The continued coverage of the illegal alien marches really makes me realize that the mainstream media just doesn't get that their job is to communicate facts, not sway public opinion. Last night on CNN, I think it was the 360 report, did a "feature" on an illegal alien family and how they were the Cleavers but just spoke spanish. I mean, who wouldn't want these people to be your neighbors - right?!
But look folks, words mean things. If you steal something, you are a thief - doesn't matter if it was one item or a hundred. The term thief doesn't differentiate between accomplished thiefs or just beginning thiefs. If you tell a lie - you are a liar. The term liar doesn't differentiate between white lies and purple lies and green lies.
If you are driving down the road and you hit someone else's car - you will receive a ticket for "failing to control speed to avoid and accident". You can argue the other person was driving dangerously, the weather impeded your view, a cat jumped across your windshield - whatever - the FACT is that you've hit someone elses car and if you had been driving at a speed in which you could have stopped, you would have avoided the accident. It's not a defensable ticket 99% of the time.
If there is a law that says you can't enter our country without a visa and once that visa is expired you must leave - and you ignore, object to, hate the thing, protest the issue - whatever - you have still broken the law. You are in effect a law breaker, i.e. a CRIMINAL. Criminals are people who break the law. If you have to avoid the police to do what you are doing, then you are a criminal. That is the FACT of the matter - if you don't want to be considered a criminal, then don't break the law. Argue your point, tell us why you should be given an exception or why we should change the law - but arguing about whether you are criminal is a waste of breath. If it hurts your feelings to be called that, then don't break the law.
There are LEGAL ways in which to come into this country and the U.S. liberally allows true IMMIGRANTS to come to this country every year. They are immigrants. People who come here by avoiding the police are illegal aliens, criminals, and fugitives of justice.
For those caring the signs demanding immigrant justice - here's how YOU can get justice without having to march and demand it. Take a bus, taxi, car, train, or just walk to the nearest INS office and tell them that you are an illegal alien in this country and that you demand that they apply the law to you as they would ANY legal citizen in this country. You will be taken before a judge whereby upon determing that you are in this country illegally, they will ensure the law is enforced for you and deport you on the next plane or bus to your home country. That sir is justice. Justice is justice when it the law is applied to and enforced with everyone. When I get ticket for breaking the law by speeding, I have to pay a ticket. I don't march for my right to speed because I don't like the law and it inhibits my pursuit of my need for speed. When you break the law by illegaly entering this country, you receive a free ticket back to your country of origin.
What you SHOULD be ASKING for is MERCY. Mercy is NOT receiving what you fully deserve. The law demands that you be deported, that is what you deserve. Freedom is not free. Earn the privilege to become a citizen by first and foremost showing respect for the law. If you are going to try and nuance the term criminal - I'm simply not going to trust you. Then ASK, ever so kindly to be considered for entry into this country. Follow the proper procedures, show respect for those who in charge of those procedures, learn to speak english, learn about our country and don't call everyone in our a country a racist because we simply want you to follow the law. If you don't respect our laws, then why do you want to be here?
Words mean something. English words mean something. Make sure you know what they mean BEFORE you start using them.