wwjd I don't see another way. If Trump blows families up by deporting all illegals ... I think that's a failure, I think the US loses by doing that. We're losing right now by allowing them to be here illegally too, so it has to be dealt with. Amnesty is the answer
A republican sharecroper from Arkansas - do we need to know anything more about why Mr. Republican is so full of hate and loathing for everyone else? "I worked hard and came from poverty, now I'm successfully, I'm really better than everyone else" .
PR call us what you want .... but who do you think picked your cotton and fruits and vegetables before all the illegals did? poor white people did, along with poor black people.
I know what I do away from a keyboard to help people, to help communities etc. I don't know what you do - and I'm not name calling you before I know ... so why do you feel the need to do it to me? it removes validity from anything you say when every response you type is hateful, mean, intolerant and unaccepting.
Schmidt first thanks for the reply
I have a much harder time understanding people like you
I'm not a complicated person. I would say what I expect of myself I expect of others. Show me a mid 20's poor person and tell me why they are where they are. Oh, we can say its because their parents had nothing, they were from a broken home, a bad part of town, maybe they're from a 1 stoplight town in the south or an inner city in the north.
I say so what, that's situations, that's NOT why they are where they are. I would ask why they didn't get a 4.0 in high school and score high to get college scholarships. I would ask why they didn't get a job or even 2 if that's what they had to do. I would ask how many times they moved to a better place, a better position to get themselves better.
Choice - we are where we are with few exceptions, because of choice. Isn't that ultimately the absolute truth ?
So I shouldn't be hard to understand at all. With rare exception I've always worked, I've always paid taxes and played things legally and by the book. I've contributed to society by giving my time and money, far less than some, more than others. I've been married 21 years, I have a daughter and son. I've done things the right way more often than not.
Why should I expect less from my fellow American's? I don't want them to be me - I want them to try hard, to work hard, to be better for themselves and family. That's it - simple.
Dutch - you speak truth, in that everyone live on an island in their own ways sure, I get that. I've traveled all over the US, and to Venezuela which is far less than you, but far more than people I graduated with who literally haven't been to 3 states their entire lives. But that said - their opinions have value, and their perspective matter.
So I hope you get an better picture where I'm coming from; as an orphan I had to battle my whole life to get ahead, and can't complain. Except about the ignorance in this country.
So I don't get that part. You understand then then the importance of hard work, determination, success through failures .... you understand everybody doesn't get a participation trophy, not everyone wins a blue ribbon in real life.
Why don't you place that personal responsibility on everyone? Are you so special that you can rise above and all those other people can't? I don't believe I am .... what I did anyone can do with hard work.
That's my problem with much of the world today. People work less, have less ambition, less drive, but they expect everyone to give them free stuff and have this sense of entitlement. Man I never had that - my Dad would have slapped me had I ever shown an ounce of uppity or that the world owed me something.
People stay invisible to avoid deportation. Besides legal jobs that illegals would fill would issue W-2s and deduct taxes. The illegal problem is created by conservative principles that treat people as expendable and deregulate finances
Chet I don't fully understand your reply. Illegals don't have legal jobs - that's illegal. If they HAVE jobs, its under the table, thus escaping State and Federal taxes. By and large this is true. Democrats shelter illegals, keep them illegal, and then you blame the conservatives because of it?
What would be "wrong" right now, if the United States had zero illegals in it. Everyone's a citizen, proud to be here, working legally, paying taxes, doing their civic duties as citizens. Why do Democrats want 10-15 million illegals and why do they want to KEEP them illegal ?
Economic slavery is the only answer I can come up with. Cheap labor, worked outside Labor Laws, exploited to keep a cheap workforce in those areas. I can think of no other reason and its sick and needs to stop.