I bought a bird feeder…I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed.
What a beauty of a bird feeder it was I thought…as I filled it lovingly with seed.
Within a week, there were hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.
But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue.
Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table ……everywhere!
Then some of the birds turned mean.
They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket.
And others birds were boisterous and loud.
They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it and refill it, then refill it some more.
After a while, sadly, I couldn’t even sit on my own back porch anymore.
So I took down the bird feeder and in three days, the birds were gone.
I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio.
Soon, the back yard was like it used to be …quiet, serene…and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.
Well, let’s see…our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, free education, and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen. Programs apparently so important to some running our government, that they hide them or piggy-back them on the shoulders of other programs that are paramount to our country’s health and well-being, so that we, the voters, don’t know about them and don’t have a say in their passing.
Illegals (notice I said “ILLEGALS”) came by the tens of thousands.
Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor; your child’s second grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn’t speak English.
Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to ‘press one ‘ to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than “ours” are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.
As I said…just my opinion…but maybe it’s time for the government to take down the bird feeder.
If you agree, speak up. Help make it less necessary for the government to step in by stepping in yourself. Donate to your local food banks, volunteer in your communities, donate your time or money helping the homeless, vote to reform immigration, or write your congressmen to stop ignoring the illegal immigration problem by making it less attractive to be illegal.
If not, just continue cleaning up the poop!
A personal note:
I am a huge proponent of immigration.
Just as, I am as huge an opponent of illegal immigration being ignored or treated as though it’s a legitimate path to citizenship based on the number of years you’ve been here (illegally)!
We, like every country in the world, have immigration laws.
We, UNLIKE every country in the world, have forgotten to enforce our immigration laws.
Instead, we make excuses and allowances for those who break the law, for as long as these choices promote one political ideology as humane and the other as intolerant, it will remain so.
I am Pro-America!
That fact alone seems to paint me as racist, bigoted, and anti-immigration.
I am none of those things.
I am Pro-Immigration!
If you want to come here to live in freedom, then do it LEGALLY and I’ll welcome you with open arms!
I am Pro-I don’t give two shits where you came from, but you’re in America now, so be a proud American!
Not African-American, Asian-American, Mexican-American, Russian-American, Somali-American…you are American of “African, Asian, Mexican, Russian, Somalian…” decent. Like all of us. EVERY ONE of us came from somewhere…what we now have in common is being American!
I am Pro-Keep your culture as long as you understand you are adding to America’s, not removing ours to make room for yours.
Add to our Land of the Free and Home of the Brave instead of trying to remake us into your Land of the Oppressed and Home of the Voiceless.
You came here.
I did not go there
You want to re-create your culture here at the expense of MINE by believing I must accept YOURS while you do not have to ACCEPT mine?
Why did you come here?
You want to live and breathe the country and culture you left behind, without embracing the one that took you in?
Why did you come here?
Many say Americans are arrogant and full of themselves.
Maybe we are, but how many Americans would you suppose, relocate or repatriate to other countries and make it their MISSION to change that culture to one that mirrors what they left behind?
The beauty of an immigrant rich society is what is added to our melting pot, not what is taken out.