Dissed by the Orange County Register

by Chuck on May 12, 2010 · 4 comments

NOTE: This should be read by every member of Congress up for re-election.  Perhaps they will then understand why they did not get re-elected.   Stop crime and corruption, re-elect no one in November.  It’s only 175 days away.

ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER – New Immigrants

This is a very good letter to the editor.  The author made some good points.  For some reason, people have difficulty structuring their arguments when arguing against supporting the currently proposed immigration revisions.  This lady made the argument pretty simple.  This submission was NOT printed in the Orange County Register… my home newspaper.  Shame on them!

Newspapers simply won’t publish letters to the editor which they either deem politically incorrect (read below) or which do 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.  So, I decided to help her and publish it here.

From: “David LaBonte”

My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the O.C. Register which, of course, was not printed. S o, I decided to “print” it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined.  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, Tojo 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 have 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 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

I sincerely hope this letter gets read by millions of people all across the nation!!  Please spread it around.

This is just One Man’s View.  As always, your comments are welcome.

, Equality , Orange County Register , Progressivism

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ChauSorensen December 7, 2014 at 10:44 am

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Chuck May 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I believe (and this is my personal opinion, mind you) that those who find the AZ law prejudicial and potentially unconstitutional haven’t read the law. I have, and it gives more constitutional freedom than you get going through security at the airport.

Cliff May 16, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I understand why many see the AZ laws as being prejudice and even unconstitutional but there is a serious lack of media coverage for the other side of this argument.

It’s really simple — if the fed doesn’t enforce our borders against illegal immigration then some states will do something on their own. Imagine if the whole world moved here (africa, south america, russia, china) — it would collapse the country — we need to moderate entry & this doesn’t even take terrorism into account… or the fact of respect for the county — just the facts – we can’t take care of everyone.

just secure the borders and we can then look into what to do with all those already here after that…

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