What the hell is America coming to when the 14th Amendment is under attack, the one granting all citizens equal protection under the law? For one, why did it need to be written at all, when the preamble to the Constitution affirms that all men are created equal, and denies the government the right to deny us life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness? Well, because when the wise Founders wrote those revolutionary words (pun intended), the term "men" meant white, property owning males. So we had to clarify things a little.
Both sides of my family came to America in the 20th century, and struggled to make something of themselves. From Ireland and Italy, they were welcomed by "No Irish Need Apply" and school teachers who wouldn't waste time on them, because they were "just going to be another ditch-digging guinea." They became truck drivers, construction workers, fashion designers, store managers, and they put their children through college. Now that we got ours, we want to close the door to the richest and most prosperous country, one that thrives on new blood joining us to create new businesses, whether they be grocery markets, landscapers, or convenience stores. And we're doing it during a period when our taxes are lower than any time since the early '80s. We cry about the deficit, which is only inflated because of two wars and a $700 billion tax cut on the richest segment. I'm sorry if you make over $500,000 a year and can't make it, but tighten your shell Cordovan belt a little and suck it up- you paid higher taxes under the Almighty Reagan, and get ready to do it again.
Let's face it, this is just racial gerrymandering; one of the political parties doesn't like that the latest wave of immigrants to this country, legal or otherwise, tend to vote for the other guy because they don't like being demonized. Instead of becoming a more inclusive party and actually campaigning for smaller government- something they haven't truly done since the days of Teddy Roosevelt- they want to alter one of the most important Amendments to the Constitution, one that differentiates us from the so-called Socialist Democracies they seem to hate so much. This will create a permanent underclass or slave generation of people who come here to work, but are treated like second-class citizens for multiple generations. Does that sound like America to you?
© 2010 Tommy Salami
Friday, August 27, 2010
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