In Response to my collegues article titled " Give the Immigrants a Break!" I have a few opinions of my own. Yes the goverment of this great country can send a man to the moon and could perhaps put a hault to the illegal immigration if everyone of the senate and house was on board. It is hard to devote time and money when you have the few who feel bigger issues deserve time and money. The issue of illegal immigrants then fall to the state and local level.
I agree with the many economic analyst and my fellow classmate that immigrants play a vital role in the economy by taking on many jobs other do not want. However, my issue with immigrants is the fact that they are illegal. There are simple steps that many have taken before them and will after them to become a legal citizen in this great country. My great grandmother and great grandfather immigrated to America through Ellis Island in New York! If they can do it the legal correct way why can't others. They case of the immigrants become legal tax paying citizens will allow employees to follow correct protocols. These legal immigrants will still be willing to work for $5 an hour and do many of the jobs others avoid.
The real issue I have with immigrants is I want them to pay taxes and show loyal support for the country that supports them. I am tired of going to the doctor and having to pay even with great insurance while illegal immigrants receive the same care I do for no charge while the American citizens pay the bill. These illegals take advantage of or school system by expecting free handout and tutoring taking away teachers time from the legal citizens. These children often do not stand during the pledge or national anthem of the great county providing a safe haven for there family.
I think it is time for America to stop educating, providing health care and safety for illegals who just take and do not give back to this country. All I ask is for immigrants to become LEGAL loyal American citizens!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
In the state of Texas there are 12.6 million people registered to vote. So why does Texas have such low voter turnout. On Tuesday’s election for city offices, school bonds, state propositions and other contests the voter turnout was very low. Only 10 percent of the registered voters were expected to turn out including early ballot that were cast days before the election polls closed. Even if the election is not high profile every registered voter should take the opportunity to state his or her opinion. Voters can no longer blame the lack of time to vote. There are several days available for people to vote. Voting only takes a few minutes and with several days available one should easily be able to rearrange there schedule to make time to play a vital role in there states politics. It plagues me as a citizen of Texas a state that people claim to have much pride cannot take ten minutes out of there day to play an active role in the way our state, county, cities and schools are run. If one cannot cast an anonymous ballot with there opinion about the way things should be run than one should not share their negative views to others. Texans need to show the rest of the county our pride for our state by everyone casting a vote and playing an important role in how our great state is run. If anyone has any ideas on how to get more people out to vote please write your local congressmen with you insights on this problem that plagues our state.