Asleep at the Wheel
is from a Hispanic who lives in Texas. He's
had a column in the
Star Telegram and as you can see,
expresses himself very well.
AT THE WHEEL
I can almost assure you that everyone who is a true American was sickened
when you saw multitudes of protesters carrying Mexican flags protesting
the new Immigration Reform Bill in the Senate. This display of Mexican
flags should give you a heads up on where these protesters allegiance lies
their hearts are in
and their bellies are in the
As an American of Mexican Heritage
I want to set the record straight, American Hispanics are not all thrilled
with illegal immigration. I, for more than 20 years, tried
desperately to bring this national debacle to the attention of the
American people. I had the privilege of writing for several
newspapers, appeared on national and local TV and radio programs, and was
asked by many political groups to address this serious problem affecting
my former community (north
), city, state, and our country. Many will question
how I can speak on this subject with some authority. My simple
answer is: I lived with the problem! Trust me, it was no picnic.
Never in my life (I'm 68) had I witnessed the lawlessness, the
deterioration of my community, and the black market criminal underground
activities attributed to the influx of illegal immigrants.
To add injury to insult,
politicians soon caved in to the many demands of illegal immigrants.
Notably: bilingual education, bilingual ballots, welfare aid, free medical
care, etc. Through all this national disgrace allowed by our politicians,
have you all noticed that no one ever blames the useless, corrupt, and
disgraceful government of
? In contrast, they lambaste and criticize our
country. How does that grab you?
When I addressed the
dangers of our porous border between
, and the lax security of our nation, no one paid
attention. As I observed the situation, the problem was perceived to be
between American Hispanic communities and illegal immigrants. White
Americans it seemed assumed that the problem was not theirs to deal with.
In other words they were, asleep at the wheel. However, 9-11 soon
woke them up. Let's be honest with each other here, white Americans vote
in far larger numbers than Hispanics do. And most politicians (Democrats
and Republicans) in our city, state, and federal governments are white.
Thus, who is more suited to fix this national disaster? I'm sure
most of you know what the answer is.
In summation, I'm pleading with white American
voters to join me in sending our politicians (Democrats and Republicans) a
strong message that we will not tolerate illegal immigrants telling us how
to make government policy that will make it easier for them to break our
laws. Hope you will join me in this endeavor in our upcoming
Please pass this on...it just might get to the other
Veterans and VFW, American Legions and to those that truly
believe that we will not give our country away !