- A recent letter arrived in my mailbox from a distraught
American over his personal crisis with illegal immigration in Wisconsin.
He wrote, "I am so sick of illegal aliens sucking the life out of
our country. Our taxes go up and up and who benefits? The aliens. Our hospitals
are overrun and our businesses ruined. I work in a factory and we employ
a large number of illegals. How do I know? I ask them. They aren't afraid
of being deported. Once they are here and have a job, they get their friends
and families jobs. They,re killing our own children's education and destroying
our classrooms. I just don't know what to do. Help us."
- Not only that, legal immigrant Chai Vang blasted six
Wisconsin hunters to death last fall on a shooting rampage because he was
asked to leave their private property. It's another aspect of the farce
of multiculturalism, and diversity, being jammed down America's throat.
It's not working all over the world with wars and tension brought about
by forcing incompatible cultures onto one another--so our Congress and
this president want to make our country into a balkanized war zone.
- Do you remember Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
in the Spanish/American War? Do you remember Audie Murphy a real life hero
from World War II? Do you remember GI Joe slinging a rifle over his shoulders
to protect America? Do you remember that sailor giving a kiss to that nurse
on the streets of New York at the end of WW II?
- That was their time; this is yours. It's time you take
the gloves off and take action on behalf of your kids and the future of
this country. Wishing this nation-destroying crisis will go away on its
own won,t work. Hoping that Bush and Congress will stop this invasion renders
all of us a bunch of fools! Bush has done NOTHING to stop the 10,000 illegal
aliens crossing our borders nightly. Nothing to stop the flow since 9/11.
It might be added that we don,t have much time to stop this invasion. The
sooner you act and all your friends, the sooner we control our borders.
Pass this commentary to all your friends with directions on how to take
- Team America at www.teamamericapac.org issued ten reasons
why America must enforce its immigration laws. They started with the tenth
reason and worked up to the first. Why? Because the first nine support
the most important reason which you will find out. Mr. Ed Garrison brilliantly
wrote them. He declares:
- 10. It's time to raise the American standard of living.
The real minimum wage has been declining for over a decade. Some advocate
raising the minimum wage--but this would raise the price of unskilled labor
above its free-market value. Mass unemployment would result.
- Why has the market value of unskilled labor declined?
For the same reason that all prices move: supply and demand. It's hard
to change the demand side of the equation: You can't make anyone "need"
an unskilled worker who doesn't need one already. For years, however, we
have been artificially modifying the supply side by tolerating a massive
influx of unskilled workers across our borders. We can reverse the trend
by enforcing immigration laws. We won't need to raise the minimum wage.
It will raise itself. Millions of Americans will be lifted out of poverty,
and millions more from the lower middle class to prosperity.
- 9. We can immediately create millions of new jobs. Conservative
estimates place the number of illegal aliens in the U.S. at 10,000,000.
Taking into account minor children and the aged, that's still millions
of people who are flooding our labor force. Remove them, and opportunities
will abound for Americans.
- There's a canard that says that illegals "take the
jobs Americans don't want." This is a fallacy! There's no job an American
can't or won't do for a living wage. It is a cruel joke on the American
worker to allow illegals to depress wages for many jobs below poverty level,
and then to mock Americans for being reluctant to participate in the poverty.
- 8. Breaking the law is a crime. Lawbreakers are criminals.
Out of deference to the PC crowd, many like to use the term "undocumented
workers"--as if illegals were merely missing a piece of bureaucratic
paperwork. By the same logic, we can call a car thief an"undocumented
- Our immigration laws exist for good reasons: to protect
our safety, our national sovereignty, our standard of living, our health,
and our culture. Those who break them may "want a better life for
themselves," but then again, so do all that enrich themselves by disregarding
- Many people who wish to immigrate honestly are waiting
patiently. Granting privileges like driver's licenses and social security
cards to illegals is a slap in the face to law-abiding citizens and immigrants
alike. It's like opening an express window to give titles and owner's cards
to car thieves, while making legitimate owners stand in line!
