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Old 07-28-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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Excellent post - I'm glad I'm not the only one who reacted to that whole "take advantage of the opportunities" line.
Thanks! The sense of entitlement is nauseating.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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This is the difference between past immigrants, and the massive population of illegal aliens. Immigrants of the past (legal) came here to become a part of the fiber of America. They left their home countries with the expectation of actually becoming an "American" -- and they were proud of it.

The current crop of illegal aliens are not "immigrants" to begin with. They are only here to take what they can. Therefore, it doesn't surprise me that you don't know any "immigrants" who actually yearn to be "American."

We don’t need millions of people living in our country, taking “advantage” of our “opportunities.” We need people who will assimilate, contribute, and dare I say…. “love” this country. We have enough parasites and opportunists.
I don't think we're in a place to argue for what reasons the first European immigrants came to America. The saying "the streets are paved with gold" is a European fabrication. People had different reasons for coming, we can't lay the fact that they came here to become Americans only. There had to be a push factor than just that. I really don't see why everyone is trying to equate everything with the illegal immigration boom.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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Excellent post - I'm glad I'm not the only one who reacted to that whole "take advantage of the opportunities" line.
Then why is the U.S labeled "The Land of Opportunity?" I think the illegal immigrants have gotten to you all.

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Old 07-28-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Then why is the U.S labeled "The Land of Opportunity?" I think the illegal immigrants have gotten to you all.
Here I'll break it down - let's say there is a girl in town who's known to be "easy" - there is a lot of 'opportunity' there, right? - but illegal immigration is like grabbing that "easy" girl when she's not expecting it and forcibly raping her. Do you see the difference?
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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Then why is the U.S labeled "The Land of Opportunity?" I think the illegal immigrants have gotten to you all.

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You obviously don't realize you have already exposed your hand.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:57 PM
 
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Here I'll break it down - let's say there is a girl in town who's known to be "easy" - there is a lot of 'opportunity' there, right? - but illegal immigration is like grabbing that "easy" girl when she's not expecting it and forcibly raping her. Do you see the difference?
Now your speaking along the lines of the jobs supposed illegal immigrants have taken when in fact, unemployment has remained stable.

Also, why use such deranged, sick analogies?
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:02 PM
 
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Now your speaking along the lines of the jobs supposed illegal immigrants have taken when in fact, unemployment has remained stable.

Also, why use such deranged, sick analogies?
I am doing no such thing. My post had zip to do with jobs or employment.

What illegals are doing is on par with rape. They are raping our country of it's financial backbone. A woman who is raped is just as much an unwilling participant to a forced act as we citizens of the US are unwilling participants in being drained financially (not to mention the other detrimental aspects of illegal immigration on our country) by those who are here illegally.
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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I am doing no such thing. My post had zip to do with jobs or employment.

What illegals are doing is on par with rape. They are raping our country of it's financial backbone. A woman who is raped is just as much an unwilling participant to a forced act as we citizens of the US are unwilling participants in being drained financially (not to mention the other detrimental aspects of illegal immigration on our country) by those who are here illegally.
It would take 3 times as many illegal immigrants to do some "real damage" to our financial backbone. If it is how you say as bad as it is, the media would be swarming on this topic daily.
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:10 PM
 
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It would take 3 times as many illegal immigrants to do some "real damage" to our financial backbone. If it is how you say as bad as it is, the media would be swarming on this topic daily.
News Flash: The mainstream media is a part of the corporate elite profiteers of cheap illegal labor.
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:11 PM
 
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It would take 3 times as many illegal immigrants to do some "real damage" to our financial backbone. If it is how you say as bad as it is, the media would be swarming on this topic daily.
Wow, to see the world through your eyes.
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