The media continues to tell us that we need immigrants to do dirty jobs Americans’ won’t “do.” Are Americans unwilling to do those jobs or are they being pushed out of them?
Watch Mike Rowe’s Dirty Jobs and decide for yourself who’s willing to do those dirty jobs.
This year President Obama said: I guarantee you will need an “education.”
I beg to differ with President Obama. And so should you.
But this isn’t just about President Obama. This is about the way we’ve begun to think as a country.
The foundation of this country was built on the integrity of performing an honest days work, superior workmanship and the quality of ones’ character. A mans word meant something and he returned what he borrowed. Always.
That’s our prestigious history, yet I never hear any emphasis on the characteristics that made this country the greatest in the world.
Granted, a formal “education” has it’s place and it’s a noble goal set by families and individuals. Likewise, alot of Americans — not formally educated — have contributed to the historical building blocks that has made our country the greatest. “Smarts” trumps a formal “education.” Smarts is what built this country.
Have you ever watched a construction site? Do you think those are college or ivy league “educated” people swinging those hammers?
Someone needs to swing the hammer, install the phone line, build the bridge, dig the ditch, fix the road, milk the cows and unplug the sewer line. The list is endless of Americans we need to hold down those jobs that don’t need a college degree.
I saw a short interview with Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe. Dirty Jobs is a cable television show that gives viewers a glimpse of different dirty jobs across America. As a guest, Mike Rowe performs the spotlighted job for a day.
I applaud him.
Mike Rowe is the first person in this country who has publicly stood up for those people who are silently in the background keeping this country running. Those dirty jobs that don’t necessarily need a college education to perform.
Those jobs are equally as important in running this country. The people are educated who are doing those jobs although they may not have gone to college.
Those jobs will never go away.
When did the idea slip into our culture — without any dispute — that Americans won’t do “those” jobs?
Our own government is suggesting citizenship to illegal immigrants in our country on the pretense that they are the only people who will do the work. I suppose it sounds better than to say illegals have permeated the employment opportunities for the less formally educated Americans in this country. Tomato. Ta-mah-to.
I refute the idea that Americans won’t do those jobs and that everyone needs a formal college degree.
Additionally, I offer a grateful thank you to all those Americans who are not being acknowledged.
I offer an apology for every hard working American without a formal college education for the way our President insinuates you are something less without a college degree.
I’m ashamed as an American to have bought into the two ideas.
So should you.