- 7. Open borders threaten our safety. Since the attacks
of September 11, 2001, two things have become clear. First, we have enemies,
and they are vicious and without conscience. Second, our enemies obviously
believe that an attack from within is more feasible than an attack from
- Even before the horrid events of September 11, our immigration
laws had the primary purpose of protecting us. The use of visas and passports
allows our government to monitor, and control who enters our country, and
- Few illegal aliens are terrorists. But it only takes
one! More importantly, the creeping ideology of open borders--the (usually
unspoken) belief that treating foreigners who enter our country differently
than we treat our own citizens is somehow "discriminatory" or
"racist"--is creating a terrible dilemma: Either we cease to
monitor the aliens (and open ourselves up for even worse attacks), or we
create the "equality" of the police state by casting aside constitutional
protections for citizens and monitoring everyone.
- The more resolutely we protect our borders against threats
from without, the safer, and freer, we can live within them.
- 6. We're a nation of 293 million; the Third World population
is over six billion and growing by 85 million annually. Do the math.
- Our country seems large, but its population is tiny compared
to that of the Third World. China and India alone have seven times our
- For whatever reasons, our society has succeeded in creating
immense wealth where many others have created only poverty. An American
welfare recipient would still be "rich" by the standards of most
of the world.
- One can't blame the citizens of countries who produce
much less wealth per capita than we for wanting to reap the benefits our
forefathers have sown for us. But if we open the borders, our island of
productivity and prosperity will soon disappear beneath a flood of Third
- 5. American culture is worth preserving. Culture is more
than operas and Shakespearean plays--it's the sum total of the customs,
beliefs, artistic creations, attitudes, goals, and norms that make a society
what it is. It is passed down, as a treasure, from grandparent to parent
to child. In other words, culture is what gives us our identity.
- Some advocate "multiculturalism"--creating
a society in which multiple cultures exist side by side, and believe that
"diversity"--having as many cultures as possible, with none dominant"is
- The majority of the media elite believes that we need
more multiculturalism and diversity; the majority of the population doesn't.
Regardless of how anyone stands on this issue, the fact is that our society
is already multicultural and diverse. Anyone who wishes to enjoy, and celebrate,
the many cultures now coexisting in America need only visit any American
- By contrast, genuine American culture--the Founding Fathers,
the story of the pioneers and the winning of the West, the Pledge of Allegiance,
Columbus Day, the Bill of Rights--is under constant assault. Some of our
country's detractors vilify all that is traditionally American, while others
would reduce our traditions to one more example of quaint folklore beside
those of other nations.
- Russian culture can be found in Russia, Mexican culture
in Mexico, multiculturalism in any major city... but where can one find
American culture? Only in a place where Americans treasure it, and lovingly
transmit it from generation to generation. Immigration laws should ensure
that those who seek to live permanently on American territory be willing
to adopt and preserve its culture. And they are useless unless they are
- 4. It's not your father's immigration. Previous generations
romanticized immigration. The images are still with us: Starry-eyed Irish,
Italian, Jewish, and Polish arrivees toting their bags and trunks onto
shore at Ellis Island... The tablet at the base of the Statue of Liberty
exhorting other nations to "Give me your tired, your poor..."
The native-born American learning to love pizza and bagels.
- That was then. This is now. Yes, there are still many
people in foreign lands who harbor the "American Dream," and
who seek to come here to realize it.
- Millions of illegal aliens, however, have attitudes and
motives very different from those of the immigrants in the fading black-and-white
photos of yesteryear. It's not fashionable to speak the truth about this
group. But the truth must be spoken.
- What makes this new breed of "immigrants" different?
To begin with, they're not "immigrating" at all--they're sneaking
in. They don't have an "American dream" of building this country;
rather, though still loyal to their home nations, they want to exploit
ours economically. Many even dream of taking over regions of our country,
and displacing us. There's already a word for this goal: Reconquista of
Aztlan. If the members of this group don't intend to return home, yet have
no loyalty to America, what should we call them? Certainly not "immigrants."
- A colonist, is a better term. Today's colonists, like
those of the past, want to build enclaves on American soil from which they
can expand their own wealth and power, and that of their homeland, while
drawing on the resources that were created by the native population. How
can we welcome legitimate immigrants while keeping out colonists? By knowing
who is coming here, and why, and only admitting those whose presence is
in our country's best interests. In other words, by enforcing immigration
- 3. It's an issue we can all come together on. Conservatives,
traditionally, aim to preserve the valuable legacy of the past, and to
protect freedom by limiting the power of government. Liberals seek to provide
all citizens, even the most disadvantaged, with the opportunity to realize
their full potential. Both have worthy goals, but often squabble over how
to realize them.
