Listening to President Bush’s speech yesterday on the way home from work, I felt a big knot in my stomach after hearing it. I felt empty inside, like there’s not much in the way of representation for conservatives in Washington anymore. He cuddles around his “guest worker program” and dances around border enforcement, pretending laws don’t exist. The blame can be passed around to so many, where do I begin?
Don’t get me wrong. I love Mexicans, I love the Latino community and their family values, in fact, my girlfriend is a Cuban/Mexican-American. I have built great relationships with so many Latinos over the years working in the restaurant business. I’ve worked under Latinos, I’ve worked side by side with Latinos, I’ve had Latinos work for me. In-fact, I’ve spoken with most of my Latino friends and colleagues and they totally agree with me, and feel insulted when they see potential “amnesty” for all of these “line-cutters”, as they call them.
The problem does not lie with the people who only want a better life. The problem is economic flow, and the desire for it to be maintained. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?
Many politicians believe that the flow of low-cost workers is only driving America’s economy to a better state. What they don’t see is the effect this has on the average American worker. They think for some reason current Americans can’t, or won’t, do the jobs that most illegal immigrants are doing right now. My question to them is how do you think this country was built in the first place? Who has been doing these tough jobs for the last 200+ years?
Speaking as a regular American, why am I suffering the consequences of the corrupt Mexican government? Why is the average American suffering from incompetent politicians in Washington?
Well, we voted them in, didn’t we? Maybe it’s our fault.
We have been lax on immigration for many years now, and now it’s finally starting to bite us in the ass. The effects are settling in, and the results are prevalent in the lives of every average American out there.
When I was 16 I got a job at the local pizza shop. Now, when I go there, there’s nothing but Mexican workers there. Does this mean if the Mexicans weren’t there, that there would be nobody to fill this job at the local Pizza spot? Gimme a break, of course those jobs could be filled.
Although there are many good people in Washington, most are complacent, shady, and misrepresenting us everyday. It just doesn’t seem like a big deal to most of them. And that’s a shame.