Sunday, October 24, 2004


The political game of out of sight, out of mind has grown old and we living in America are growing weary. When one sweeps items of a contentious nature under the rug of extreme diplomacy and political correctness the items are not gone. They are out of sight, yes; however they are not out of mind.

Daily I read of the lack of affordable health care in America, I watch and I listen as you attempt to explain your various philosophies and viewpoints on health care, our burgeoning American crisis. Yet I never hear about what it is costing American taxpayers to fund Mexico's poor that are sent here, as if they are a precious commodity being shipped across our shared border. As if Mexico is bestowing a great service and gifts upon us lowly, lazy American society members. Are we that lazy? Are we that grateful as a society for Mexico's 'gifts' that have been bestowed up on us? Do you realize the costs these gifts of from our porous border extend to Americans struggling to live here in our own country? Do you even care? The Center For Immigration Studies in Washington, DC just released an exhaustive study on illegal alien households and found each illegal alien household costs United States taxpayers $2,700.00 annually, above and beyond what these uninvited aliens pay in taxes by use of our generous welfare services. Dear prospective public servants, that money would purchase a great deal of expensive lettuce, or fund much-needed health care for our families in our country of America.

Again, according to the latest Roper and Zogby polls, 80% of Americans want illegal aliens stopped and deported. Numbers do not lie, in fact these numbers have only grown steadily since the 1970's. How say you, revered public servants, in response to the 80% of Americans who ask that our laws be upheld, that our laws be enforced and that our country be protected against both foreign and domestic enemies? Another oath you have taken or that you will take in 2 weeks. American citizens do not ask that new laws be put into place. We are content with the old ones. We ask again that you uphold your duties first and foremost to us, the voting American citizens. The Americans who trust you with our future in our own country.

Because you see, candidate hopefuls, American citizens know the laws of the United States. We have learned all about our Constitution in our American public schools. We have learned about the sworn duties of our elected officials, and we remember. Knowledge is indeed powerful. We are aware that you are not playing the game by the rule that is set before you. The Rule of Law that governs America.

Impolite or unpopular, ugly heads and all, illegal immigration remains a constant American concern, and we will not sweep it under the rug as you have done. We prefer the true clean the house remedy. See the problem, address the problem and then take care of the problem. Do not hide the problem under the Bush Administration guest-worker guise or John F. Kerry instant-amnesty proposal. The problem is still there, just assigned a much more politically correct name such as "Guest Worker", or "Amnestied new citizens". How polite.

I recommend a clean sweep. Much as you have done in Iraq, honorable President Bush. Come clean with a clean sweep. A clean sweep with your American public and a clean sweep with the invaders residing in America, these voteless and therefore voiceless illegal alien populace.

The contentious and pro-illegal agenda has gotten our attention in America, notably by the majority. Now it is your turn to respond. The ball is in your court, the dust bunnies are residing under your rug. Play by the rules, honor the laws. Respect the citizens of this country. It is all we ask and we expect no less dear Presidential candidates.

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A New Zealand viewpoint

Apparently New Zealand's justice system is third world.That's good. Why should prisoners get a first world justice system? Do we really want our criminals to be housed in fancy state-of-the-art prisons with all the comforts of home? Let's have a quick look at why our system is third world.

More than 200 prisoners are kept in police and court cells, some under conditions that ignore human rights. Is there really something wrong with this? They have committed a crime against society, so why should they be treated like first class prisoners? There have been instances of prisoners being kept locked up for days at a time with no access to fresh air or sunlight. Some prisoners have been denied the opportunity to exercise. Seems to work in Thai jails. Who really wants to go a Thai jail? There's not too many places worse to go, except maybe an Iraqi jail when Saddam Hussein was in power. Going to jail in New Zealand would seem like a picnic compared to Thailand, where it's not good to be locked away for any period of time, no matter how short.

Some prisoners in New Zealand have been fed mostly pies and TV dinners. You could almost bet that doesn't sound too bad to some people. It seems in some instances prisoners have been kept for a week or more in the same clothes with no access to wash facilities. Again refer to Thailand for why this doesn't seem too bad.

I can't understand why prisoners complain. Listening to their pleas is just another case of New Zealand being too politically correct. Instead of making prison seem like a place to fear, those convicted don't really dread the place too much and in some cases people have tried to get convicted to go to prison where life is "easier" compared to life on the outside. That's just wrong. We should be creating a system of fear for those wanting to commit crime.

But those in charge of prisons tell us a climate of fear would not work. Prisoners need to be reformed. This has to be done in a healthy climate. That sounds good in theory, but let's fact it, some of those going to prison are coming out better educated in the art of crime and simply go on to offend again.

New Zealand needs to come down hard on criminals.I am sure there are plenty of people not concerned that our prisoners are being treated in a third world manner, if that's what it is at all. Somehow third world seems a bit dramatic to call our justice system. It's more lower first world than third. Maybe those saying it's third world need to look around at countries in Africa and Asia to see the true third world. Then maybe they might quieten down and realise criminals in New Zealand get it pretty easy to others around the world.


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