- Removing illegal aliens can give us the best of both
worlds. We can preserve our traditional culture. And without resorting
to costly and intrusive government programs, we can give our poor a genuine
"hand up": as the glut of cheap labor dries up, those at the
bottom rung of the economic ladder will suddenly find themselves able to
climb higher without ruinous competition.
- People of good will on the left and the right can only
smile approvingly as the free market provides our unskilled and uneducated
with a decent wage, and with a job market that welcomes instead of marginalizes
- We can "live better than we did four years ago"
and have a rebirth of national pride, as President Reagan wanted for us.
And we can have a "New Deal" for our poor, a society where no
American is left out, which were the ideals of President Roosevelt. At
last, we can come together. That's what patriotism is all about.
- 2. We either face tough issues now, or tougher ones later.
Immigration issues are complex. We need a national debate--which, judging
by the 2005 inaugural speech by Bush--isn't happening. Most Americans,
when confronted with the facts, want what they want now: strict enforcement
of our immigration laws.
- It won't be easy. We'll have to find workable ways to
deport illegal aliens without creating unnecessary hardships for those
who have broken our immigration laws, and without creating severe dislocations
for the unscrupulous employers who have benefited from their presence.
And, of course, we'll have to counter, with quiet reason, the voices of
those who scream "discrimination" or "racism."
- Some cringe at the challenges that await us.
- These challenges, however, pale in comparison to those
that future generations will face if we fail to act. Imagine an overcrowded,
impoverished America with shrinking wages and expanding burdens on the
social service system. Imagine an America where millions of Americans have
been driven out of their neighborhoods by throngs of foreign colonists
who neither speak our language nor understand the culture that created
American prosperity--but who deeply resent the poverty that inevitably
results from their own unwillingness, or inability, to live as true Americans.
- Will Americans be forced to tax away their own shriveling
wealth, and to transfer it to the aliens within our borders, if they wish
to appease the colonists' anger? Will the shrinking American middle class
merge with the alien underclass to form a new "peasant culture"
while a tiny American elite trembles behind the walls of heavily policed
gated communities? Or will full-scale cultural and racial war break out?
None of these possibilities is appealing. Nonetheless, a society is a reflection
of the population that comprises it. If we, as an advanced society with
a low birthrate, continue to import a Third World population with a high
birthrate, we will become a Third World society, and will face the problems,
which other Third World societies face as well.
- Isn't it better to face the issue of illegal immigration
now--and to do something about it?
- ... and the number one reason is:
- 1. We owe it to our kids and grandkids. Our children
and grandchildren will marvel at the digitized archives of the TV shows
of the 1950s and 1960s. They'll see a prosperous, free, united America--
the envy of the world, a place anyone would be happy and proud to call
home. This, they'll realize, was the legacy our grandparents and parents
left us, the American citizens of the early 21st century.
- How will the America we leave to our children stack up
against the America our parents left to us? What will future generations
think of us? Will we be known as the preservers and expanders of the beautiful
legacy, or as its destroyers? By our actions or inactions, we're deciding
which it will be. Right now.
- Garrison gave us the most powerful and compelling reasons
I have seen for each one of us to take actions for preserving our country.
It behooves each of you to use your computer, telephone, radio station,
TV station, letters to the editor of your newspaper and calls to every
senator and congressman every week relentlessly to gain national focus
on this immigration invasion. Democracy is not a spectator sport. This
nation is in danger of becoming a Third World nightmare with all the corruption,
disease, illiteracy, violence and balkanization known all over the world.
We need a 10-year moratorium on all immigration to catch our collective
breath and we need deportation of over 15 million illegal aliens in a slow
and orderly fashion.
- That's why you may want to write me for the 28-point
action letter for stopping this nation-destroying invasion. For you West
Coast night owls, every Thursday you can catch Frosty Wooldridge on Mark
Edwards "Wake Up America" talk show on 50,000 watt KDWN-Am-720
10 PM to midnight PT, or on the worldwide internet at www.AmericanVoiceRadio.com
- This is your nation and this is your time to take action.
It is a sacred trust handed down since the time of Thomas Jefferson and
our founding fathers.