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Subject: Very well said!!!!


This is a very good letter to the editor. This woman made some good


For some reason, people have difficulty structuring their arguments when

arguing against supporting the currently proposed immigration revisions.

This lady made the argument pretty simple.

Orange County Register refused to print the letter...................

Newspapers simply won't publish letters to the editor which they either

deem politically incorrect (read below) or which does not agree with the

philosophy they're pushing on the public.

This woman wrote a great letter to the editor that should have been

published; but, with your help it will get published via cyberspace!

New Immigrants

From: "David LaBonte"

My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC

Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to "print" it myself by

sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined.

Dave LaBonte (signed)

Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange

County Register:

Dear Editor:

So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made

up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the

Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren't being treated

the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of


Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like

Mr. Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of

immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all

areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and

stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down

on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold

the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made

learning English a primary rule in thei r new American households and some even

changed their names to blend in with their new home.

They had waved goodbye to their birth place to give their children a new

life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate

into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no

welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and

craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of

prosperity. Most of their children came of age when World War II broke

out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight

over from Germany, Italy, France and Japan. None of these 1st generation

Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had

come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor

of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people.

When we liberated France, no one in those villages was looking for the

French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The

people of France saw only Americans.

And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those

immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag

and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace

to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants

truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into

one red, white and blue bowl.

And here we are in 2007 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same

rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a

different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a

guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's

not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who

landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve better than that for

all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to

create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better


I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by

those waving foreign country flags.

And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens

to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I

wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

(signed) Rosemary LaBonte

P. S Pass this on to everyone you know!!!


I hope this letter gets read by millions of people all across the nation!!

Ever onward!!


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Excellent letter and no wonder that it wasn't printed by the biased media.

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