[Vision2020] Yet,This Says It Better

keely emerinemix kjajmix1 at msn.com
Wed May 23 09:57:12 PDT 2007

The majority -- the great majority -- of people I worked with who lacked papers paid into the system through  taxes on the purchases they made in the community, not to mention their benefit to the companies that employed them.  Acknowledging the obvious -- that we have a largely underground workforce that is not being taxed fully, commensurate to their work in the economy -- would seem to demand that we legalize them.  And to the extent that my taxes have gone to pay for medical care, education, and food for poor people, please don't pity me.  Pity me instead that I, and you, have to pay billions more for a senseless, endless war that, in the end, will only have made poor people more poor and desperate people more desperate.keely> From: theceo at optonline.net> To: idahotom at hotmail.com; pkraut at moscow.com; vision2020 at moscow.com> Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 20:41:02 -0400> Subject: Re: [Vision2020] [CORRECTED and RESENT] RE:  Yet,	This Says It Better> > Who will pity you when 15million people who equate to high school dropouts> demand welfare, rent, food stamps, medical then put their children in our> schools?  It will cost trillions of dollars and break this country. When the> government comes after your share "Who will pity you?> > > THECEO> > -----Original Message-----> From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com]On> Behalf Of Tom Hansen> Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 10:07 PM> To: pkraut at moscow.com; vision2020 at moscow.com> Subject: [Vision2020] [CORRECTED and RESENT] RE: Yet, This Says It Better> > Yet, as these very same immigrants strive to improve their station in life,> lured into conditions on this side of the border (sometimes worse than those> they left behind) by a corporate Scrooge whose only purpose is to fatten his> bottom line from the backs of under-paid labor . . .> > "I Pity the Poor Immigrant"> http://tinyurl.com/2ud6ye> > "I pity the poor immigrant> Who wishes he would've stayed home,> Who uses all his power to do evil> But in the end is always left so alone.> That man whom with his fingers cheats> And who lies with ev'ry breath,> Who passionately hates his life> And likewise, fears his death.> > I pity the poor immigrant> Whose strength is spent in vain,> Whose heaven is like Ironsides,> Whose tears are like rain,> Who eats but is not satisfied,> Who hears but does not see,> Who falls in love with wealth itself> And turns his back on me.> > I pity the poor immigrant> Who tramples through the mud,> Who fills his mouth with laughing> And who builds his town with blood,> Whose visions in the final end> Must shatter like the glass.> I pity the poor immigrant> When his gladness comes to pass."> > Tom Hansen> Moscow, Idaho> > >From: "Pat Kraut" <pkraut at moscow.com>> >To: "vision2020" <vision2020 at moscow.com>> >Subject: [Vision2020] Fw: FW: This says it all> >Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 18:17:20 -0700> >> >> >   Fwd: FW: This says it all> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >           I think this lady says it all and very well!> >           Newspapers simply won't publish letters to the editor which they> >either deem politically incorrect (read below) or which does not agree with> >the philosophy they're pushing on the public. This woman wrote a great> >letter to the editor that should have been published but with your help it> >will get published via cyberspace!> >           New Immigrants> >           From: "David LaBonte"> >> >           My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the> >OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to "print" it> >myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so> >inclined.> >           Dave LaBonte (signed)> >> >> >           Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the> >Orange County Register:> >> >           Dear Editor:> >> >           So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this> >land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear> >down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren't being> >treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports> >of entry.> >           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 good bye 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 prosperity. 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 or 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 ha ve 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 bowl.> >           And here we are in 2006 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 flags.> >           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.> >           (signed) Rosemary LaBonte> >           P. S. Pass this on to everyone you know!!! KEEP THIS LETTER> >MOVING!!> >           I hope this letter gets read by millions of people all across> >the nation!!> >> >> >> >> >---------------------------------------------------------------------------> ---> >   Check out the new AOL . 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