The Dream Act, Blatantly Selfish?by Karl W Hoffman on Dec. 10, 2010, under Border Issues, Uncategorized
Your country is a wreck, your relatives are being, kidnapped, extorted and murdered. Your own people are being deported to your country with no hope of survival while you listen to activists, demonstrate and demand citizenship for free. People all over the world are fighting for their freedom and you want it given to you.
Activism: is it really a necessity to keeping a country in balance or is it just a frustration to the absence of a real revolution? I am sure there are enough directionless activists here in the United States and in Mexico that would join a good honest rebellion. Speaking of rebellion, it seems that some students have no problem gathering together for demonstrations, laughing in the face of a riot squad or arrogantly defying the status quo. These are all great qualities when applied to a definite direction, for a real cause or maybe a real movement for the freedom and peace of a truly suppressed people.
We have educated 100s of thousands of young Mexicans that where brought here illegally and many millions more who came here illegally. Most of them have worked very hard. We have taught them how democracy works and what a better and more prosperous life can be. We taught them our history and how we fought for freedom, equality and how we ousted a tyrannous government and the honor that comes with such an accomplishment. We as a nation have done the best we could to prepare a generation of Mexicans to return to their country with the tools to rebuild a great nation of their own and prepare it for their returning parents who will be very proud of them. Just for a moment can you imagine if this new generation banded together and asked the United States Government, politely, for the funding, the training and the protection to go home to rebuild their country? Would the House and the Senate argue about this? Probably just the politicians and lobbyist connected with drug money. Besides solving the border and immigration debacle, and reuniting their families, nothing is more profitable than a good war and especially one that gets lots of support or just maybe, even has a good reason.
Cleaning up a country ruled by an upper-class system, corrupt leaders, police and military that are controlled by warring Cartels with a rapidly growing middle eastern terrorist presence should provide plenty of opportunity in constructive areas for humanitarian organizations and excite and motivate the most dedicated activists while weeding out the posers and easy street freeloaders.
Then, with great satisfaction, Mexicans could attend their own universities, teach their own people, enjoy a more balanced and growing economy, be truly proud of their own country and we all could become better neighbors. This should be their Dream Act.
Of course it does take dedication, hard work and sacrifice to bring the dream of a fee country to fruition, something that people have been doing for their own countries for thousands of years.