The rise, display and perpetuation of bigotry are among the elements that immediately lessen our individual intelligence.
For the self-professed “Christians,” the use of any language, bashing people from any other country, race, or religious belief, is clearly against the Holy Scriptures. What should be considered is how Jesus would react if we were presenting the same information to Him. Also, the bible clearly states that all men are created in God’s image.
Also, to those who constantly badmouth the illegal immigrants in this country, WE or OUR ANCESTORS are ALL from some other country. My father was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1903. During the birth of the German Youth Corp and the Third Reich, he observed the adverse happenings in his country. Since those elements presented an eerie feeling for him, he decided to come to America, where he could, perhaps, enjoy freedoms not found in Germany. He arrived in the states in approximately 1928 after “jumping ship” from a vessel on which he was a merchant mariner. It took him over 30 years to gain his citizenship; since he was a “German,” “Nazi,” and “Kraut,” he was suspected of many “potential,” acts. Not that he had any in mind, but since he was from Germany, and we were at war with that country in the 1940s, it was common for the good ol’ citizens of America to call him names and speak badly about him behind his back.
My sister and I, also, bore the same burden. We were born during the early 1940s. We were subjected to the same taunts and abuses. While we learned to “deal with it,” we found it perplexing that many of the people who criticized us were the offspring of recent immigrants. The thought entered my mind, “Nobody has a choice about who their parents are, or what country they are born in.” What does it really matter? According to my beliefs, we are ALL God’s creatures.
Many of those immigrants were fleeing oppressive lifestyles and seeking to better their conditions. I believe that if any of us were living in the same conditions, we would do the same thing.
For those who think that “illegal immigrants” don’t pay taxes, you are misinformed. They pay sales tax on everything they purchase in this country, regardless of their legal standing. Also, they are, sometimes, not supported by our welfare and aid systems. They are often required to provide legal documentation of their citizenship and proof of residency prior to receiving any support from our government.
We should all think for ourselves, interjecting some good old COMMON SENSE, and stop being followers of ignorant people.