January 11, 2005
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Posted by smijer at January 11, 2005 03:25 PM
This was sent to me by a conservative, Republican aquaintance. He's never e-mailed me on political issues before.
"Try driving around as a Gringo in Mexico with no liability insurance and have an accident.
Enter Mexico illegally...Never mind immigration quotas, visas, international law or any of that nonsense.
Once there, demand that the local government provide free medical care for you and your entire family.
Demand bilingual nurses and doctors.
Demand free bilingual local government forms, bulletins, etc.
Deflect any criticism of this allegedly irresponsible reproductive behavior with, "It is a cultural United States thing... You wouldn't understand, pal."
Keep your American identity strong. Fly Old Glory from your rooftop or proudly display it in your front window or on your car bumper.
Speak only English at home and in public, then insist that your children do likewise.
Demand classes on American culture in the Mexican school system.
Demand to be eligible for Mexican retirement funds.
Demand a local Mexican driver license. This will afford other legal rights and will go far to legitimize your unauthorized, illegal presence in Mexico.
Insist that local Mexican law enforcement teach English to all its officers.
Good luck! Because it will never happen. It will not happen in Mexico or any other country in the world..except right here in the United States...Land of the naive! If you agree, pass it on. If you don't, move to Mexico...
Oh... And one more thing... don't drink the water."
I believe- that we don't have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.
I believe- that no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.
I believe- that true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance. Same goes for
I believe- that you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.
I believe- that it's taking me a longtime to become
the person I want to be.
I believe- that you should always leave loved ones
with loving words. It may be the last time you see
I believe- that you can keep going long after you
think you can't.
I believe- that either you control your attitude or it
I believe- that regardless of how hot and steamy
a relationship is at first, the passion fades and
there had better be something else to take its
I believe- that real heroes are the people who do
what has to be done when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.
I believe- that money is a lousy way of keeping
I believe- that sometimes the people you expect
to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to
help you get back up.
I believe- that sometimes when I'm angry, I have
the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the
right to be cruel.
I believe- that just because someone doesn't love
you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they
don't love you with all they have.
I believe- that it isn't always enough to be forgiven
by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive
yourself as well.
I believe- that no matter how bad your heart is
broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.
I believe- that our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are, but we are always
responsible for who we become.
I believe- that just because two people argue, it
doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just
because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
I believe- that you shouldn't be so eager to find out
a secret. Some things are much better left a secret.
I believe- that even when you think you have no more
to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the
strength to help.
I believe- that credentials on the wall do not make you
a decent human being.
I believe- that the people you care about most in life
are taken from you much too soon.
Send this to all the people YOU BELIEVE In...