[This article was originally published on 5/1/06. It garnered national attention for this site after it was read on air by WSB Radio talk show host Neal Boortz. I was subsequently interviewed by dozens of newspapers and web sites from across the nation and appeared on the Fox News' "Fox & Friends" Sunday morning show. This is a slightly revised republication of the 2006 article.]
I am becoming more nationalistic by the day.
I have always believed that I live in the greatest country in history, and I am unapologetic for the blessings that God, a pioneer spirit and a favorable climate have bestowed upon us. But, day by day, I become more aware of the forces, from within and without, that want to destroy my homeland or, at the very least, abuse its resources. And I am growing angry.
For example, I have finally reached the boiling point on illegal immigration. We are a nation of laws, including those that control how visitors can enter this country, how long they can stay and how they can become permanent citizens. I expect those visitors to obey the same laws that citizens are expected to follow; and I expect my government to enforce the law when those visitors choose to ignore it.