Monday, January 22, 2007
The State of the Union: An Ordinary Citizen Responds
John W. Lillpop
As required by the U.S. Constitution, President Bush delivered the "State of the Union" speech in January. The Bush speech was annunciated in Texan--that is, pidgin English with a drawl.
After the president has spoken, the Democrats responded, in both English and Spanish.
All of the speeches were loaded with outrageous hyperbole and exaggerations, if not downright lies. The real problems facing the nation were grossly underestimated or ignored. Achievements were vastly overstated and misrepresented.
In other words, the State of the Union focused on what politicians wanted Americans to think, rather than the actual state of the union.
For a change, our politicians need to hear the State of the Union from the perspective of an ordinary American citizen.
This citizen proposes the following response:
Mr. President, members of Congress:
The state of this union is: In grave peril and in danger of collapse!
Due to inappropriate actions and or inaction on the part of those entrusted with managing this great nation--that would be YOU, ladies and gentlemen--the United States of America is on the brink of declining into a third-world cesspool.
It is imperative that our government recognize the fact that we the people are FED UP with the attempt to undermine American sovereignty, homeland security, and culture.
In short, we the people are:
FED UP with plans to merge the United States into a North American alliance with Canada and Mexico. Such a plan would destroy American sovereignty and is totally unacceptable.
FED UP with the refusal of the federal government to secure our borders at time of war.
FED UP when armed Mexicans illegally cross our borders and assault Americans, yet our government takes no action, and refuses to even protest.
FED UP when Americans defending the U.S. from drug smuggling illegal aliens are sent to federal prison, while invading criminals are to be forgiven via amnesty for violating our borders and laws.
FED UP with the fact that upwards of 30 million illegal aliens are currently in America, and cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars every year.
FED UP with a president who orders thousands of young Americans into harm's way thousands of miles from home, but who refuses to secure America.
FED UP with politicians who refuse to enforce immigration laws and who claim it is "impossible" to deport criminals here illegally.
FED UP with illegal aliens who can not and/or will not speak English.
FED UP with taxpayer dollars being wasted to print documents in foreign languages.
FED UP with illegal aliens who dump their medical bills on the backs of U.S. taxpayers, but who send $30-40 billion a year back to Mexico each year.
FED UP with the fact that providing free medical services to illegal aliens drives hospitals out of business, making those facilities unavailable to American citizens for whom the medical centers were intended.
FED UP with our schools being invaded by non-English speaking children who impede the learning process of students who genuinely belong here.
FED UP with the fact that federal, state, and local penal systems are overrun by illegal aliens, again costing taxpayers billions each year.
FED UP with the fact that, on average, illegal aliens kill 12 Americans every day.
FED UP with the fact that the overwhelming majority of felony crimes being investigated in Los Angeles have been committed by illegals from Mexico.
FED UP with politicians who refuse to round up and deport millions of illegal aliens who are destroying American culture and language.
FED UP with politicians who pamper illegal aliens with driver's licenses and free public services, which encourage even more invaders to come to America.
FED UP with the attempted Mexicanization of America. Mexico is a third- world slum, and we are FED UP with those who want America to be like Mexico!
Finally, Mr. President and members of the U.S. Congress, we the people are FED UP with those who consistently work on behalf of illegal aliens and the state of Mexico, and against the interests of the American people!
Please do not underestimate the dissatisfaction and rage swelling in the hearts of patriotic Americans on this vital issue.
The state of this union is untenable and must not continue as is!
We the people DEMAND our great country back!
John Lillpop is a recovering liberal.