Friday, December 28, 2007

Immigration Part II

Anti – Illegal Immigration II:

What do the citizens of this country do while our politicians fill their coffers and operate as if they know what is best for us?

First and foremost this is a security issue for the United States. Shove political correctness up your ass, this is about protecting the citizens of this country and our way of life. With the security threat from Al Qaeda and other similar groups, we have to seal our borders. Now, not wait, not discuss it, and not vote on it on the floor of the House and Senate. We have the resources to seal the borders. Use the military if we have to (for surveillance only), we do not want anyone shot by accident. They can lead the border patrol agents to the suspects and let them do their job. Technology would be a huge help with satellite imaging, motion detectors, night vision and what ever else the government might have in their hip pocket. They can read a vehicle license plate from space, but cannot catch groups of people running across our borders. Kind of boggles the mind, doesn’t it? Whatever the reason, we have not focused on this effort is irrelevant; it needs to be started immediately. Once we have the borders secure, what about the 11,000,000 + people we have here. Deporting a population a third of the size of California is inconceivable. This one is challenging, but not overwhelming. Giving them all amnesty is not the answer, in my opinion it just validates the criminal act. Leaving things as they are, this is not fair because it continues to deny illegal immigrants a path into the system. At this point the fairest system seems to be that they be documented and given visas to work in this country. Then the visa would have to be renewed at intervals. They would have to keep immigration notified of their residence and employment status. If they are arrested for anything or fail to follow the rules it would be immediate and automatic deportation. This means local and federal governments would be required to COMMUNICATE! The positive aspect for the current undocumented immigrants would be they could attain citizenship after a specified period, say 10 to 15 years. It may sound like a long time, but remember right now they are criminals.

What this boils down to is apply pressure to your elected officials!!!!! Call or write, do whatever you can to make the bastards listen.

Preamble to the Constitution

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


Our founding fathers couldn’t have made it clearer………..

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Tolerate This


Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Function: noun

Date: 15th century

1: capacity to endure pain or hardship : endurance, fortitude, stamina

2 a: sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own b: the act of allowing something : toleration

3: the allowable deviation from a standard; especially : the range of variation permitted in maintaining a specified dimension in machining a piece

4 a (1): the capacity of the body to endure or become less responsive to a substance (as a drug) or a physiological insult especially with repeated use or exposure tolerance to painkillers>; also : the immunological state marked by unresponsiveness to a specific antigen

(2): relative capacity of an organism to grow or thrive when subjected to an unfavorable environmental factor b: the maximum amount of a pesticide residue that may lawfully remain on or in food

I am by no means an English professor, however everything I was required to tolerate was not very pleasant. Number two above does not put me in a positive frame of mind towards someone’s beliefs.

I tolerated boot camp, because it was a means to an end.

We tolerate government because we have to, at least until the next election.

We tolerate everything Mother Nature can throw at us, because well….what option do we have?

Is tolerating another race, religion or set of beliefs really the way we handle the world? Maybe if we appreciated these peoples, rather than tolerated them it would change the perspective in with which we view or surroundings. Having an interest or understanding in another person’s beliefs makes it more likely for one individual and another to coexist without strife. This would be appreciative in my mind rather than tolerating someone else. In the U.S. we have so many different ethnicities, religions and beliefs systems it is amazing what one can learn if you change your perspective from tolerance to appreciative.

The Blue Lizard has rambled enough………your thoughts??????????

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Recently it seems immigration both legal and illegal, have been fused together as one. I for one would like to understand how this metamorphosis happened. Immigration is one of the founding principles of our nation and has made us the great nation we are. Current rhetoric floating around the airways would make us all believe that legal and illegal immigration are the same. They are not! Legal immigrants have every right afforded them by our laws and illegal immigrants do not. Nobody twisted the illegal immigrants arms to come here, they did so under their own free will. Once they crossed into the U.S. they committed a crime. Everyone understands they are just looking for a better way of life, but it does not excuse the fact that they are criminals. Harsh? Maybe, but the fact remains a law was broken upon entering this country illegally. Not to mention the other laws violated for using false social security numbers, driving without licenses and being uninsured motorists. Are people really discriminating? No, they are just tired of the unchecked flow illegal immigrants coming across our southern border? In California we have a large population of Hispanic workers from Mexico and South America. They have proved to be some of the hardest working members of our society, not to mention their strong family values. Do they have a place in our society? Of course they do! Just like the Irish, Italians, Germans and numerous other nationalities that legally immigrated here. People I have talked with to do not have a problem with documented Mexican immigrants. The problem is with the more than 11,000,000 undocumented immigrants in the United States from all over the world. To put 11 million people in perspective, the U.S. Census bureau estimated the population of California at approximately 36 million people. That is nearly a third of the population of California. Hard to believe the government has allowed this to happen. Since 9/11 you would think sealing our borders would pretty high on the list of priorities! It seems political bullshit is a priority over our nations safety. Go figure………………….. I guess this makes me a Blue Lizard!