The Right To Remain Silent

    With immigration reform being bandied about in Congress, here is my take on the whole situation.. No frills, no beating around the bush and especially,  NO AMNESTY!!

The solution to the illegal immigration problem is enforcement of the current laws. If you take away the reward that is being offered to them here, they won’t come. The government should pursue those who are providing the work for the UNDOCUMENTED aliens, and who are depriving American citizens of their right to work. Under one of the current proposals being offered as a “solution” to the immigration problem is to forgive the employers that are now hiring, and yet not taxing nor paying into workman’s compensation for those illegals and to relieve them of the burden of providing health care under the Universal Health Care Act..

So many of our ancestors were immigrants, but they did it the lawful way and respected the laws of this country. Illegal immigrants have not shown that respect, simply by being here illegally. Can we really expect them to be law-abiding citizens once they are given amnesty? I don’t think so! 

     As you can probably tell, I’m passionate about this subject. Put Americans back to work! Lower the unemployment rates and raise the dignity and self-worth of those who have the RIGHTS of American citizens!


The Right To Remain Silent

 Don’t speak to me

about your rights,

if you sneak through

the fence at night.

Or if you cross the border

in a van,

driven by the greedy man.

Or if you sail

on board a raft,

or pay your way

with bribe or graft.

You cannot steal

what’s given free,

to those

who do it properly.


So, the only right

you have I see,

is the right to leave

so please feel free.

Then if and when

you should come back,

with the legal papers

in your pack,

then I will listen

to your speech,

about your rights

all, and each.


Jack Downing

June 2009

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2 Responses to The Right To Remain Silent

  1. Beth Ann says:

    I think I know where you stand on this issue. 🙂 Being married to someone who has responsibilities at manufacturing plants it is always a challenge to find qualified employees. The biggest issue in our area appears to be the ability to pass a drug test. Or the willingness to come back to work after the first day even though the work involves manual labor. Until people are willing to take the necessary steps to better themselves for their employability I fear that the trend might continue. Just my thoughts and I do understand your passion on this subject.

    • If we put more restrictions and limitations on unemployment benefits and welfare programs, people will have to go to work. The government should “help” those in need, temporarily, but not support them indefinitely. I feel the same way about Congress, term limits, no career politicians, that is not the way it was designed to work.

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