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October 01, 2012


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Elizabeth H.

While I don't agree with everything the mayor said, I think his anger/frustration stems from what he sees as an assault on his way of life. Basically, why should the residents of a country bend over backward to accommodate someone from another country? If we as Americans moved to Europe, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Africa, etc, would we not be expected to assimilate to a certain level? Can I still use the American measurement systems? Why won't they sell gasoline to me in gallons?

Why should I expect that country to cater to me? I am the one that chose to move there after all. If I didn't like what ABC Country ate, the way they practiced their faith, etc, I don't have any business being there! Much less expecting them to change for me. That is the logic I have. So to be honest, it frustrates me too when I am at the Miami airport and EVERYTHING is in a language I don't understand. In my own country!

I appreciate the fact that this country was founded on several different countries immigrants coming together and forming a new country. However, that was in the beginning. We are no longer an infant country trying to get our bearings. We have our own culture now that I feel we have a right to defend. I don't understand the concept of moving to a country and expecting anyone to change their way of living for me.

My only request of anyone moving to the US is to know what you are getting in to. You, as a new resident (legal or not) have little right to tell other Americans that they should change anything for you. If you don't like it,I humbly ask you to please find another country to reside in. I doubt anyone forcibly moved you here against your will.

I don't care where you are from, what matters to me is your attitude. Let's work together to make this country great again. Because from I can see, we are headed nowhere, fast.


Thanks for your comments Elizabeth but if a country offers human rights don;t you think people then have a right to expect basic human rights. Those other less developed countries offer little rights to their own citizens let alone strangers. That, however, does not mean that the world should adopt those less sophisticated ways of being and living or am I off base on this. Would love to hear your opinion.

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