Kirt et al,
I totally agree with you guys. If it wasn't for the concerned citizens of America there would be 30 million newly minted "citizens" ready to stand in line with their hands out for newly accorded privileges. Those "hard-working" immigrants are lurking in the shadows just waiting for getting legally placed on the public dole. You think out entitlements system is taxed to the limit now, just wait and see if (when) the illegals finally get citizenship. Bush's "family vaules don't stop at the Rio Grande" BS is going to kill our economy.
Remember that once they become citizens, then who will do the work they no longer want to do? Employers woun't be able to afford them because they'll have to get minimum wage, and the same bunch of baffoons in Congress that want to give them a free pass on their illegally being here, also want to increase the minimum wage to $8-$10 dollars per hour. Those morons are clearly out only for their own political gain and couldn't care less what the ultimate impact on the country is.
I am damn sick and tired of every other culture in the world being held up as if it is something special, while we're not supposed to promote the glory of America and all the good it has done around the world. Look at the money and lives we've wasted in Africa and the Middle East where the 5th century Muslims rule. America has paid the largest price for promoting freedom and democracy in the world. If it wasn't for our boys, the entire rest of the world would be under Communist and/or Muslim rule.
I'm for calling back most of our troops and gear worldwide and hunkering down inside our own borders. We have strike capability from space and within hours with our hypersonic vehicles. There's a lot we don't know about that is probably being kept under wraps for in case it's ever needed. Let the rest of the world fight amongst itself. They'll be so busy warring that they will fall apart.
BTW, why are Citgo
gas stations still allowed to operate in America? Here we have Iran's ImInaJihad and Hugo Chavez in Venezuela swearing a pact against the U.S., and we're still selling gas at the state-owned oil drilling and processing system (recently confiscated, ala Cuba with Castro in the 1960s). That is one boycott that could actually work. There are plenty of other gas stations to use.