The results of the vote in SCC are clear and simple and so is the message to our board. We don’t think we need a new theater. We don’t want debt. We didn’t want debt 2 years ago, and we haven’t changed our mind. We knew what we were voting for 2 years ago and were not confused. We always love lower dues! Pay attention to what we say, desire and defend it. Stop nonsense in its tracks. Congratulations to the newly elected board members.
Sun City Center
Thanks to all our supporters who worked with us to generate support for a new entertainment center in Sun City Center. Of course we are disappointed by the results of the vote on the referendum but we honor the wishes of the voters. Let’s now turn our attention to making the best use of the facilities we have to support the Sun City Center lifestyle.
SCC Theater Fund Group
You published a letter recently written by a person that was applauding the accolades [sic] of illegal immigrants by praising them for dedicating their time each day to provide us with benefits through their efforts to do the back-breaking work they endure for hours each day by harvesting the produce that is grown in our area. The same jobs that were for centuries [sic] handled by seasonal field workers. Those illegal immigrants are deliberating accepting less in pay, intending to secure a job that will provide them with enough to exist in order to remain in the United States. Do they ever consider or grieve that they have taken a job from someone else that’s entitled to it? And they must be doing very well on the “little pay” that they receive. Just go to Walmart on Friday and look at the filled shopping carts, listen to the language, and struggle to get through isles [sic] crowded with families of 5-6 children each, with usually another on the way.
What the immigrants are doing is secondary to the fact that they are illegal — not entitled to be here. It shouldn’t go any farther than that! Coming into our ountry illegally put the lives of those that patrol our borders in great jeopardy, with some being killed while striving to protect us. Our benefits are continuously being drained by those that aren’t entitled to receive. Laws were made to be obeyed, and must be upheld, regardless of how sympathetic anyone may feel for the struggles and trials others go through.
My father-in-law left Italy and came to this country legally at 21 years of age. At that time, he could not speak English; however, one of the first things that he did was to learn the language. He endured long, dangerous hours in coal mines, receiving little pay for the hard, back-breaking dirty work that he did for hours every day. He studied and received his citizenship. He became a business owner.
I watched the Eastern Appalachian Mountain workers that normally journeyed to Central Kentucky each fall be replaced slowly by the illegal immigrants that infiltrated that area and agreed to cut and harvest the tobacco for less, making it more difficult, if not impossible, for those mountain dwellers to exist and overcome their harsh living conditions.
I don’t have the same sentiments for migrants that the letter author has; however, I admire and respect those individuals that undergo great challenges and changes in order to adapt to the required lawful conditions of a foreign country that they desire to make their homeland.
Sun City Center