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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Jim Stoll's Letter to American Legion National Commander Bock

The American Legion May 6, 2006
700 North Pennsylvania St.
P.O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, Indiana 46206

Attn: National Commander Thomas L. Bock

Dear Commander Bock,

Most Americans look upon The American Legion as a leading voice for the rights and recognition of our nation's veterans and as a guardian of the freedoms we all enjoy as a result of their service and sacrifice. It is therefore the duty and responsibility of The American Legion, as a whole, to rise up, take a stand and speak out above the furor of the rabble, whenever an issue confronts our nation that is highly detrimental to "the common good" and tears at the very fabric of the society that we have built.

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, by stealth, for personal gain. Immigrants of the past, my grandparents among them, 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 our veterans today are sons and daughters of such immigrants and the largest majority of them are proud to call themselves Americans.

Those who infiltrate our nation today are knowingly and willfully breaking 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. They bring the flag of their homeland with them to wave in our faces as they carouse and chant 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. They overwhelm our schools, our medical facilities, our charities, our law enforcement and our compassion, while paying little or no taxes to support the benefits they usurp. They do not seek citizenship. They seek capitulation. They openly preach their gospel, both in our nation and in their homeland, that they are seeking the rightful restoration of lands that were stolen from their homeland in past centuries. They have been trained to believe that a large portion of our nation belongs to them, and that 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 apply today.

As a member of The American Legion, I appeal to you, the National Commander of The American Legion, to call upon the veterans of our nation to rise up in unison and make a stand to once again defend the land that they love, from chaos and eventual dissolution. If the veterans of our nation, who have already served so valiantly to protect and defend our nation and our way of life, do not once again take action, by demanding that our government close our borders and rid our nation of this scourge that has befallen it, we are faced with becoming a third world nation in the near future.


James E. Stoll
Active Member,
American Legion Post 304


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