Wednesday, July 22, 2009
After hearing about yet another homegrown terrorist charged with helping al-Qaida get information about the New York City subway system, I had a great idea. Why not bill these “American citizens” who have been through our school systems, used our services, and then contributed to harming our country? I can see how someone who wants to do our country harm hides among us and selfishly uses our services. They want to get whatever they can out of us and do as much harm as possible. What I will never understand is someone who was raised in one of the greatest countries in the world, one that lives by the credo, “with liberty and justice for all,” and then leaves to train for the sole purpose of attacking the hand that has fed it.
Therefore, someone out there needs to come up with a bill. What services could we charge the person who has lived some 18+ years in our country before turning against it? I will begin and hope that everyone will add to the list. If someone else can then take this list and come up with a dollar figure, I guarantee the cost will be astronomical – enough to keep someone in a dank, dark prison somewhere until he can pay off the debt. I assure you the length of their stay will be the rest of their life. Their payment should not be only mere money, but something nasty each day to remind them of what they did and whom they hurt. Sleeping on a cold, hard floor or wearing clothing made out of itchy material such as potato sacks might be a beginning, though nothing close to the real ideas swirling in my head and, I am sure, yours as well.
Let’s see what we can come up with. Please add your ideas and pass it around. I would love to see what we creative, grateful, hardworking Americans can come up with. After all, we are not going to be put into prison for our ideas and beliefs, unlike many other places without the liberties we enjoy.
Assuming this person left the country at 18 years old, here is the beginning of the list.
public school system
clean water and food
the ability to speak his mind
the ability to worship any way he wishes
Police services so he can walk down the street in peace
Please add your comments.
Posted by Rosemary O'Brien at 5:54 PM