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I AM NOT A HAPPY DARN CAMPER!  and hello Littleton,Co. from Littleton, England

I received something in today’s mail of some interest.

It was my absentee ballot from home. (USA)

Someone once told me that the first person to use the F-word in a debate automatically loses the argument.

You guys have no idea how hard it is for me not to lose it and fly off the handle.  But I’m thinking it. Oh boy ...

I really am bothered by the fact that my ballot is also printed in another language.  WHY?  Damn it!

Hey ... if people can’t read and understand the language of my country, why do they have the right to vote?

Just because they pay taxes?  Maybe? 

My grandfather came to America around 1903 from Eastern Europe and always said when asked about his birth date that he was born in 1903.

He came to the USA already speaking English because he knew damn well nobody was going to hand him anything for free.

Becoming an American citizen with the right to vote was for him an undreamed of privilege.  And he could read and write English too.

The mere sight of the Stars and Stripes on parade during the 4th of July brought tears to his eyes.  He never felt that he repaid the USA enuff
in exchange for what it had given him.  And it wasn’t official documents in his native language I’ll tell ya that.

He didn’t have much patience for people who complained about paying taxes either, telling them to go live where he came from first.  Then come back to the USA and gripe.  But not to him.  Like most immigrants of his ethnic group and generation, economics played a smaller role in his reasons for becoming an American.  It wasn’t all roses to be sure.  But he was given a fair opportunity to sink or swim. 

OK look, I might be off base here.  Times have changed a lot and most folks come to the USA and the UK I believe, less due to racial persecution

then they do for the opportunity to better themselves economically.  I don’t even have a problem with that.

But for gosh sake ..... LEARN THE EFFIN DAMN LANGUAGE !


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Posted by Drew458   United Kingdom  on 01/04/2008 at 11:13 AM   
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