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Old 02-09-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Easy there:

I hate to say this; but looking at just the 'Irish' 150 years ago, culturally speaking they may have been worse than many of today's illegals. I was referring to fighting, drinking, poor work ethic, etc.

The difference back then was that said Irish were almost always legal immigrants so they had rights
If I'm not mistaken, I believe that the deadliest riot in US history was the "Draft Riots" in New York City. It was the work of angry Irish immigrants who faced the prospect of being "drafted" into the Union Army during the civil war. Quite a number of people died, and several blocks of Manhattan were just about destroyed. They didn't feel it was "their" fight, NOR were they happy about the fact that at the time, any "rich boy" could legally "buy his way out" of the draft for a fee of $300.....

There were also a substantial number of Irish immigrants who deserted the US Army during the Mexican--American war in the 1840's. These men were sick of the anti-Catholic prejudice in the US, and went to join the Catholic Mexicans. They were regarded as traitors to the US, and some were excecuted....but in Mexico they are considered minor "heroes" and are memorialized as the "San Patricios" ('Saint Patrick's Battalion'). There are a number of monuments to them throughout Mexico...
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Missouri of course
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Laws are made to be changed with the changes that come with time.

Time to change the law to reflect today, no more birthright to citizenship should be made law like yesterday !!
You are right except that the anchor babies really are not citizens anyway according to the Constitution. It has been misinterpreted so badly that even good citizens believe what the lies that has been told to them from politicians.
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Missouri of course
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Just as when the right to bear arms was written at a time that is was meant for militias and not everyone in day to day life.
NO, it was meant for everyone for their day to day life. I see that we have more people who are not able to understand the Constitution.
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Just as when the right to bear arms was written at a time that is was meant for militias and not everyone in day to day life.
That's a load of bull and anyone that has read the writings of the men who wrote the 2nd Amendment KNOWS it.
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