“The Freedom to be Killed”
Some people just don't get it . . .
Economics not the reason to become U.S. citizenIt's an honor and a privilege that I'm sure his mother wishes he never had.
Americanism is rooted in a democracy that is unique to the United States. Many countries will claim that they are democratic, but the moment citizens burn the flag of those countries, they are carted to jail, if not shot on the spot. Illegal aliens demand their right to citizenship for the sake of keeping their jobs and paychecks that they can never have in their countries. Right there, they lose their argument. If, indeed, American citizenship were about jobs and wages, would these aliens rush for Chinese citizenship if China offers higher wages and better jobs?
There is a basic question on American citizenship that many aliens fail to answer by heart: “Why do you want to become an American citizen?”
The majority of aliens would choose “economic opportunity” as their main reason. The true answer - “because of the freedom and democracy that the United States offer” - seem so profound and hard to grasp that it merely ends as a memorized line than a conviction that will rule their future American lives. The waving of foreign flags while demanding U.S. citizenship during last month's rally is proof to this testament.
Illegal aliens can learn a lesson from Marine Cpl. Jose Angel Garibay, a Mexican immigrant. He was a baby when his parents immigrated to the United States from Jalisco, Mexico, in 1979. Eventually his mom, Simona, became legal, had three kids, divorced, and was able to work in a hospital. Jose was raised in Costa Mesa and assimilated with the American way of life. Obviously appreciating the benefits of American democracy, he enlisted in the military “to defend the country I plan to become a citizen of, “ as he told a teacher.
He never got the chance. On March 23, 2003, Jose was killed in a firefight in Iraq. Not yet a full citizen at that time, Jose was nonetheless ready, and gave up his life to preserve the true values of Americanism. He died for this country because he knew this country gave him the freedom “to be” [Killed.]