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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

It's Just Not Right

The images of thousands of illegal immigrants and their supporters marching in open defiance of the laws of their host nation are very disturbing. The number of illegals has been quietly growing for decades and as long as they went about their business most of us were content to concentrate on other problems. Now that the population has reached critical mass, the politicians are talking amnesty partly because they fear the political muscle of the latino vote. I assume they are referring to the legal latino vote because unless the politicians grant amnesty to the illegals, they do not have a vote. They don't pay taxes either so it pains me to no end to read articles by the bleeding left referring to the civil rights of these people.

From Webster:
Main Entry: civil rights
Function: noun plural: the nonpolitical rights of a citizen; especially : the rights of personal liberty guaranteed to U.S. citizens by the 13th and 14th amendments to the Constitution and by acts of Congress.

Bottom line: they entered our country illegally. It makes no difference how long they have been here. Let's place this issue within a smaller context that even the liberals should be able to grasp:

Hypothetically speaking, picture yourself as the owner of a plot of land out in the country - size really doesn't matter here so make it as large or small as you wish. This plot of land happens to be five states away from your home and three hours from the nearest airport by car which is a grueling trip along rutted dirt roads. Your spouse tends to get car-sick. Needless to say you don't visit much. It's been almost six years since you last set foot on the property but eager to get away for a while, you make the trip. When you arrive, dusty and beaten, you find a travel trailer that has obviously been there for quite some time sitting squarely in the middle of your land. Judging from the various appliances and vehicle remains embedded in the landscape, this squatter has been residing here for years undetected. Now, since he's firmly implanted on your land do you let him stay simply because he's already there or do you bring in the sheriff to run him off?

We have a problem of huge proportions that needs fixing. Amnesty is not the answer. You grant amnesty to the millions of illegals already within our borders and you will see the largest surge of illegal immigration in the history of our nation shortly thereafter. Amnesty does not fix anything - it simply postpones the issue, a move popular with politicians when dealing with any controversial topic.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should invade and conquor Mexico, make it part of the US and then tell them jackasses to stay down there.
We'll call it "New Teddyland" guess who the Govenors goin to be?
Yeah baby!

4/11/2006 4:51 PM  

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