America is the melting pot
of the world. We have every race and color, from every country in the world
living here. People travel across oceans and deserts, by airplane, boat,
car and any other means available, to live in the land of the free. The
knowledge and cultures these people bring with them, give us a "taste"
of their heritage, religion, food and way of life. They enrich us with
stories of their lives and their ancestors lives, that give us a glimpse
of a whole new country most of us will never be able to see, or otherwise
But what about the people
who come here to live illegally? Let me give you an example! Here, where
I live in Colorado, we have been unindated with Hispanics. Many are legal,
have legitimate jobs, pay taxes, and learn to speak our language. Yet,
many come here "illegally", taking jobs that pay "under the table", and
donít learn to speak English. They bring their pregnant wives and girlfriends
here to have babies, which automatically makes the newborn an American
citizen. In turn, these women get on our welfare system to support themselves
and the child, while their husband or boyfriend works getting paid under
the table! Much of the money they earn gets sent back to Mexico.
I have seen time and time
again in the grocery store, a very well dressed Hispanic woman, with two
or three children with her, paying for groceries with food stamps. They
wheel their groceries out to brand new cars and trucks, then drive to very
nice apartments and houses! Even where I work at a department store, I
see these people give hundred dollar bills for their purchases, and at
the same time look down at me and my co-workers!
I donít have anything against
Hispanics or anyone else living here. But, if you are going to live here,
learn to speak our language and pay taxes like everybody else! Taking advantage
of Americaís generosity is wrong, but until we can pass laws to stop this
from happening, all hard working, tax paying people in this country will
have to continue supporting these people with our hard earned money!
lives on the Western Slope of Colorado, with her significant other Tim.
They have three cats and one dog. In real life, Trinitty is a department
manager for a large retail store. She loves hiking, writing, watching
good movies, read good books, and most of all, not letting life get in
the way of having fun. Contact her at: WolfLvr322@aol.com