To the editor:
I hate to say it folks, but this is our bed.
It is impossible to open the paper or tune in the news without hearing something about "illegals" ruining our nation, sucking up our welfare and forcing us to learn a little (heaven forbid) Spanish.
Sorry to let everyone in on this secret, but it is our doing. First and foremost by demanding cheap goods. If we were to pay market value for the goods we so eagerly consume, those costs would far outpace any services we may be providing these working folks.
And let's not forget the fact that these are human beings we are talking about. I know the talking heads on TV would like us to forget that, but it is the case. They are ordinary working folk doing jobs we don't want for wages we wouldn't accept, wages that are suppressed because of our demand for cheap goods.
Let me pose a deeper question: Starting in the 15th century and up to the 19th century, did our ancestors really care what the Native Americans thought were OK levels of whites? Illegal aliens stealing property, destroying culture and dissolving the language. I think not. What makes us better? Ain't it funny how time slips away?