Saturday, May 1, 2010

Short and Sweet on Arizona

Today there are to be all kinds of "May Day" protests about Arizona. I don't get it. I am an intelligent, educated woman. I understand politics (well, as much as one can) and think I am fairly well up on current events.

Look, here is my take on the whole Arizona thing. ILLEGAL immigrants are streaming across our southern border. These people are BREAKING THE LAW. That is pretty cut and dry, right? Regardless of what one thinks about their motives for doing it and all is still illegal. They are not citizens. They are not coming into the country legally. They made the choice to break the law. People can argue all they want but, that doesn't change the facts. We, as American citizens don't owe them anything. We don't owe them medical care, we don't owe them an education, we don't owe them a job. They are ILLEGAL. I am all for immigration if it is done the right way. I have many friends that are here as first generation Americans.....their parents came to this country and did the RIGHT THINGS to become citizens. They came here because they wanted to become a part of this country. My one friend, who is Hispanic, said that she resents people coming to this country "through the back door". It's not fair.....and she is right. It isn't. It does cause resentment among people. It becomes a powder keg.........

As CITIZENS of the USA, and of the state of Arizona.....the people of Arizona have a right not to have to put up with rampant law breakers (a great deal of which have criminal records already--many as dangerous drug runners) in their state. People that are there illegally. Innocent  Arizona citizens are being shot at, and in some cases, KILLED on their own property. How is that right?!

If a person of Hispanic descent has to show paper work to prove that they are here legally, then so be it. If a person is here legally they have nothing to worry about. Seems to me that if I were Hispanic I'd resent the illegals causing it to have to be this way.NOT the people of Arizona.  Why isn't anyone upset with the illegals? Why isn't our country ANGRY with Mexico? Why isn't Mexico doing more to keep their people in their own country? Why aren't they taking any responsibility?

Let me reiterate in case I didn't make myself perfectly clear. Immigration is great. ILLEGAL immigration IS NOT. We as citizens of this country have a right to hold immigrants to a standard.  They need to respect our laws in this country. We still live in the best country in the world. People WANT to come here. We need to make sure that they are welcomed, as long as they are LEGAL.


  1. For what it's worth (before anyone has a chance to call you a racist) my husband is a full blooded Hispanic of Mexican descent....and he agrees with you 100%. :-)

  2. Missy,
    That seems to be the consensus among many of my friends. Glad to hear your hubby and I agree:) The issue really isn't amount is about illegal immigration. In my opinion there is a huge difference.
    You are also right in that I am sure some will say I am racist. Anyone who knows me, knows that is not true at all. Race has nothing to do with it. It doesn't matter to me where people are immigrating from (or what race)...what matters is if they are respecting our country's laws and becoming legal citizens. That is honestly what it boils down too.