Thursday, January 11, 2007

To Potential Imigrants

Do you want to come live in America? That makes me feel good about my country that others want to come here and I welcome people of any nation, race or creed so long as you play by the rules. My Grandparents on my mother's side were from Sweden and I would be a hypocrite to welcome them and not you.

The rules are simple.

1.) Come in by the rules.
If you sneak in or come illegally I am naturally going to wonder what you're up to. Honest people don't sneak around. We have enough dishonest people who were born here and don't need any more.

2.) Learn our language.
We speak English here. Don't expect us to change everything to accomodate you. It's easier for you to learn one language than it is for me to learn a dozen. We are not all Anthony Burgess (who was fluent in over a dozen languages). If you don't want to learn our language then you don't belong here.

3)Work for a living
We complain that things are bad here but they are better here than most of the world; the fact you want to come here is proof of that. But don't come here for a handout. We are the most generous people on earth for those with real needs but we don't appreciate being made fools of. Working for a living also means that you pay taxes like the rest of us. We already have enough welfare recipients and don't need any more.

4) Obey the law
While we do have a few absurd laws, most of them are sensible and not that difficult to obey. America has it's full quota of criminals and we are not in the market for any more.

5) Respect the lives, property and beliefs of others as well as America's culture.
You don't have to agree with them or even like them. You're free to disagree and even argue but you're not free to force people to change. As far as our culture goes, you will find that we will be as tolerant with you as you are with us. Add your culture to ours, don't try to get us to replace our culture with yours.

In others words:
Be an American.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been wanting to move for years, and do follow all the rules, but there are a lot of treaties between the two countries including immigration, and I'm an anglo white dude, so it's an uphill battle all the way...

8:56 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I don't think thats too much to ask!!

2:04 AM  
Blogger Lone Pony said...

All of them sound reasonable. I think number 3 is especially good!

6:31 AM  
Blogger armed_and_christian said...

You are being so culturally insensitive. I agree!

4:48 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

ABFREEDOM needs to paint himself brown, learn Spanish and sneak into this country. That way he would have no problem!

You said: "It's easier for you to learn one language than it is for me to learn a dozen." Brilliant! That's exactly what it would take, at least a dozen and probably more. How extremely ridiculous is that?

Excellent post on this subject, Shoprat. :)

3:02 PM  

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