Lady Liberty Is Weeping And We Have A Job To Do!

libertycryingI just received this email and am going to reprint it in it’s entirety because this average American woman is so devastatingly on the mark, it is scary.  My readers know that my grandparents came through Ellis Island, and these are the patriots this writer is speaking about, and you and I are the people she is speaking to!

My father was a first generation American who enlisted at age 17 to fight in the Pacific in WWII.  Was he proud of his Romanian heritage and ancestry; sure, but he was much more proud that he was an American and BORN in the greatest country in the world.

Are we going to continue to allow our deaf elected officials to spit all over their memories?  Are we going to stand by and watch Lady Liberty weep more?  (More on that later….coming soon.)

This is a very good letter to the editor. This woman made some good points. For some reason, people have difficulty structuring their arguments when arguing against supporting the currently proposed immigration revisions. This lady made the argument pretty simple. NOT printed in the Orange County Paper………

Newspapers simply won’t publish letters to the editor which they either deem politically incorrect (read below) or which does not agree with the philosophy they’re pushing on the public. This woman wrote a great letter to the editor that should have been published; but, with your help it will get published via cyberspace!

From: ‘David LaBonte’
My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to ‘print’ it myself by sending it out on the Internet.. Pass it along if you feel so inclined. Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the OrangeCounty Register:

Dear Editor:
So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren’t being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry..

Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today’s American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented . Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.

They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmansh ip they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France , and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people.

When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German- American or the Irish-American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country’s flag and waving it to represent who they were.. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.

And here we are in 2008 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges, only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I’m sorry, that’s not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900’s deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.

I sincerely hope this letter gets read by millions of people all across the nation!!

And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty, it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn’t start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

(signed) Rosemary LaBonte


THIS is the beginning of the “charge”.

By Logistics Monster


  • Rosemary,

    Well said! Excellent letter. Until recent times, every group of immigrants that has entered this country has been proud to become Americans and has worked hard while overcoming adversity and prejudice. Suddenly there’s a new breed that wants a piece of the pie, but they aren’t willing to pull their weight to get it. Somehow, I am supposed to feel embarrassed that these people must work to become Americans.

    I’m not buying into it, and neither should you!

  • Every single illegal alien needs to go to the back of the line on the other side of the border – wherever that may be…and do it the “right” way!

  • KenoshaMarge -

    Rosemary, your words speak for millions of us who’s voice are not deemed worthy to be heard. We’re not politically correct, or we’re racist or we’re uninformed.

    What we actually are is citizens that believe that in order to achieve something as important, as precious, as United States citizenship you should be willing to first and foremost obey the laws of the country. If the first thing you do is sneak across a border and enter a country illegally then you are NOT worthy. You enter as a criminal.

    Then in order to work you must steal someone else’s Social Security number. That’s identity theft and also against the law.

    If our laws mean nothing to illegal immigrants and to our “Lawmakers” then why have laws? Why not allow ALL of us to decide which laws we will choose to obey?

    And please, for decency’s sake stop with the euphemisms. The people are “illegal” get that, ILLEGAL Aliens or illegal immigrants if you prefer. Undocumented is dishonest. Because for the most part they are not undocumented. They have stolen someone else’s documents.

  • Kathy glad you brought that subject up…I covered it in a post at entitled…Bambi’s Fake Townhall…Bambi has proven time and time again that he can’t answer questions unless they are prepared ahead of time. He is not intelligent, he is dumber than a rock and a card shy of a full deck. He only speaks well if he has his twin teleprompters with him….Smoke and mirrors my friend!

    As for the current state of illegal immigration it sucks. Of course it reminds of a story. I use to converse with a young man who came from the islands. He had a student visa and was attending a top engineering school here in the states. As he was about to graduate at the top of his class try as he might he couldn’t get a company to sponsor him…such a sad story because he was a magnificent guy and so intelligent…

    The workers coming over on H1B visas are less than satisfactory…my husband works with them every day…the engineers and workers from Brazil are a disaster as are the engineers from India. My husband doubts the level of the education.

