ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — NEWSPAPER
This is a very good letter to the editor. This woman stated facts. 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 .
It was NOT printed in the newspaper – the Orange County Register….
Many 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!
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
So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we s hould 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 Y ork – 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 in order to give their children a new life; and they 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 the craftsmanship that 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 t! heir pa rents 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.