Thursday, May 24, 2012
Whether we realize it or not, the United States is affected by the bad economy that has hit Mexico. Many people are losing their faith in their government which is causing them to flee to the United States. People are leaving to either find a better life in our country, or to bring the drugs that they are harvesting in their own country to sell over here. "Dealing with our illegal alien problem has been a large problem for our country. Out of 307 million people in America 11.1 million are illegally in the country. Some people think that illegal immigrants should be granted full amnesty without conditions. Others believe that they should be given amnesty as long as they abide by our laws and try to get citizenship. Still others think that all the illegal aliens should be deported immediately. As citizens of America we need to be informed of the statistics and issues surrounding illegal immigrants."
In The Road, the passage that has had the most impact on me was when the father had to shoot the man, then the group that was with the man turned around and ate his body. It goes to show the your "friends" are willing to turn on you and do anything in order to survive. My favorite line comes from the man speaking about what his son has seen. “You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.”