Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Si Se Pueda!
It's bigger than the Civil Rights movement, kids. Congress people would be foolish to vote against immigration rights simply for the votes. But is it wise to open the floodgates into our country? The Minutemen say it's bad for our economy, but, well, they would be wrong. Our economy depends on immigrants, believe it or not. What about terrrorism? What about poverty, or the strain on our educational and healthcare system? But then what about the tired, poor, huddled masses we've asked for before, at the dawn of this country? Who has more rights to be here than another? Because my ancestors came across the Mayflower does that make me more entitled than someone who just got here? Am I allowed to keep the land all to myself? I don't think so. The fact is our ancestors were all immigrants at one time or another, unless you're a native american indian. And there aren't a whole lot of people that can make that claim these days. This reminds me of a story my mom tells me about growing up in Emigration Canyon. It was like this. Someone would build a house in the canyon and move in, then another few people would do the same thing and the person already there would be upset because they felt like there were too many people and they were ruining the canyon atmosphere, after a while new houses, more new neighborhoods would crop up and the previous people would all express their concern and be upset at the new developments and so on and so forth. Are they right? Too many people could damage the canyon...right? I mean, there's only so many resources there. but who should be allowed to be there, and who should not be? Is that even a valid question?