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Submitted by mariaha_13 (Canada), Apr 11, 2009 at 18:12

Respect is a thing that is EARNED and they have not earned the respect of anyone. Isn't it amazing that our government expects us to just 'hand it out'? They have contributed NOTHING but stress and gangs as far as I can tell. They run from their countries and yet live exactly the same way here as they did there. They dress the same, follow the same barbaric laws they had there, don't and won't learn english any more than they have to, seclude themselves and then cry 'RACSISM" when it's them that is racisist. The only people that should be crying 'racist' these days is the WHITE people. Their idea of civilization is nothing like ours and clashes in every way possible. You couldn't GIVE me enough money to live the way they do. I know many others that feel the same way.

How can we be expected to show tolerance and respect to a people that shows none to us. While they may not be openly terrorist within our own borders at this time but don't count on that lasting either. While they want what we have they don't have sense enough to see that they, if allowed, would turn our nations into the same disaster the arab countries are in now. They come here, our government can't wait to throw money at them, they start business's that employ ONLY their own, make money and send it back to whatever terrorist group they are in league with. That they aren't carrying guns or bombs but they're just as guilty as the ones that are because they're supporting them with money taken from our countries no less.

Yes, there are some that came here to become North Americans but that's far from the majority. The bottom line is that these people can't integrate their religion or culture into ours. As it is, we've lost too much of our culture to placate them and that is totally wrong. Why can't we honor Christmas and Easter as they should be? Why should we have to change so as not to OFFEND them ? If our countries customs and traditions offend them then they should leave. That the Canadian government allowed for turbans to be worn in the RCMP was and is contemptable! That they've been allowed into positions of importance in politics is also contemptable. If they want to make differences then they need to go back to their own countries and bring them up to somewhere in the vacinity of this century. You will recieve what you give and, to this point, I've seen nothing worth my respect.

Sadly, what I do see is our very own governments betraying the very foundations of our countries. Betraying our very culture, our customs, and rights to keep what we worked so hard to get. In God we trust isn't just 4 words. Not Islam, not muslim, not anything they are and not anything they bring here with them. They had the opportunity for the same freedoms and refused it for the abhorant ways they left and now expect us to embrace. NO THANKS and NO RESPECT. Immigrants, legal, illegal, need to learn to RESPRCT our customs and culture. If they can't/won't then the only answer to that is to DEPORT them all. We were doing much better BEFORE they came here and won't miss them.

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