…at least that was the sentiment that Mockarena expressed, and I agree with her wholeheartedly. Behold, the father of the one person in Washington that's worth a warm bucket of spit:
This is the kind of immigrant that brought richness to our country. Someone who used legal means of entering the country, and once here, chose to contribute back to the society that made him welcome. This is a man who knows what real oppression is, and doesn't ever want to live like that again.
He's not the only one out there; happily enough he's one of thousands who have done same thing. The kind of people I'm proud to claim descent from. Yet they are fast becoming a minority. There's no comparison between the likes of Mr. Cruz and the endless streams of illegals who flout the laws to get here, work the system once they are here, and demand more and more than they were ever entitled to, without giving anything back.
Mr. Cruz's message needs to be replayed everywhere, and as often as possible. And anyone with a similar background needs to join him and add their voice and experience to his.
I remember an incident from many moons ago. (Like, during the Clinton regime.) My mother can correct me when it comes to the details – since it directly involved her – but the meat of the matter went like this:
My parents were waiting for my flight home for Christmas at the small regional airport that used to operate in my hometown. USAir was pulling its usual crap and as a result, the cropduster I was scheduled for was delayed. While Dad was trying to get the one staffer on duty at the airport to get updates on the flight, my mother was passing time in conversation with a man of Asian ancestry. For some reason, the talk got to politics, and the gentleman opened right up. He ranted, uninterrupted, about how afraid he was for his children and grandchildren – how the [then] President and his minions were working against everything that was good in this country. How eerily similar things were progressing compared to what he left behind, and how he never wanted to relive that. And when were the citizens of this country going to wake up and see that they were slowly losing their freedom….
I can only wonder what that gentleman is thinking now.
Mr. Cruz is all too correct at 4:38 when he declares, "If we lose our freedoms here, where are we going to go? There is nowhere else to go! This is the last bastion of freedom in the world!"
Where will anyone go? People come from all over the world for what we have to offer. Yet the native born American, by and large, squanders the gift they have been given. They denounce it, ignore it, choose to live in ignorance about it, and turn the other way when others abuse it. But just like a college party that's been crashed by drunk frat boys looking to take advantage of an open bar, the fun has to stop sometime. And when the cops are called and everyone's party privileges get revoked as a result, the campus becomes a sullen, unpleasant place to do business.
Thank God for the likes of Rafael Cruz. May this video get far, far more views than the 1900 it has so far. And may it have an impact where other messages have failed.