Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Years! My New Year's Wish List

I want to share with you my New Year's Wish List for 2011. I realize many of these wishes will not occur, but they are my wishes for the New Year:
1. Peace and Understanding in our world.
I wish wars would end and people would embrace one another and accept one another for who they are. We all have our similiarities. We all live and we all die. Life is short. However we all have our differences. We need to accept each other as we are.
2. Peace and Understanding in our Country:
We live in the greatest country in the world. We have a brilliant President. We are a land of Immigrants. We were founded as the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. We are a great experiment. People are meant to be free. People are meant to be accepted. Ours is an island of Freedom -- where anyone throughout the world who is brutalized or tortured for their religion and their beliefs, can run to for escape and acceptance. I pray that we all remember our roots and why our country, this great experiment, was founded. All Loyal Americans should believe in this! I also pray that We the People of the United States of America come together and RESPECT our President and his Administration and pledge to work together towards the Common Good and Peace in our World.
3. Comprehensive Immigration Reform:
I pray that CIR is passed in 2011, including the Dream Act for students to advance their education. Once CIR is passed, we can STOP the demonization of Latinos in our country. We can stop the loony proposals to change the 14th Ammendment so citizen children can remain citizens and stop being called the vile, racist term "anchor babies". We can stop racial profiling bills like Arizona's sb1070. We can stop the horrendous Hate Crimes happening across the US, like the deaths of little Brisenia Flores, Luis Ramirez, Marcelo Lucero and the Chilean students. We can stop the xenophobic "Official English" bill -- wishing to restrict Spanish from being used throughout the nation.
4. Those Congressmen and Activists Consumed with Hate for the President and for Latinos
I pray that those consumed by hate, stop and consider what their hatred and their actions are doing to destroy our Great Country. I pray that they understand that our country is evolving to a multi-cultural society. We are ALL Equal. We are ALL Free. Our President IS our President. Pledge your allegiance to our country and the reason it was founded. Stop your Hate. Embrace Change. Embrace a Peaceful and United Future for our Country.
5. End to Drugs, Cartels, Violence
I pray that every single drug user in America think about what their drug use is doing to our country and to the world. I pray that every person who smokes a marijuana cigarette reading these words stop to consider the impact. I pray that every person using meth, crack, coke, heroine, methodone, oxycodone, or any mind altering drug obtained illegally stop and consider the impact your drug use is having on our country and to the world. Think of all the drug mules being used to cart these substances into our country. Think of those "illeegals" forced to carry the bales of marijuana into our country by the cartels -- received by American Citizen cartels who forward off these drugs to you. Think of the violence in Mexico, the deaths, the murders, the blood all to feed these habits. Think of the US guns sold to these cartels -- that continue the wretched violence.
It is clear that we have three choices.
a. Each American using any type of drug must end their drug use,
b. we can legalize these drugs -- as alcohol was legalized,
c. we partner with Mexico and pledge to end these drug cartels once and for all -- and this includes throwing all drug users in our country in jail for so many years, they will be too old to use them again when they get out.
I know none of my wishes will come true this year. I will still wish for them.
In the meantime, what I will do this year is to continue to post the Truth! I will continue to support our President. I will continue to support CIR and the Dream Act. I will continue to support the End of Hate Crimes!
In the weeks ahead, I am going to put a spotlight on the changes in our new Republican Congress and those they have named for various leadership posts. It is extremely important that WE THE PEOPLE understand their background, their history of past actions -- particularly when they have displayed racist actions against our President and against Latinos. By doing so, we can STOP their ability to enact any of their Hate Bills that racially target Latinos, those they term "anchor babies" and all immigrants (documented or not). Let's speak loud and let's speak clear with our Votes, especially in preparation for 2012!
God Bless America
God Bless Our President Obama


pcorn54 said...

And a very Happy New Year to you and yours Dee, my good friend.

I plan on doing much of the same as you in the coming year and hope we can continue to collaborate and expose the nativist fringe.

Feliz Ano Nuevo a todos

Vicente Duque said...

Newt Gingrich : "We are not going to deport 11 million people…There has to be some zone between deportation and amnesty", "People who have been here obeying every law except immigration…you're not going to send them home" -

Mother Jones
Gingrich-Rubio 2012?
By Suzy Khimm
December 6, 2010

Some excerpts :

Gearing up for his likely 2012 presidential bid, Newt Gingrich has given himself a pro-Latino makeover. Having once criticized Latinos for continuing to speak "the language of living in the ghetto," he's now become a dutiful Spanish language student. And last week he held a two-day conference for Latino conservatives. In his keynote address, Gingrich tried to come across as a Bush-style moderate on immigration: "We are not going to deport 11 million people…There has to be some zone between deportation and amnesty." He emphasized he's open to a pathway for legalizing undocumented immigrants: "People who have been here obeying every law except immigration…you're not going to send them home."

Nodarse-Leon, for one, has pinned his hopes on Marco Rubio to help counter such ignorance. Having worked on the Florida Senator-elect's campaign from the start, he's confident that Rubio will push for moderate immigration reforms like guest-worker visas and changes to the legal immigration system—effectively reclaiming the Bush immigration agenda. And Gingrich has come closer than any other 2012 Republican contender willing to venture back to the land of the reasonable on the issue.

Vicente Duque

pcorn54 said...

Rubio ain't no friend of the immigrants Veciente. He forgets where he comes from. Oops. I forgot. The Cubans think they're something special because of the feet dry immigration policy.

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