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Old 07-26-2007, 09:09 PM
 
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OK, then...how about this...we SELL the idea of citizenship. Have a Hip-Hop group welcoming "new blood" to our " 'hood"....it could be done tastefully, or more "in-your-face", but the idea (on English and Spanish TV channels) is that CITIZENSHIP is a valuable thing...it is, in other words, "COOL" to be a citizen. Attractive, skimpily-clad dancers could gyrate across the stage, inviting EVERYONE to become citizens. Make citizenship as desirable as a case of beer, or a brand new car, and hire a Madison Avenue firm to make everyone CRAVE citizenship...I think it could be done...any comments?..
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:01 AM
 
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Why in all heaven's name would you want everyone craving citizenship? We already have too many in this country now. We need to get rid of the darn illegals and put a moratorium on all legal immigration until the ones that are here assimilate. After that, we need to go back to the number of legal immigrants we had before 1965.
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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OK, then...how about this...we SELL the idea of citizenship. Have a Hip-Hop group welcoming "new blood" to our " 'hood"....it could be done tastefully, or more "in-your-face", but the idea (on English and Spanish TV channels) is that CITIZENSHIP is a valuable thing...it is, in other words, "COOL" to be a citizen. Attractive, skimpily-clad dancers could gyrate across the stage, inviting EVERYONE to become citizens. Make citizenship as desirable as a case of beer, or a brand new car, and hire a Madison Avenue firm to make everyone CRAVE citizenship...I think it could be done...any comments?..
Why should they be treated differently then other immigrants that stood in line, waited years and years to become a citizen. You know the right way -

You know, the ones who truly wanted to be here and obey the laws in this country. You know the ones who really want to prosper here and make a good life for themselves/family and contribute in a way that isn't sucking off the American Tax-payers.

Why should they be enticed with a car or anything alike. Why should Americans be flipping for cars for these people? Really, you need to read your posts before hitting submit - They are way out there....
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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Why in all heaven's name would you want everyone craving citizenship? We already have too many in this country now. We need to get rid of the darn illegals and put a moratorium on all legal immigration until the ones that are here assimilate. After that, we need to go back to the number of legal immigrants we had before 1965.
But if "all the darn illegals" became citizens, then they would no longer be "darn illegals" and therefore there'd be no problem.....
(PS in all honesty, some of them would probably still be "darn"--just not "darn illegals")
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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OK, here's my LAST idea--and I KNOW many people are going to become impatient, but hear me out....we all get together (with legal counsel, of course) and sign some sort of affidavit agreeing to VOLUNTARILY RENOUNCE our Amerixcan citizenship--say for a 5-year period. That way, we'd ALL be illegals; we could all get our JOBS BACK, and meanwhile, the police couldn't touch us. This would give us a 5-year window in which we could start over, assess the situation, etc., . At that time, those who so desired could RESUME their American citizenship. Meanwhile, all the FOREIGN illegals would have gone home in disgust....sounds far-out, I know, but what's not to like?
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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OK, here's my LAST idea--and I KNOW many people are going to become impatient, but hear me out....we all get together (with legal counsel, of course) and sign some sort of affidavit agreeing to VOLUNTARILY RENOUNCE our Amerixcan citizenship--say for a 5-year period. That way, we'd ALL be illegals; we could all get our JOBS BACK, and meanwhile, the police couldn't touch us. This would give us a 5-year window in which we could start over, assess the situation, etc., . At that time, those who so desired could RESUME their American citizenship. Meanwhile, all the FOREIGN illegals would have gone home in disgust....sounds far-out, I know, but what's not to like?

You're kidding right?

Your whole post is just so laughable, that I could never take you serious.
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Old 07-27-2007, 02:31 PM
 
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You're kidding right?

Your whole post is just so laughable, that I could never take you serious.
You're quite correct--the fact is, I don't have universal health care, and have to pay my psychiatrist's bills out-of-pocket. Now that I'm getting behind in my payments, he's threatened to "let me crack up"....perhaps this is what you're noticing in my posts.....
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