Ok... so i received this as an email from... well, i can't tell you. Please read and discuss. I think the comparison is absurd, but i'm curious to see what you all think.
Let's say I break into your house
A lady wrote the best letter in the Editorials in ages! It explains things better than all the baloney you hear on TV.
Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration.
Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely. Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests.
Let's say I break into your house:
Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave. But I say, â€œNo! I like it here. It's better than my house. I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors. I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house).â€?
According to the protesters:
You are required to:
~ let me stay in your house.
~ feed me
~ add me to your family's insurance plan
~ educate my kids
~ provide other benefits to me & to my family
(my husband will do all of your yard work because he is also hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part).
If you try to call the police or force me out,
I will call my friends who w ill picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my RIGHT to be there.
It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. I'm a hard-working and honest, person, except for well, you know, I did break into your house, but what a deal it is for me!
I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of cold, uncaring, selfish, prejudiced, and bigoted behavior.
Oh yeah, I DEMAND that you learn MY LANGUAGE,
so you can communicate with me.
Why can't people see how ridiculous this is?!
~ Only in America ~
If you agree, pass it on (in English).
Share it if you see the value of it.
If not, blow it off . . . along with your future Social Security funds, and a lot of other things.