QUOTE(TruthMarch @ Apr 19 2006, 09:10 AM)
There is one important piece of thought which needs to be considered in reference to the so-called "illegal aliens" flooding into the US. Martial law. We all know there are limits on the freedoms which used to be a given pre-911. We see it in the Patriot act and Bush's decision to illegally listen in on private conversations. That's undeniable.
Here's where it gets very realistic.
Americans are a paranoid bunch. "Communism is the enemy!" "Drug lords are the enemy!" "Terrorists are the enemy!". Always a group to fear. To fully impose martial law in the US, there needs to be a calamity in and/or against Americans, which can be pinned on a particular group, this time being terrorists. This is difficult to piece together right now so I will just capsulize it by saying illegals and major (black Muslim) street gangs will one day find themselves elevated, in the MSM, to being captains in Al-Queda and a scary new enemy who needs to be put down. All they need is a few "illegals" to wreak bloody havok somewhere in the US, leading to serious casualties the American public will scream to avenge.
Another footnote to this is the policy of granting green cards to immigrants who enlist in the US military. Or maybe more accurately, they get to the absolute top of the waiting list.
I think this one deserves a big HUH
Black Muslim Street Gangs and Illegals will be in the same vain as Al Qaeda??? Ok... immigrants aren't granted a faster green card, but do have an expedited naturalization.
The thing about immigrants in the military is that they contribute as much as naturalized citizens, historically speaking.
Historically, immigrants have made significant contributions to defense of America:
More than 20 percent of the recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor in U.S. wars have been immigrants, a total of 716 of the 3,406 Medal of Honor recipients have been immigrants.
500,000 immigrants fought in the Union Army during the Civil War.
A special regimental combat team made up of the sons of Japanese immigrants was the most decorated of its size during World War II.
Major U.S. weapons, such as a more advanced ironclad ship, the submarine, the helicopter, and the atomic and hydrogen bombs were developed by immigrants.
After the passage of Section 329 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 143,000 non-citizen military participants in World Wars I and II, and 31,000 members of the U.S. military who fought during the Korean War, became naturalized American citizens, according to White House statistics
Illegal immigration isn't a paranoia, but moreover a growing problem in the US. It affects our safety, economy, and overall soverignty as a nation. I can't imagine another place where natural born citizens defend protesters who fly the flags of other nations openly, so as to mock the nation in which they reside.