My Parents Did It Right, Not Illegals

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July 14, 2014 by genelup

A friend of mine whom I respect and who obviously is more in tune for amnesty for illegals than I ever will be, wrote about us United States citizens: “the accident of where we were born.”

My Response: My parents were born and raised in Slovakia when it was ruled by the Austro-Hungarian Empire. They knew what it was like to be third-rate citizens. What my grandparents raised in the garden or gathered wood in the forest they had to give a portion to the government. My parents came to America for freedom that they didn’t have in Eastern Europe. They WERE NOT illegals; they stood in line, learned English and became American citizens. My Dad served in the U.S. Army.

They did it the lawful way. They taught my sister and me how great America is. They sacrificed so much for us. America through the decades always has gone around the world helping those in need when disasters happened. But now we can’t be all things to all people, especially those who break our laws and expect free handouts. We now have a government that places more emphasis on illegals than our own citizens. They expect us to pay their way.

Our freedoms and money we earn legally are taken away to better the lives of those who break our laws. For one example, free medical care while we have to pay not only our own insurance but for illegals, too. “The accident where we were born” sounds like we should feel guilty because we have it so good that we humbly must owe to those who break our laws. We are who we are because of men and women who sacrificed their lives in wars and lawful immigrants — like my parents — who came here legally and made America great. No one, including the current administration, should take that away from us.

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