Online Debate: Should the US Military Allow Illegal Immigrants to Serve?
by Norman Adams on February 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Times certainly have changed. Prior to 1923, when our ancestors came to America, we had no quotas! If our ancestors had been faced with America's current immigration laws and quotas, we would likely not be Americans. Thank God our ancestors managed to get to the "land of the free" before our immigration laws were screwed up.
Shirley you hit the nail on the head! We do need to "vet" citizens and non citizens! But not just in our military. Radical Islamists can kill us without being in our military! That is why my sensible immigration policy calls for:
- Replace our 1936 SS card with one that cannot be counterfeited.
- Demand a positive ID and criminal background check of every non citizen! Shirley, until we pass sensible immigration reform, we will not find out who is living among us or in our military!
Finally, your continuous accusation that good faith employers prefer to hire illegal immigrants over American workers is without any basis and is insulting to business owners that create the jobs, risk their capital, and pay their taxes! Not only are you bearing false witness, such unfounded accusations are unbecoming the lady I know and respect.
Shirley, the truth is that too many American born workers prefer to work for minimum wages so they can work in air conditioning and or avoid hard work! Many of our American born workers are earning minimum wages and receiving benefits such as Lone Star Card! These same people could go to work for higher wages say $10 to $15 per hour for those "contractors" if they were willing work!
Finally, Shirley as long as you refuse to allow any pathway to legalization, you are perpetuating what amounts to amnesty. You know we are not going to deport these people. So why not face the fact that our immigration laws are broken and must be replaced with laws and quotas that work? My proposal has always required positive ID, criminal check, fines and penalties. That is not amnesty! Allowing them to continue to live in the shadows is a form of amnesty.
I love you Shirley, but I love you more when you present facts not myths!