What Price for Citizenship?

by Richard H. Frank

Observing the hysteria being fomented in this Country by activists in support of illegal immigrants, one would wonder when America became subject to the Will of Anarchists as opposed to the Rule of Law.  “Hysteria,” as a description for what has occurred as a result of Arizona’s tough stance against illegal entry into this Country, hardly seems the appropriate term in light of politicians calling for boycotting the State and attempting to extort the legally elected representatives of the Arizona people for doing their bidding.  Last but not least, is the use of the race card by opponents of the law, mostly outsiders, to incite racial discord among the citizenry.

The outcry of racial profiling and discrimination against Hispanics, by requiring them to show some form of identification, when and if law enforcement has probable cause to suspect a violation of law, is now considered comparable to Nazi Germany.  Those activists that are crying foul in the case of Hispanics need to consider the “legal” requirements and responsibility placed upon those natural-born citizens of all races, creeds and color in the United States.  For instance, natural-born citizens:

  • Must abide by the law and show proper identification if suspected of having violated the law or be penalized accordingly
  • Must pay taxes legally imposed under the law
  • Must give service to their Country in its defense and register for the Selective Service upon reaching 18 years of age
  • Must respect the rights conferred upon others by our Constitution
  • May choose to participate, or not, in the electoral process
  • Must provide identification and proof of residency when appropriately requested by law enforcement agencies
  • Must provide proof of citizenship to obtain certain legal documents, participate in Government subsidy programs and obtain security clearances when required by law
  • Must provide identification to obtain a Social Security Card.  For children 12 years of age or older, they must attend a personal interview as well as producing evidence of citizenship
  • Serve on a jury when selected and legally qualified
  • Must provide a valid Passport upon departure and re-entry to the United States

Gosh, natural-born citizens seem to be held to the same standards and even higher than is the standard for aliens, legal or illegal.  Under the province of Homeland Security in America today, what may an illegal alien who entered illegally expect to participate in?  How about:

  • Access to a job
  • Being issued a driver’s license whether or not they can read and speak English
  • Issuance of a Social Security Card
  • Participation in welfare programs, food stamps, SSI, dependant child assistance, etc.
  • Subsidized rent or home purchase assistance
  • Free education
  • Free healthcare
  • Welfare payments up to $30,000/yr

Comparing the responsibilities of natural-born Americans against the social welfare handouts for illegal aliens, is it any wonder there are between 10-12 million illegal aliens in the United States today?

When the facts are presented showing that existing law does not discriminate against or is anymore oppressive of immigrants than is the law for natural-born Americans, the straw man built by the activists can not stand and their arguments are proven false.  Their only remaining weapon in the anarchist’s arsenal is to play the race card and fan the flame of bigotry.

Politically, it is all for show in coercing the minorities to receive their support in the form of a vote.

Constitutionally, it is a wake-up call to the Federal Government that they have failed to protect this Nation through secure borders and the states will exercise their powers under the 10th Amendment to do the job if the Feds won’t.

Any candidate seeking office in the upcoming 2010 midterm elections needs to examine their conscience with regard to their position on immigration reform and demand the borders be secured before considering any new law or change to existing immigration legislation.

This Nation cannot afford unlimited, uncontrolled immigration financially and to protect our National Security against those forces that promote the destruction of America.

The answer to the question “What price for citizenship?” is “Any price!”  The  Founders pledged their fortunes and their very lives to achieve and preserve freedom.  Answering a simple question and providing documentation as to our legal status seems a trivial price and nothing to fear for those that are in the United States legally.

2 Responses

  1. It is intersting to read about those who are against the new/old law passed by Arizona. I understand the political motive behind those who appose it. But I am afraid it is too late. The philosophic agenda is that of Hegel, “conquer and divide”.

    This paticular philosophy is now showing up as it has become foundational in all education systems in the USA at college and Universities over many many years.

    When you are able to cause division between states … the “Unitedness” that have held the states together over these few hundred years are torn apart by the “Hegelian philosphical” world view.

    It also divides people based on different cultures coming into the country illegally, thus not bound by the constitution laws that founded this country. They then are people who hold onto their cultures and not becoming patriotic Americans, and not learning the constitution because they cannot speak english, and the constitution is not translated into other languages to solve that problem.

    This manifestion spreads in to all states thus the end of “United” States Of America. All by design. Nothing happens in a void.

    In the end this divides all citizens who work on emotion rather than the facts. It is fueled on purpose the achieve a political end. Enter NAFTA the agreement between Mexico, USA,Canada. A federation formed between those three contries in the end.

    People do not understand that with Globalism, USA has to be destroyed as a leader in the world.

    We in America has been used to bring control over the world … the dollar is the currancy that unites all countries. When the dollar falls so do all of us … we enter the NWO.

    THe only way we can truly change what has happen … is to philosophically change the mind set of those in Washington … one that does not didvide, and there is not one out there except the fact that there is a moral foundation which can only come about in the belief of a surpreme being … God.

    The only way to change is put limited terms on those who are elected and get all the professional politicians out. Get “grassroot patriotic American” in power to Implement the Constitutional laws that are foundational to the survival of USA. (NOT PRESIDENTS THAT ARE CHOSEN FOR US … )

    My problem is that this will never happen we have gone to far and the nation is so divided no one will ever agree.
    The Democrates and Rebublicians are of the same animal. So it does not really matter which one is in power.

    I have never seen any president change laws implemented by the previous president, those laws remain on the legislation books to be used against us later.

    The highest court in the land dismantles the contitution piece by piece. It is like a blight in the fundamental foundation that holds constitution together. Does it mean what it says, … or says what it means, becomes the issue concerning the survival of the constitution

    A third party will never be excepted because having three parties cannot be minipulated like the 2 parties can be.

    We can never change because the powers behind the presidents are untouchable, and we are too much like sheep ready for slaughter.

    All the talk shows are also blind, they always talk about the latest thing coming from Washington.

    It helps us debate everything from race to what ever … it takes us away from what is really happening, the behind the scenes stuff that we have no way of obtaining the correct information.

    The real power ( Federal Govenment ?) merrily carries out their agenda, while we get riled up and argue about the wrong things and hate each other. (divide)

    It would take a real revolution to change back to the ways we were once. We will find it difficult to change what has gradually happened over the last 100 years or so.

    We as parents have allowed the educational system to brain wash our kids who have no knowledge of history or the constitution. We have been too busy to even pay attention, for our kids will be the ones to usher in the New World Order that the President Bush always spoke about.

    It is like cancer, we have a life style that creates the disease, and slowly eats away unoticed until it is too late. The cure is destructive.

    I don’t believe we have the guts and the staying power to see it through. In the end there is only hope in God …not men.
    People never read the facts, we find things that will agree with our political system.
    A NoBody

    • You are not a Nobody and this is a great thought provoking reply to our article. We thought we were no one too (busy raising our family and with our jobs) until we all showed up in Washington on 9/12/09 where a couple of million “nobodys” got together to protest this Global government, spending, bad legislation and all the rest that you talk about. Obviously, Obama’s destruction will take a long while to undo and you are right, it has been happening under our nose for a long while. But we got involved in all the grassroots organizations that monitor and speak out about what this Administration is doing, we “make” ourselves get to Washington and elsewhere were they can hear us, and we write this blog so that others can see and speak out also on the issues affecting us every day. I am paraphrasing Glenn Beck, but I hope you “speak out boldly and without fear” for the sake of our children. Don’t sit there and just think you can do nothing. There are 70% of American’s in this country who are not pleased with what is happening. Make use of that number!

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