I wrote this for my radio talk-show Tuesday Truth this week and thought it worthwhile to publish here: The illegal immigration issue has taken on a life of it’s own. In spite of massive public opinion against Zhamnesty 2008, that even congress is admitting they are getting swamped with constituency feed back, overwhelmingly AGAINST all proposals and iterations of what they started with.
There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100% Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else.
We’ve been watching the Bush administration and congress the last few months going all out to enact legislation addressing the issue of illegal immigration. The last few years have brought out an increasingly shrill and ‘in your face’ push from various groups purportedly trying to address the issue with lies, distortions and bullying. The president has even alluded that opponents of the legislative efforts are racists and bigots. Endless opinion polls, patently biased, are widely published as representative of the average citizen’s views. Rarely do they coincide with the good commons sense of most people outside the beltway and the special interest groups. Let there be no mistake about it, this bill, regardless of flowery words, fully intends to give amnesty, citizenship, voting rights and full access to government (that would be from your wallet of course) benefits to individuals that are de-facto felons. The existing immigration laws make it a felony for illegally entering the country. The very presence of the illegal alien in the US, make them criminals. Regardless, we see protest marches, civil disobedience and even schools encouraging students to cut classes to attend these events. Do we see protest marches by other criminals proudly proclaiming their crimes? Have we seen burglars and robbers marching in the streets, demanding the ‘right’ to continue committing crimes and pardons for crimes already committed?
What gives?, why does the president and congress seem hell-bent on getting amnesty for what may nearly be 20 million criminals? This is an issue that both political parties have a stake in. The democrats see a large group of new potential voters that fit their agenda of ever-growing social welfare programs and expanding government. The illegal immigrant issue is a gold-mine for pandering with socialists programs and demagogue stances by race being played by DC at every turn and that’s coming from both sides of the Taco Aisle (or should I say Isle?) . They foresee generations of guaranteed votes, unlike former European and Asian immigrants, those of Hispanic ancestry seem determined to resist assimilation. This is the group that ‘demands’ a bilingual society and culture and ‘rights’ of access to every nickel of the federal largess.
Teddy Roosevelt said it bluntly:
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Does that sound harsh? I think not, it’s good common sense to ensure legal residents of the republic have minimal skills to cope within our society. Our language is a common bond that cements us together. Any immigrant that refuses to become fluent in the English language, permanently bars themselves from moving upwards economically and socially. A multi-lingual society becomes balkanized, destroying any sense of national cohesion. Instead of becoming Americans period, they are allowed to continue thinking as hyphenated-americans and as such entitled to ‘special privileges, as if their own choice to maintain their native language is an involuntary handicap. Of course today’s left is all about ‘victimizing’ particular groups and posturing as the great ‘defenders’ or ‘protectors’ of the helpless. Critical to portraying a group as victims is to ensure they aren’t allowed to rise up and away from nanny-state government and social programs. Honestly viewed, the concept of promoting ‘multi-culturalism’ is actually soft bigotry. It presupposes a particular group is incapable of success without massive government support. That’s the left’s stake in the issue.
The Republican party (particularly the RINO wing) has their stake in the deal via dishonest business interests. Let there be no doubt, I’m absolutely committed to free market economies and rarely take a slap at big business, but this is ONE issue where it’s obvious to any thinking person what they want. Illegal immigrants are the perfect group to prey on financially. What happened to the alleged ‘crackdown’ on business after the Hormel raid. They and a number of other companies are known violators of existing federal regulation in employment. Was the recent raid just “staged” event by ICE, for the Bush administration to point to as a show of enforcing existing law? These companies are blatantly creating a 21st century slave-class. Thanks to Ted Kennedy and LBJ, the immigration reform act resulted in a ten-fold increase of annual legal admissions, with a corresponding increase in illegal immigration. Large business concerns employing illegals is in the driver’s seat in creating horrid working conditions for a group already living in the shadows. Wage, hours, benefits, work-place safety/health issues can all be disregarded when the employee fully knows they have little recourse other than resigning.
I found an excellent piece on this issue that articulated a great analogy. The US is the Titanic, steaming at full-speed into the field of icebergs. George W. Bush is at the wheel and the far-left is in the engine room, cranking up even more steam. Dishonest CEOs are the crew members, employing the slaves to keep on shoveling coal.
Proceeding along the course we’re on, leads to a collapse of society under the ever-increasing weight of sheer numbers. Medical care, housing, education, racial tensions, ethnic lawlessness all lie along this course, looming as the icebergs to rip the republic open. At that is already happening, we’re not talking about ‘junk global warming science’ with 20 or 50 year ‘deadlines’, this is here and now today.
The slaves have already shown they are ready to revolt: Millions of Mexican illegals follow ‘Reconquista de Aztlan’ or the retaking of America. They’ve already succeeded in Los Angles, California and Houston, Texas and most of Arizona. Once they reach a critical mass in a not-too-distant future, they will succeed in this goal, as our political leaders blindly move ahead full-steam ensuring these conditions are met.
If we deny reality and refuse to face the facts, hoping it will all go away, we sink just like the ‘Unsinkable Ship’. We have the message in our hands now, do we change course or speed up like the administration and congress intend, ensuring an earlier day of reckoning for our society?