Saturday, October 9, 2010

Don't read this if you don't want to get sick.

This is one of my father's messages that just makes me say, "Wow."

Yes, Dad. All "new" immigrants are the same. And they aren't like the ones in the "old days". Right.

I just can't comment. I'll let this racial hate piece speak for itself.

It makes me sick. I only repost it here to show others how racists think.

But, sorry. I just can't make this funny.

New Immigrants
Maybe we should turn to our history books and
point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today's
American is not willing to accept this new kind of
immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there
was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the
United States, people had to get off a ship and
stand in a long line in New York and be documented.
Some would even get down on their hands and
knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge
to uphold the laws and support their new country
in good and bad times. They made learning English
a primary rule in their new American households
and some even changed their names to blend in with
their new home.

They had waved goodbye to their birth place to
give their children a new life and did everything
in their power to help their children assimilate into
one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free
lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them.
All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they
had brought with them to trade for a future of
Most of their children came of age when World War
II broke out. My father fought along side men whose
parents had come straight over from Germany, Italy,
France and Japan. None of these 1st generation
Americans ever gave any thought about what country
their parents had come from. They were Americans
fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan.
They were defending the United States of America as
one people.
When we liberated France, no one in those villages
were looking for the French American, the German
American or the Irish American. The people of France
saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that
represented one country. Not one of those immigrant
sons would have thought about picking up another
country's flag and waving it to represent who they
were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents
who had sacrificed so much to be here. These
immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American.
They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue

And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who
wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want
to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules,
one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee
of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's
not what being an American is all about. I believe that
the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early
1900's deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work
and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land
that has become a beacon for those legally searching for
a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are
being used as an example by those waving foreign country

And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of
Liberty, it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are
voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about
dismantling the United States just yet.

Rosemary LaBonte


I sincerely hope this letter gets read by millions of people
all across the nation!