by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
There was a time when immigrants came to this country from other places to make a better life for themselves and they were willing to work hard to do that. And mostly they did it. They found jobs and made a place for themselves and their families and in so doing made themselves part of this country. My grandfather was one of them. He went to work in a factory at nine years of age. His family didn’t come here and demand favors and freebies. In those days there was none of that foolishness. Immigrants came here, mostly legally, willing to work and make a better life for their families.
Today all that has changed!
Presently you have “caravans” of immigrants from Central America working their way up through Mexico and they plan to arrive on our southern border with a list of demands they expect our president to comply with forthwith so they can be comfortable here. They expect these demands to be met, or at least they say they do. They feel they are entitled to what they demand.
When Comrade Obama occupied the White (Red) House this was the kind of situation that would cause him to draw a line in the sand, and having drawn it, he would gladly invite all the illegals to cross it and he would seek to bestow upon them all the goodies he wouldn’t dream of giving to native-born American citizens because, after all, most of us were not socialist like him, and so we didn’t deserve anything. All we deserved was the privilege of footing the bill to coddle all his illegal buddies so they could live in the lap of luxury while they labored to change our culture into the one they had just “escaped” from.
However, this year’s “caravan” will be dealing with Donald Trump rather than “Madame President” which, hopefully, will be a whole different animal. If Mr. Trump ends up caving in to these freebie-hunters lots of us ain’t gonna be real happy. Right now he is talking about pulling US troops out of Syria and putting them down on our southern border–a move I will applaud if he does it.
As the “caravan” works its way to the borders of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Commiefornia they are letting us know what they expect from us. According to an article on https://canadafreepress.com one of the demands of the caravan comrades is that “They open the borders to us because we are as much citizens as the people of the countries where we are and/or travel.” In other words, these people are as much the citizens of this country as we are? That statement won’t even qualify as bovine fertilizer! The idea that some Leftist group (because that is who ultimately finances these boondoggles) can just trot up to our border and demand citizenship is way beyond laughable. It is an absurdity!!! Oh, I realize this sort of arrogant demand warms the hearts of all dedicated Leftists in this country who loathe ordinary hardworking Americans and love illegal immigrants that they can shower our largesse on. Just think of the voting block they can turn these people into (whether they vote legally or not makes no diference) to disenfranchise normal Americans. Just think of how they will change our culture, because that culture change is a major part of their agenda. Ask Comrade Obama who, come to think of it, we haven’t seen much of lately, though his minions are assuredly active. Makes you wonder where he’s hiding out–and why?
But the “caravan crowd” has yet another point to make. They say “Our dream is to build solidarity bridges and turndown border walls imposed by greed.” No doubt they are seeking to fulfill Hillary’s dream of open borders and are happily doing their bit toward that Leftist end. The Free Press noted that this is a “..clear PR stunt orchestrated by leftist advocates.”
Who are these people to “demand” anything of us? If some of them manage, by hook or by crook to sneak into this country they will be nothing more than illegal immigrants and the only thing they will be entitled to is a free ride back to the Mexican border. Regardless of what they say and regardless of what some of our cowardly politicians spout they don’t have citizens rights here and they shouldn’t be entitled to any “free stuff” just because they have the gall to demand it.
I have heard that the governor of Texas plans to put the Texas National Guard along the Texas border with Mexico. Good for him! Let’s hope he has enough of them to do the job until Mr. Trump gets those troops back from Syria! It’s high time we quit handing over American goodies to everybody in the world that thinks they deserve them, via some “redistribution of the wealth” scam authored in Washington.