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Old 10-12-2008, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Northridge CA
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I'd rep you for this if I hadn't already repped you tonight!
Thank you. I feel like starting a blog tonight, I need to contact JD and see if i can use some of her statistics and ask for any more she has which im sure she has tons of.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:39 PM
 
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This is getting too long.
I don't hate the people who are illegal immigrants, many of them could be very fun, friendly and smart people.
I hate what their decisions and actions do to the country.
Exactly what I've said over many months on the forum. I've known illegals for decades, worked beside, helped and BEEN helped by them, and found most of them to be fine people. Even have a few "anchor babies" in my own extended family.

But the situation NOW is not like that of 25 or 30 years ago...our economy isn't the same, WE are not the same, and the newly-arriving illegals are not the same. What was once a 'victimless crime' accepted by most, is now a major problem, and has very serious negative effects on ALL of us.

Like you, I do not and CAN not "hate" non-violent illegals as individuals. I DO, though, 'hate' what their continued arrival is doing to our nation. And I want it to stop..and I can feel this way, without hating anyone.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:45 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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Exactly what I've said over many months on the forum. I've known illegals for decades, worked beside, helped and BEEN helped by them, and found most of them to be fine people. Even have a few "anchor babies" in my own extended family.

But the situation NOW is not like that of 25 or 30 years ago...our economy isn't the same, WE are not the same, and the newly-arriving illegals are not the same. What was once a 'victimless crime' accepted by most, is now a major problem, and has very serious negative effects on ALL of us.

Like you, I do not and CAN not "hate" non-violent illegals as individuals. I DO, though, 'hate' what their continued arrival is doing to our nation. And I want it to stop..and I can feel this way, without hating anyone.
Precisely!!!!
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Exactly what I've said over many months on the forum. I've known illegals for decades, worked beside, helped and BEEN helped by them, and found most of them to be fine people. Even have a few "anchor babies" in my own extended family.

But the situation NOW is not like that of 25 or 30 years ago...our economy isn't the same, WE are not the same, and the newly-arriving illegals are not the same. What was once a 'victimless crime' accepted by most, is now a major problem, and has very serious negative effects on ALL of us.

Like you, I do not and CAN not "hate" non-violent illegals as individuals. I DO, though, 'hate' what their continued arrival is doing to our nation. And I want it to stop..and I can feel this way, without hating anyone.
Thank you, Macmeal . . . BEAUTIFULLY STATED!

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Old 10-12-2008, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I didnt mean that America was just a random stroke of luck, what i meant was that we are lucky to be in this country, and not have been born in a poor country, and for that reason we have to protect and defend this country that has given us great lives.
AMEN, Gonzalosalcedo!
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:58 PM
 
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Exactly what I've said over many months on the forum. I've known illegals for decades, worked beside, helped and BEEN helped by them, and found most of them to be fine people. Even have a few "anchor babies" in my own extended family.

But the situation NOW is not like that of 25 or 30 years ago...our economy isn't the same, WE are not the same, and the newly-arriving illegals are not the same. What was once a 'victimless crime' accepted by most, is now a major problem, and has very serious negative effects on ALL of us.

Like you, I do not and CAN not "hate" non-violent illegals as individuals. I DO, though, 'hate' what their continued arrival is doing to our nation. And I want it to stop..and I can feel this way, without hating anyone.
Very well put MacMeal, Would Rep you if I could.


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Old 10-12-2008, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Exactly what I've said over many months on the forum. I've known illegals for decades, worked beside, helped and BEEN helped by them, and found most of them to be fine people. Even have a few "anchor babies" in my own extended family.

But the situation NOW is not like that of 25 or 30 years ago...our economy isn't the same, WE are not the same, and the newly-arriving illegals are not the same. What was once a 'victimless crime' accepted by most, is now a major problem, and has very serious negative effects on ALL of us.

Like you, I do not and CAN not "hate" non-violent illegals as individuals. I DO, though, 'hate' what their continued arrival is doing to our nation. And I want it to stop..and I can feel this way, without hating anyone.
Thank You macmeal. You've just echoed the exact words we've all been trying to get some people to understand about us.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Exactly what I've said over many months on the forum. I've known illegals for decades, worked beside, helped and BEEN helped by them, and found most of them to be fine people. Even have a few "anchor babies" in my own extended family.

But the situation NOW is not like that of 25 or 30 years ago...our economy isn't the same, WE are not the same, and the newly-arriving illegals are not the same. What was once a 'victimless crime' accepted by most, is now a major problem, and has very serious negative effects on ALL of us.

Like you, I do not and CAN not "hate" non-violent illegals as individuals. I DO, though, 'hate' what their continued arrival is doing to our nation. And I want it to stop..and I can feel this way, without hating anyone.
Your thoughts are well put and shared by many. Now please, let your Congressman know how you feel.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Exactly what I've said over many months on the forum. I've known illegals for decades, worked beside, helped and BEEN helped by them, and found most of them to be fine people. Even have a few "anchor babies" in my own extended family.

But the situation NOW is not like that of 25 or 30 years ago...our economy isn't the same, WE are not the same, and the newly-arriving illegals are not the same. What was once a 'victimless crime' accepted by most, is now a major problem, and has very serious negative effects on ALL of us.

Like you, I do not and CAN not "hate" non-violent illegals as individuals. I DO, though, 'hate' what their continued arrival is doing to our nation. And I want it to stop..and I can feel this way, without hating anyone.
As usual, spot on!
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