If it’s brown, drink it down. If it’s black send it back.

An avid Simpsons fan, I had to open this particular blog in this manner. When discussing the water quality in Springfield, Homer Simpson demonstrates his boundless wisdom in whether the water should be consumed. Oddly enough, this relates to my newest entry: the arrival of 102 Hatians on a Florida beach. (The Cubans are allowed to stay, but the Hatians are sent home…)

I’d like to address two aspects of this issue. First, I will take the (stereotypically) Republican stance and ask why the hell were 102 people, sailing in BROAD DAYLIGHT in a sorry excuse for a boat able to get past our Coast Guard?! We are one of the most hated countries in the world right now, supposedly on the brink of some sort of terrorist annihilation every moment of the day… and our Coast Guard misses possibly the most blatant attempt to reach U.S. soil by the Florida coast. Let’s get the whole “national security” thing together, okay? Okay. Now, with that out of the way, on to the liberal mush!!!

102 Hatians, one boat, three weeks, thousands of dreams.

Of course, as illegal immigrants, these men and women will be sent back to Haiti where they will once again continue life in poverty-stricken muck where the political oppression has a more sickening stench than the garbage and filth in which they are forced to live. While watching CNN, the footage of the deeply colored men and women of a land so far away glowed from the television screen. I couldn’t begin to describe the emotions I felt watching the event. The question of immigration is one of the big debates surrounding politics today, and it is obviously something to be addressed.

Obviously, immigration MUST be regulated. We cannot merely allow thousands and millions of immigrants enter the United States illegaly. This “gunks up” our system of government, costs money, and just isn’t logical. However, how can so many Americans be so willing to throw these people out of the U.S.?

If you haven’t seen the footage of the Hatians landing on Florida’s beach, I strongly suggest you find a way to see it. Watching these men and woman so overwhelmed with emotion pour out of that small, dilapidated boat is one of the most moving experiences I have ever seen. These are modern (and colored, haha) examples of the 15th Century English. They are the Scottish and Irish, the German, Italian, and French. Just like our ancestors, the earliest immigrants, they traveled a horribly long, tiring, and dangerous journey in order to escape the horrors of their home country and taste what millions of people here call, “The American Dream”.

Yes, they will bring their cultures with them. Do you honestly expect them to leave behind their heritage and everything that was, at some point, beautiful about their country? (And by the way, the reason so many of these Third World countries are in the shape they’re in is due to colonization in the 17th and 18th Centuries and Imperialism in the 19th Century) Yes, at times they may bring their own religion, and yes, it may not be Christianity (contrary to popular belief, the U.S. wasn’t even itself founded on Christianity. The Founding Fathers were Deists, a very interesting and notable point).

I think that a regulated, lawful allowance of immigrants into the United States is something that can further enrich our country a great deal. We are the “land of opportunity”, but are often not willing to let many people in on the spoils. The 102 Hatians that poured off that boat did not come to lay on a beach and “suck up welfare”. They came to work. They came here to receive an education, to live a life full of meaning and hope. They came to give their children the opportunity to live in a world where they will not be forced to enter the profession of child prostitution, a world free from random government killings and censorship of every kind. They came to be free.

So no, we cannot let anyone and everyone into the United States free of regulation and free from a watchful eye, but we CAN find a way to monitor and account for all that come here. Let them learn English; let them get jobs; let them contribute to the country for which they are willing to die. It is certain that their children will appreciate their parents’ struggles and all that America has given them, and it is certain that they will in turn do all that they can to become educated, upstanding citizens of the United States of America.

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7 Responses to “If it’s brown, drink it down. If it’s black send it back.”

  1. Grandma Freakin Mankawhich Says:

    “These are modern (and colored, haha) examples of the 15th Century English. They are the Scottish and Irish, the German, Italian, and French. Just like our ancestors, the earliest immigrants, they traveled a horribly long, tiring, and dangerous journey in order to escape the horrors of their home country and taste what millions of people here call, “The American Dream”.

    Yes, they will bring their cultures with them. Do you honestly expect them to leave behind their heritage and everything that was, at some point, beautiful about their country?”

    Are you implying that these people are coming to take my land. Because I don’t want to be pushed on some reservation, and then be shot at when I do the T-Rex.

    But if that’s not what you’re implying then I say we need to fix the system in one way or another.

  2. 06jk Says:

    Hahaha no Ryan, I’m not saying we’ll be pushed on a reservation, but I did acknowledge that the system has many flaws that we need to work on.

  3. Trent Says:

    The immigration issue is a huge problem. Neither Republicans nor Democrats have a good solution, but something needs to be done fast. If we don’t close of our boarders, we risk drug smugglers entering. Building a fence will help. This will stop illegal immigration, but still allow for legal immigration. It used to be that immigrants came here because they wanted to get ahead and become Americans. Now they come here demanding that they get tax payer money. I feel for those who live in poverty. I want to help them, but they have to make an effort also. Also, our government needs to force other nations where there are two classes of people (the extremely rich and the extremely poor) to provide better standards of living. While I don’t like government, sometimes the government can do things to promote competition, dive business, and help its people.

  4. George W. Bush Says:

    First, let me thank you for the deist point, very few people do not know that.

    Second, as a republican let me state that these people deserve to be sent back. As “Trent”, if that is his real name, mentioned these immigrants need to go through the standard channels of immigration just as everyone else has. They are a burden on taxpayers and all Americans. Soon the same educational system which you stated last topic needs more funding will be filled with the children of these non-taxpaying people,which will lead to a lack of funding once again. Immigration is what this country is founded on but if it is not in a legal fashion it should be stopped.

    —gWb

  5. 06jk Says:

    Right G-Dubs. That’s why I stated many times that it should be regulated and done in a manner that will help the country the most, rather than hurt it.

  6. 06jk Says:

    Trent, I totally agree with you. I don’t really know where I stand on the whole fence thing though (funny thing is, immigrants will probably be the ones building the fence HA!)

    I do agree that immigrants need to meet us half way. I feel like a lot of people missed the fact that I stated multiple times that these people need to work hard, just like every native-born citizen.

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