Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Are You a Real American Citizen or Are You an American Citizen Lite??

This is a quote from Theodore Roosevelt, 1919

"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...

There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

--Theodore Roosevelt, 1919

I like the quote from President Teddy Roosevelt. It summarizes my belief in American Citizenship.

American citizenship should not be forced on anyone. The president and congress seem to think everyone that comes here wants to be an American citizen and I don't think that is correct. The president and congress are leading many illegal aliens into the path of American citizenship when many really do not want it but need to go with the flow in order to remain in America for a decade or two to make their fortunes.

The primary success factor in America was for people to learn English in order to communicate with each other. The president and congress are leading the country into chaos by facilitating and promoting the usage of other languages in place of English. Instead of fast tracking students into English led classes, foreign language speakers are allowed and encouraged to remain in the foreign language led courses throughout their student careers. American high school diplomas are awarded to non English speaking students. Colleges are now teaching academic courses in foreign languages of people that do not speak English. There are many jobsites that do not employ English speakers, hiring only foreign language speakers. More and more government jobs require dual language speakers. It is becoming a handicap to know only English in America. English must be recognized as the official language of the United States and all citizens must be able to speak it (unless they are severely handicapped or elderly). The biggest discrimination of all is when an American citizen that speaks English is refused any job in America. English speaking Americans are losing thousands of jobs each year to Spanish speakers in America.

It seems the U. S. Supreme Court has made law with decisions they made about dual citizenship that should be repealed by new law from congress. There are American citizens that enjoy the privileges of American citizenship that continue to vote in their home countries. Where does their loyalty lie with America or their home country? I don't want their voting decisions to decide issues in America involving my family or me. There are many American citizens that travel abroad with their American passports and their home country passports. They display whatever passport upon request that is most beneficial to them. I carry my American passport proudly and I carry no other. I have mixed feelings about dual citizens, because it seems that they have never made up their minds whether they are truly committed to America or only when the situation is best for them. I believe that American citizen individuals that either vote in elections in foreign countries or carry foreign passports should lose their American citizenship. Dual citizenship is an oxymoron.

It is alarming that the English language is not as supported in America as it is supported in most foreign countries. I have worked closely with foreign citizens from more than 12 countries in America, such as India, Pakistan, Korea, Philippines, Sweden, Brazil, among others, and I have found all of them to be fluent in English. I have traveled extensively overseas and found that most people there speak at least some English if they are not totally fluent. More than a million students from foreign countries have trained at American colleges and universities and all have learned English. Most of these people speak three languages or more: their national language, their local language, and English. I have English as my primary language and I learned a little Spanish and French over the years.

Aircraft pilots must know English for International travel. English is the mandatory language for international travel for all pilots.

As an extensive traveler in America, it is easy to find more and more people that do not speak English. Because Bush and congress will not enforce the laws, illegal aliens have displaced many American citizens in restaurants, landscaping, construction, home and business cleaning services, supermarkets, warehouses, and other industries. The overwhelming supply of these workers, has diminished the salary and benefit levels that the American citizens workers had previously. Because there is no adequate screening at the Mexican border, America is importing large numbers of criminals, drugs, poverty, disease, illiteracy, and other social problems.

The children of illegal aliens in America that are born in America do not deserve automatic American citizenship because their parents are felons. Local school districts should not have to pay for the education of the children of illegal aliens. Local hospital and medical service organizations should not have to pay for treating illegal aliens or their children. If the president and congress want illegal aliens they should provide them with federally funded school vouchers and health insurance cards.

Today, there are many illogical issues caused by the president, congress, and the supreme court about American citizenship, illegal aliens, English as the primary language of America, the alienation of the American citizen poor and middle class, and other things because primarily they will not protect the Mexican border adequately and will not enforce the laws barring employers in America from hiring illegal aliens in America. There is no respect for rank and file American citizens and legal American immigrants. I am not too worried because when things get tough in America, and they will, sooner or later, you'll find me at an international airport or the Mexican border waiving good-bye to these lite weight people.

We gained 100 million more people since 1968, mostly illegal aliens. Did America prepare adequately for these people? Do we have enough schools for these people? How about enough housing? What about highways and public transportation? What about medical service providers? In about 30 more years America's population will increase to 400 million people, a gain of another 100 million people. Are we prepared for that?

What do you think? Are any of these issues important to you? Have you written to any of your representatives?