Letter to the Editor the Orange County, CA Register refused to publish

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dcd_enterprises, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. dcd_enterprises

    dcd_enterprises New Member

    Oct 14, 2007
    Wheatland, Iowa
    PREFACE: I just received this in an e-mail from my cousin. I have since sent it out to everyone in my address book, but I thought it would get a much wider audience here, and I think the message is among friends. This lady deserves recognition, and I believe this is the least I can do. If anyone wants this e-mail forwarded to them, let me know, at danield@fbcom.net


    This is a very good letter to the editor. This woman made some good points. 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. NOT printed in the Orange County Paper...................

    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 their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.
    They had waved good bye 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 were 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 2006 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 life. 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


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

    noslolo New Member

    Oct 15, 2004
    Johnstown PA
    It's no suprise it wasn't printed. Shame on the paper:(

  3. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Mar 27, 2003
    At SouthernMoss' side forever!
    I say a big A-MEN to that well written letter !!!!!!
  4. Silencer

    Silencer Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2003
    Southern California: Inland Empire
    You see why I don't bother to have a paper anymore? The Daily Bulletin (Inland Empire paper, where I live) is even worse. My only other option is to get the LA Times, and that ain't going to happen.

    Internet news, Fox news and Dan Rather FTW. (Yes, Dan Rather. He's a liberal, but most of the time he does news reports that Liberals ought to do.) Remember, keep truly balanced so you can make your own decisions and always gather intel on your enemy, especially on how they feel about things.
  5. Carl S

    Carl S New Member

    Feb 3, 2004
    Bunnell, FL
    Agreed; I do not subscribe to nor buy a newspaper. I will have to say that the Jacksonville Times Union is fairly conservative newspaper. It is just not a local paper for me.
  6. Xaiver56

    Xaiver56 New Member

    Oct 28, 2007
    Grand Prairie, TX
    That is an incredible letter, well thought out, and TRUE! I have passed it on to everyone I know.
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