I come from what I consider a patriotic family. My mom and dad came here legally. My dad retired from US Naval service and was a POW for while after being captured by the Japanese. I also served in the USMC. And now recently my son has served and getting ready to get out. I would safely say all the men in my family are proud to be US citizens. We served because we love our country and our way of life. For those who know, FREEDOM ISN'T FREE! I also realize that every human has certain rights. Every nation has it's citizens and affords their citizens certain rights. Here in the US (My favorite nation) we have our own rights, laws etc. But why should someone who enters illegally into this country have just as many benefits and rights as someone who is legally a US citizen. Why did 3 generations of my family serve the military? Why pay taxes? Why not alot of things? And why slap a lawsuit on my state? Because we have immigration laws like everybody else but are trying to uphold them to the letter of the law? Has anyone seen whats going on it some of our border towns? Stay in towns like Nogales and tell me what you see. To be a legal or illegal immigrant... why bother nowadays? And don't get me started on why a Commander in Chief should aways salute the flag when protocol calls for it. Sorry guys, just had to rant and get this off my chest. But I would like to here some responses to what I've posted.