David was one of the most sensible speakers in my opinion. At least he said it's our fault that so many undocumented workers have rushed over here. If there were no jobs they probably wouldn't be here. However, I don't find it very humane to invite people to risk their lives to come to this country and then pull the rug out from underneath them. We are all human beings and we should treat each other with compassion.
I didn't really understand his God, country, self statement. I'm not sure how mistreating and belittling other human beings is a way to serve God, but what do I know?
We at ProAmerican Companies an organization.. Let me first just tell you that – we’re going to change this. I’m going to shift this, change focus for a slight moment. We are out here celebrating the good guys. Those companies out in our business world, out in our societies that say “you know what” I can make a lot more money if I broke the law, but I won’t do it and that may put me out of business, but I’m just not going to do it. That’s fundamentally what ProAmerica Companies are. We focus on the people.
This is a people’s issue. This is an economic issue and I’m looking across the street at these signs and they say “no racist deportation.” I don’t know what rally they’re showing up for. Okay, no racist deportation. Wonderful. I’m for that! Everybody for that? That’s not what we’re talking about. “No human being is illegal.” Wonderful, nice saying. I know some people in the Morristown, Morris County prison – hey they’re criminals too. I don’t understand this. These people just don’t get it. This is about America. This is about we the people, the individuals and some people may not like where I’m going to go with this, because it’s one thing for us to be pointing at our government and we learn when we are in grade school when I point I got three fingers pointing right back at me.
This is about us. We, we invited the illegal aliens in every time we did business with an employer who hired them. We laid this beautiful buffet table out and said all you have to do is get across the border and her you go. And we’re, we the people are paying for it now. We must have the courage to stand up and say you know what? Yes, there’s certain things the government and only the government must enforce our laws, but you know what? There’s a whole lot we can do and it’s one thing to write your senators and God bless us all for what we did in shutting down the amnesty bill, but who’s mowing your lawn? Who’d mowing your neighbor’s lawn? Who’s building these houses in your community? Are you standing by idly while business owners in your community continue, day after day after day to break the law and laugh at us as keep on pointing to the government and saying “Please make us stop breaking the law. This is about us. We have to take it to ourselves personal responsibility and say you know what I’m not going to teach my child that just because I may not get caught or just because everybody else is doing it’s suddenly okay.
It’s not okay. This is where we’re ever going to see long term serious change in this country we must cut these employers off at the knees and that means don’t – don’t do business with them. This is an economic issues. These people don’t ant to be American citizens they’re here for jobs. They’re only here because we’re giving ‘em jobs. It is that simple. We cut ‘em off they go home. Look what’s happening in Georgia. Look what’s happening in Arizona. Look what’s about to start happening in Oklahoma. These states do this, they leave. Wonderful. It does work, but it starts with you and you and me and it starts at home. It starts with what we teach our children. It starts with going back to what I call patriot ethics.
You know when I was growing up and I suspect most of you – we learned something very early on and I don’t remember someone specifically saying it - it just got into my being and that was priority order was God, country and me. That was what I grew up with. We said it every morning in grade school as we put our hand over our heart and looked at our flag and pledged allegiance for one nation under God. That’s it – God, country, family then me.
Somewhere along the way we lost our vision. And now it is me, then somewhere down the line God and country in some trailing order. That to me is the heart of this issue. We must go back is individual citizens to our communities demand that one local chamber of commerce kick out any business that is breaking the law. Go to the Better Business Bureau say you gotta be kidding me, you’re supporting these guys that break our laws everyday. This is where a people’s – yes I’m taking nothing away from what we must do for our government must do, but it’s too easy to keep printing to Washington. Look at what we got….