    Then of course we can’t seem to get rid of those illegal immigrants who refuse to assimilate to the American way of life.

    I was so proud of my fellow citizens in Haysville, KS when they reported a van full of illegals in our town. The cops picked them up…but considering we let illegal immigrants drive with illegal drivers licenses and go to university at in-state tuition rates, I seriously doubt they were sent back home!

    My family can be traced back to the Revolutionary War according to a great aunt who is now dead….she was able to prove it because she was a member of the DAR. Nana Reid came from French Canada, the Copelands (my mom’s family from Canada), a grandfather from Ireland and Grandma Phelps was a MicMac Indian (according to the new tribe she was from Canada also because she was born prior to 1900) and my Dad’s family Scotland….my greatgrandad was the 1st generation born here.

    Funny thing I use to know The Howlands from Plymouth, MA, they traced their ancestors back to The Mayflower…

    I know for a fact the illegals here in Kansas have illegal drivers licenses….we had some illegals staying at The Ronald McDonald House I use to work in…a mother and two kids…the little girl did tug at my heart strings as she was being treated for cancer at the local hospital…but it was my rising insurance costs that paid for her treatment…

    I say send them all home…the illegals are costing us a fortune….and of course they are furthering their drug trade in more than 230 cities! Let’s round them up and kick across the border!

  • Rosemary:

    Thank you for writing a letter that speaks to my feelings as well!

    My mother’s family came here in the 1500s and later fought in the American Revolution, so that we could be free. My father’s family came from Germany in the late 1800s and brought skills, character, and a desire to be everything American.

    When We The People take our country back, we can return to the immigration standards of which you so eloquently speak. When We The People take our country back, we can then tell people who want to come here and live that they must come here legally, that they must have a skill that will contribute to our society, that there is only one language and that is English, and that the only flag that will fly is the American flag.

    God Bless you AND America, Rosemary.

  • Thank you for this beautiful letter. It is so true.

    My ancestors came to America in the early 1600s and fought in the Revolutionary War, and I have family members who have fought in every war since, including the Spanish-American War. In my family it is an established fact thet you serve to protect your freedoms.

    My husband’s father came through Ellis Island in 1910. He was a 16 year old boy from the Ukraine, all on his own. The first thing he did upon arriving was to begin studying for his Citizenship. He told me that the day he was sworn in as an American Citizen was the happiest day of his life. All the hardships of getting to this country ( traveling steerage, etc.) were well worth it when he finally got that piece of paper. He had two sons, including my husband, who fought in WW11. He wasn’t given any handouts and wouldn’t have accepted them if they were offered. He worked hard in the steel mills all his life and felt priviledged to be able to do so.

    Now the so-called immigrants (illegal aliens) want Uncle Sam to provide them with welfare and medical care and everything that life demands just because they were able to sneak across our borders. The schools are inundated with students who can’t even speak English, but they are mainstreamed because that is what the ultra-liberal politicians looking for future votes demand. We have got to fight this trend in our country and the politicians aren’t going to do it for us.

    As J.B. Williams, in the Canadian Free Press said, if you’re looking for a leader look in the mirror.

    There will be marching on April 15th and God willing I’m going to join in. If I’m too incapacitated to march I’ll get my son to push me in a wheelchair. I’ve typed and phoned and sent emails to no avail. Now I must march.

    And remember, VOTE THE BUMS OUT

  • I forgot to mention along the thoughts of Navyvet48 above about the H-1B Visas. I’m sure the readers who come here already know about this but I’m going to comment on it for those who might not be aware.

    Yusuf Acar – a native of turkey and acting chief security officer of the D.C. office of the (CTO)Chief Technology Office was arrested by the FBI recently.

    The Chief Technology Officer for D.C. was Vivek Kundra -Now appointed by Obama as head of the newly created Technology Office in Obama’s administration. This is the office that is going to co-ordinate everything electronically for his majesty. (spy on all of us). Although not arrested, I understand Mr. Kundra has been suspended pending investigations.

