Arizona's new immigration law, which mirrors federal law, has gotten plenty of negative media and has stirred some interesting discussions on Facebook, in the blogs, and amongst friends. This morning I emailed my niece a link (http://projects.latimes.com/mexico-drug-war/#/its-a-war) which describes the lawlessness that has become prevalent in Mexico and is spilling over our borders. We exchanged a few comments back and forth, and she finally wrote:
"You know what, I'm more or less a live and let live type of person for the most part, Mexicans, Blacks, Whites, Homos whatever (I admit I have difficulty lumping the muslims in there though). People are what they are and can be whatever they want to be as far sexual identity but really it is my belief that they should just all assimilate, speak English, get a job, be a contributory member of society, don't whine about inequality and fairness or lack of it, don't force their viewpoints on others. They don't need their own clubs. The problem is they all want to be in the good ol' USA but they want to foist all of their "crap" on us. If you're going to live in America do it legally, contribute, live the dream and speak English, leave the burqa at home, become an American, melt in the pot or get out. We shouldn't need to change our way of life for people coming to our country to accommodate their ways and beliefs, etc. You don't go to someone else's house and rearrange their furniture, they shouldn't either."
In this day of weighing all our words and often our very thoughts against the political correctness of our time before speaking them, her words are boldly and refreshingly frank. I couldn't have said it better.