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America's borders, shores and boundaries are under assault as never before -- not by those seeking to come to America honorably and honestly, as has always been welcome in this 'melting pot' of cultures -- but by those who seek to fulfill other agendas.

In the rush to embrace 'globalization' and the erasure of all borders, those who live along those borders are facing something that no private property owners ever should: a flood of illegal immigrants and the myriad difficulties that come with them.

Whether you agree with borders and border patrols (private, state or Federal), this issue is one that begs your attention.

"In the first place we should 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 man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people." - Theodore Roosevelt, from a letter he wrote to the president of the American Defense Society on January 3, 1919, three days before Roosevelt died. "Americanization" was a favorite theme of Roosevelt's during his later years, when he railed repeatedly against "hyphenated Americans" and the prospect of a nation "brought to ruins" by a "tangle of squabbling nationalities." He advocated the compulsory learning of English by every naturalized citizen. "Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or to leave the country," he said in a statement to the Kansas City Star in 1918. "English should be the only language taught or used in the public schools." He also insisted, on more than one occasion, that America has no room for what he called "fifty-fifty allegiance." In a speech made in 1917 he said, "It is our boast that we admit the immigrant to full fellowship and equality with the native-born. In return we demand that he shall share our undivided allegiance to the one flag which floats over all of us."

"I disagree with calling these INVADERS anything other than what they are: ILLEGAL INVADERS. They are not 'undocumented' or 'alien': they are ILLEGAL INVADERS. Calling a rattlesnake by another name does not change its danger to humans.  INVADERS are here ILLEGALLY and they ARE INVADING AMERICA.  Do not let the pro-Invader folks frame the argument or change the language." -  Jackie Juntii, "Grassroots Granny", August 11, 2004. [email protected]

"The Defense of a Nation Begins at its Borders." - Congressman Tom Tancredo