.... (got something to say about that too!). AMEN!! My son served in the US Navy and I was glad he was willing make the sacrifices it involves. I say draft the politicians into the military and let them experience it firsthand. They'd probably come away with a new appreciation for our troops.

Okay, end of rant. Can you tell I have strong feelings on the subject? You really got something started on that one didn't you, Jo? ! :-)

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Teresa, I am with you and glad you commented. I am proud of you as an American.

We adopted two children in Bolivia and it was not easy for them to become citizens. We went from Bolivia to Chile with them on Bolivian Passports and legal custody and the consul there did not want to give us tourist visas to come on home leave, he thought we would leave them here in the States illegally. They were only about 2 and 3 or 3 and 4 years old. I think it took about 8 years for the adoption and citizenship. So I really empathize with you.

Thank you sooo much. I am so proud of our country and military. Thank you son for me.

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