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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Here's a Copy of a Letter that was sent to Our Senators, Congressman and National Commander by Member Jim Stoll:

May 7, 2006

Congressman Tom Price
506 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Subject: The Immigration Problem

Dear Congressman Price,

At the outset of each new Congress, each member who is beginning a new term in the Senate or the House of Representatives swears a solemn oath that states: "I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic and that I will bear true faith and allegiance to same". It is therefore the sworn duty and responsibility of you and every other member of those august bodies, to rise up as a whole, to take immediate and appropriate action, without regard to the furor of the rabble, whenever a foreign force, that is highly detrimental to "the common good", confronts our Republic and tears at the very fabric of the society we and our forefathers have built, over the past 230 years.

Such an issue confronts our nation and our way of life today. It is commonly referred to as "The Illegal Immigration Problem". However, the name-tag in itself is a misnomer. What is happening in our nation today is not illegal immigration. It is, in reality, an unlawful infiltration of our nation by foreign nationals, with stealth, for personal gain. Immigrants of the past, my grandparents among them, openly fled the horrible living conditions in the lands of their birth and came to the United States of America in search of freedom and equal opportunity. They left everything behind them and worked diligently in their new land to become responsible citizens. I would venture to say that a great majority of those in our nation today, who have served and sacrificed to protect and defend our Republic in its many wars, are descendents of such immigrants and the largest majority of them are proud to call themselves Americans.

Those who infiltrate our nation today knowingly and willfully break our nation’s laws. In doing so, they forfeit any rights except those involving detection, arrest, detention and deportation. Their only defense for their actions is that they will work cheap, so cheap that no American, with a family, who pays taxes, can compete with them. They bring the flag of their homeland with them to wave in our faces as they carouse, chant and wave signs in our streets. They wire a large percentage of the money they earn here to others who are left behind in their homeland, so that they might follow. Their demands overwhelm our schools, our medical facilities, our charities, our law enforcement and our compassion, while paying little or no taxes to support the many benefits they usurp. They do not seek citizenship. They seek capitulation. They openly preach a gospel, both in our nation and in their homeland, that they seek the rightful restoration of lands that were stolen from their homeland in past centuries. They have been taught to believe that a large portion of our nation belongs to them, and it is only a matter of time before it is restored to its rightful owners.

A President of the United States addressed the problem we face today most succinctly when he told the American people and all immigrants at the time; "We must insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming, in every facet, an American and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. We have room for but one flag here, the American flag. We have room for but one language here, the English language. We have room for but one loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people". The name of that President was Theodore Roosevelt. He spoke these words almost a century ago, in 1907. They still aptly apply to the situation today.

As a veteran of one of this nation’s wars, I appeal to you, as a national leader who is sworn to defend this Republic, to stand up and call upon your fellow members of Congress, who are also so sworn, to take immediate action to close our borders and rid our nation of the foreign enemies that are attacking it. If you fail to do so, our grandchildren are destined to become a people faced with the reality of becoming a third world nation. Let the words of Theodore Roosevelt guide you in the performance of your duty.


James E. Stoll, Active Member American Legion Post 304


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