    Also arrested along with Mr. Acar, was Sushil Bansal – Presideent and CEO of AITC (Advanced Integrated Technologies Corporation). Mr. Bansal is not an American Citizen, he holds an H-1B Visa, which is given to foreign workers in special occupations.

    Bansal and Acar were both charged with bribery of a government official, money laundering, wire fraud and conflict of interest.

    Obama’s appointee was in charge of the offices at the time the crimes were perpetrated. Can’t he find anyone without some sort of scandal in their background?

    As for Bansal, why do we keep bringing these people over here under the H-1B program when we have so many gifted American technology people out of work? Any effort to suspend this program has been voted down. I say it needs further investigation. But who am I? Just one of those insignificant taxpayers whose voice means nothing to the present congress and government officials. VOTE THE BUMS OUT !!

  • What burns me up is now they (King Obama and his court of fools) want to insure that these ILLEGALS get a free college education, and give the Gitmo criminals welfare!! All on our dime, and the backs of ALL the veterans of all of our Nations wars. My father, and 6 of his 7 brothers served their country during war time. When they came home,they didn’t ask for ANYTHING from their Government. They just wanted a good job, a nice home, and to take care of their families. They didn’t want “hand outs” from the government. They taught their kids the values of life, and told their kids: “If you want something out of life, you work for it, you don’t take handouts.” They also told us, nothing is for free, especially FREEDOM.They couldn’t afford to send their kids to college, even though they wanted to, and now the thieves in D.C. want to give a free education to people who aren’t even citizens of this country! Yes,our country is turning into a Socialist State, and WE the PATRIOTS need to take our country back, and put ALL of those thieves in their rightful place….PRISON!!

  • C. Terranova -

    In your letter, you say former immigrants generations ago “made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times.” Could you provide example of how today’s immigrants fail to uphold this contract? I live in a latin neighborhood, where many families of immigrants own successful businesses, speak english, and send their children to english-speaking schools. Some of their older children are part of the armed services, go to college, or work hard like their parents. Are they not upholding their duty as citizens? Also, why should these people “change their name” to “assimilate” to American cultural norms? What is an “American” name, and why must I have one in order to be legitimate?

    Second, who is to say that the US’s current immigration policies are justified or legitimate? After all, people don’t jump the border to “bum around.” They come here to escape economic, political, sexual, and religious oppression. Would you want to be a resident of Juarez (Chihuaha, Mexico) where more [innocent] civilians are being killed in violent drug-cartel-related deaths than Iraqi citizens in Baghdad? (Not to mention US Americans are the one buying up all them drugs!) The fact of the matter is, we pay taxes in this country to a government that protects its citizens with publicly-funded police forces, education systems, etc. Why WOULDN’T you want to be a part of it? Why not take immigration to the US as a complement, WELCOME our neighbors into this vast land, and educate them to show them how to live prosperous lives? Why not take on some of their customs as well, embrace their cultural differences and learn from them? The possibilities for peace are endless. And I’d like to see some census statistics on how many illegal immigrants are “free-riding” the US welfare system right now. My guess is that the numbers are marginal at best.

    My final question about all this immigration business is:
    What IS the American way of life?
    How is it different from other ways of living?
    What is the evidence that shows that the American way of life is superior? There are certainly ways of living/ways of being in this country that face opposition by the government and some citizens. For example, if immigrants are “responsible” for “assimilating” to the American Way of Life, then should gay people “assimilate” to heterosexual culture, simply on virtue that it is the dominant one? Should women stay in the household and out of the political realm, simply because it is the historical norm? Should a US southerner who moves to New England drop her accent and abandon her political beliefs in order to be accepted to the social norms of the north?

    I guess I just think there needs to be a distinction between “difference” and “inferiority” when we are talking about immigrants. People are people are people. We’re all gonna die some day, we all share the same fate, so why not help each other in making life worth living?

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