By John W. Lillpop
May 18, 2007
President George W. Bush
Members of the United States Congress
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:
Patriotic Americans all across our great land are flying the American flag upside down this morning, at least metaphorically, to signify that our once great nation is under attack and in severe distress.
At issue is nothing less vital than homeland security, rule of law, American sovereignty, and preservation of American language and culture, all of which are threatened by the latest amnesty legislation that appears to be gaining some acceptance in Washington, D.C.
Although the term amnesty has been carefully avoided, the fact is that the proposed legislation would legalize millions of illegal aliens who have thumbed their noses at U.S. borders and immigration laws for their own selfish purposes.
The proposed amnesty would reward these criminals, while millions of others across the globe are penalized for obeying the law.
President Bush and prominent members of the U.S. Congress are promising that the new legislation will improve border security and reduce illegal immigration. One senator from Pennsylvania even went so far as to suggest that the bill would restore "rule of law" to immigration.
With all due respect to the gentleman, simply legalizing illegal behavior hardly qualifies as a credible way to restore rule of law.
Ladies and gentlemen, the latest proposal indicates that either you are not listening or we are not shouting loud enough.
Just to make sure that our views are clearly understood, please be advised 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 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, costing 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.
We the people DEMAND our great country back!
Just say no to amnesty!
Author John Lillpop is a recovering liberal.