America and Illegals

I keep reading about illegals being deported and how upset they are. They don’t seem to understand that in most countries, you don’t sneak in and live and get to stay once it’s noticed that you did that. There are ways to become a citizen of another country, but breaking the law that says it must be done a certain way is serious.

I think Americans embrace others who are hurting or need help, but at some point people must look after their own interests and their own lives.

Americans pay taxes to support public schools. When an ESL teacher (English as Second Language) became necessary in every school, it began to affect American citizens. That’s a teacher being paid to teach a large group of people the English language. Her or his salary comes from tax dollars.

Then there is the annoyance of being told to “Press One for English”. This was a new thing at one time, but now it’s the norm.

When immigrants come to America, they should expect to learn the language and the customs and assimilate into American society. You would not sneak into China and expect the people in China to learn your language.

If I move to another country, or even if I just visit, I will try to learn the language of that country and not expect them to know my language just because I show up. That’s arrogance.

I do feel for the people being deported. I wish they had entered the country legally in the first place.

As part Native American, I also wish the Native Americans had been more savvy about allowing immigrants to enter their country. You see how that worked out.

There have to be rules and they have to be followed. If immigrants cannot be bothered to learn the country’s language and to teach it to their children, then how interested are they really in the success of the country? If they want things to stay exactly like they were in their former country, why did they come here? This is America.



Competence in America

There is no such thing as competence in America any more. No one is at their desk. No one returns phone calls or emails. No one has any answers when you call. Yet Americans lament that jobs are going over seas. Well, maybe the people overseas have a better work ethic?

For those of us that grew up when people had names, not numbers and when problems could be solved THAT DAY, we recognize just how far down America has gone in the recent years.

Women demanded the right to wear pants to work and pant suits were permitted. Men wore suits or at least a nice shirt and tie. Now women go in dressed as harlots and wonder why they get no respect.

Ads on TV are of women holding footballs and demanding that men take their viagra so they can perform. That one is especially disgusting to me.

The thrill of the hunt is gone for many men. It’s like the deer stepped out in front of the hunter and said, “Here I am, shoot me”. Except it’s the women who have stepped out naked in front of the men and who are saying, “Here I am . . . did you take your viagra?”

I have spent over 2 hours trying, trying, trying to handle a  business problem. I just don’t have the stamina to continue. I assume the people don’t know or are too lazy to look up the answer.

I have emailed a woman at work at least four times. I left her a message, for she is too busy taking a break to actually answer her phone. She needs a form from me by today. She is too lazy or just unwilling to say whether or not she received it. I suspect she hasn’t opened her mail from the last two weeks.

You can’t go or do anything in America without proof of who you are.

I’d also like to know why social security says press one for Spanish.

I’d like to know when we got so sloppy that we left the back door to our country wide open and now pay taxes to teach the children of these illegal invaders to speak our language. There is at least one, usually more than one, teacher in each school who is solely devoted to teaching children of illegals our language.

I don’t know why. All they have to do is press one for Spanish. Oh, wait a minute. That’s right. They need to know English to get their free (for them), tax payers don’t see it as “free” education.

Schools used to be a place where learning actually took place. Fun activities were planned. Now it’s rush, rush, rush from the time you get there until you leave and you leave feeling like you just didn’t get everything done.

People are no longer regarded as “smart”. We have smart phones and smart this and smart that, but if you want to see where the focus is, look at the children with low IQ’s who cannot learn and while average, or above average kids get one teacher, those who can sometimes not even tell you where they are, get three.

America has lost her way. When people quit being competent, when people quit taking pride in their work, whatever that work may be, America began stumbling down the path to the whoredom that is now America. I am glad I was young when I was young, because to be young now must be one of the most confusing eras in America.