ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
James H. Reza
I can almost assure you that everyone who is a true American was
sickened when you saw multitudes of protesters carrying Mexican flags
protesting the new Immigration Reform Bill in the Senate. This display
of Mexican flags should give you a heads up on where these protesters
allegiance lies. Their hearts are in Mexico and their bellies are in
the United States.
As an American of Mexican Heritage I want to set the record straight.
American Hispanics are not all thrilled with illegal immigration. I,
for more than 20 years, tried desperately to bring this national
debacle to the attention of the American people. I had the privilege
of writing for several newspapers, appeared on national and local TV
and radio programs, and was asked by many political groups to address
this serious problem affecting my former community (north Fort
Worth), city, state, and our country. Many will question how I can
speak on this subject with some authority. My simple answer is: I
lived with the problem! Trust me, it was no picnic. Never in my life
(I'm 68) had I witnessed the lawlessness, the deterioration of my
community, and the black market criminal underground activities
attributed to the influx of illegal immigrants.
To add injury to insult, politicians soon caved in to the many
demands of illegal immigrants. Notably: bilingual education, bilingual
ballots, welfare aid, free medical care, etc. Through all this national
disgrace allowed by our politicians, have you all noticed that no one
ever blames the useless, corrupt, and disgraceful government of
Mexico? In contrast, they lambaste and criticize our country. How
does that grab you?
When I addressed the dangers of our porous border between Mexico and
the United States, and the lax security of our nation, no one paid
attention. As I observed the situation, the problem was perceived to be
between American Hispanic communities and illegal immigrants. White
Americans, it seemed, assumed that the problem was not theirs to deal
with. In other words they were asleep at the wheel. However, 9-11
soon woke them up. Lets be honest with each other here, white Americans
vote in far larger numbers than Hispanics do. And most politicians
(Democrats and Republicans) in our city, state, and federal governments
are white. Thus, who is more suited to fix this national disaster?
I'm sure most of you know what the answer is.
In summation, I'm pleading with white American voters to join me in
sending our politicians (Democrats and Republicans) a strong message
that we will not tolerate illegal immigrants telling us how to make
government policy that will make it easier for them to break our laws.
Hope you will join me in this endeavor in our upcoming elections.
James H. Reza
4204 Grand Lake
Fort Worth, Texas 76135