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Forgotten heritage

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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

If it weren’t for humans seeking a better life and migrating to our land, the United States would not have evolved into the greatness it has, thus attracting yet others here today with the same desires as yesteryear. Yet their arrival are treated by some as if it were a new occurrence and paranoiacally, a threatening one. The latest to set foot are never welcome. How easily we forget our heritage. Immigration has through the years at times wreaker havoc on our country even as far back as 1620 when that Mayflower boat deposited that historic load of undocumented immigrants (romantically dubbed “Pilgrims”) on our soil much to the umbrage of our Native Americans, who still remain the only nonimmigrants in our country. Some might justifiably even refer to these early immigrants or pilgrims as terrorists considering the decimation they wreaked upon our Native Americans. Nevertheless, the rest of us inherited and are all offshoots of that and the various Mayflowerish influx of immigrants or pilgrims throughout the centuries fulfilling their dream of becoming American Citizens. Although it may have slipped the memory of the, “I hate Obama hatefully more than I ever hated any hateful thing in the whole hateful world of hate” contingent, this is not the first time that the need for immigration reform was recognized. In 1986, there was a sweeping immigration reform bill encouraged and signed by Ronald Reagan, “I love Reagan lovingly more than I ever loved any loving thing in the whole loving world of love” Reagan Rooters, may, if ruefully remember. He confidently predicted, “Future generations of Americans will be thankful for our efforts to humanely regain control of our borders and thereby preserve the value of one of the most sacred possessions of our people — American citizenship.” Even a blind squirrel will find an occasional acorn.

Nicholas Zizelis

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