i try not to blog about television, but i have to say that i’m super-excited that “alias” is returning tonight with the big “two-hour alias event”…i’m a pacifist, but wow – that show makes me want to be an uber-cool spy girl who can take out ten bad guys without a weapon, and who gets to travel around the world in a private jet at a moment’s notice, and who can speak the most obscure languages fluently, all while wearing great disguises.
that is all about television.
in real life, i am tired of blogging about myself and my activities all the time. i think (hope) i used to be less self-centered. of course, i know that a lot of my family reads this specifically for the purpose of hearing about daniel and i and our activities, so i won’t stop that, but i would like to have a bit more discussion of justice issues, spiritual issues, etc. hmm…maybe a “current event wednesday”? yes, i like it! please be aware that i know most of you have differing political opinions than i do. that is wonderful. if i give my opinion about something, i certainly don’t think i have the ultimate answer (a lot of you are smarter than me), but it’d be great if we could have a little dialogue…
so, today’s issue is……
i’ve been listening to all of the news of demonstrations, etc., regarding immigration in the past few weeks, and i’ve been a little uncertain of what to think. it’s in my nature to want to allow anyone who wants to come to the u.s. come, and be welcomed. i love going to the store and hearing different languages, and seeing different types of garb. i want our children to be part of a community where they are not necessarily in the cultural or ethnic majority. but i had to wonder if immigration really does negatively impact the economy and make things more difficult for the poor who are already here. in fact, it seems that economics is the most referenced issue i’ve heard given for curbing immigration. but, did you know that immigrants actually add ten billion dollars to the u.s. economy annually? and that our own international economic policies have actually caused more immigration?
tell me what you think.