Humm Immigration is a hot topic. Last week I wrote about a e-mail I receved from
Rock Harley lead singer for Rocks Gang. In his e-mail he mentioned an idea he thought
would work for all the people who would like to come to America. He thought illegal
immigrants who want to become U.S. citizens should first spend at least two years
in the Peace Corps or Salvation Army. Then three years in the Army, Navy, Marines,
or Air Force fighting for our country. Then at least one year working to help clean
up this country, or serving the community. Then they have earned the right to Social
Security, Food Stamps and Health Benefits, to be citizens.
This generated a lot of response maybe
because it was Memorial Day weekend? But
most people seem to agree at least in part. Several people e-mailed to say they
forwarded the column to their senators, some sent it to the governor, even the president.
But at minimum they talked about it. Many people would like a safe legal way for
people to be part of this country.
And yes. I did get several e-mails saying this country is not American. We are the
United States. Seems some gal at the Michigan School Board wants to out law the
use of the word "America" and "American" in our schools. This will not doubt go
over well with the red blooded Americans I know. But I guess technically we are
the United States of American. the continent we are in is North American. There is also South American, Central America and I guess they want to call themeless
Americans. Hmm if they can why can't we?
I did have a hard time going over the border to Canada. The border guy asked what
country are you from. I said American. He said NO, you must mean United States.
I said OK what ever. Then he asked the guy with me, what country he was from? He
said U.S. Eh. This of course did not make the boarder guy happy. Now days you don't
want to make them guys mad. They think they are a little more important then they
are. We said hey we'll just go home, They said not before we give you some more
Another great idea some American came up
with. Soon, to go to Canada, the Bahamas
or anywhere outside the United States we will have to have a passport. This on its
own doesn't seem like such a bad idea. When I went to England I had to get a passport
which must have cost me about $17 but now the new passports are going to cost closer
to $100. So the American family of five wants to go to Windsor for lunch or to show
some visiting relatives and not only will it be a pain at the boarder but painful
in the wallet too.Eh.
If I look at the Benny and the Jet Band calendar which is on the web site I see
we are going to be at John Cowley's on Grand River on Thursday. The Turtle-lake.com
NUDE car show Saturday, June 10. A Biker show with FREE food 7pm at Jack's Bar on
Kennit in Pontiac on Sunday and the following Sunday, June 11 at the Mt Clemens
Festival and Carnival at Gilbrator Trade Center.
To reach Ben E. Jet call (313) 730-1627 via
e mail firstname.lastname@example.org and see the web sites www.bennyandthejets.com and www.reverendguitars.com.