The Illegal Hear No Evil
by Bob Parks
It’s too soon to predict the impact of our Senate, and later our Congress’ contributions to the Great Immigration Overhaul Revamp Bill Debacle, whatever you want to call it. But this much is certain. Again, our deeply conceited elected officials are going to ram legislation down our throats, as they believe we’re all just to dumb to know what’s good for us.
While Arizona Senator John McCain throws around the f-bombs to the Senate bill’s opposition, closed door negotiations with so-called moderate liberals, conservatives, and La Raza, one part of the process is being blown off: the testimony of the affected. We always hear from veterans, widows, actors (and actresses), doctors, and activists. Yet, this time out, it’s what we’re not going to hear that’s the key.
“It is not amnesty. This will restore the rule of law.”
– Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter
Let’s make one thing perfectly clear. Whatever the politicos on Capitol Hill come up with, this is not about bringing anywhere from 12-24 million illegal immigrants out from the shadows and into the sunshine that is America, or however Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy put it. They are not in the shadows, but giving law-abiding American citizens the middle finger. Remember the millions of illegal aliens that marched in our streets last summer, DEMANDING rights and benefits reserved for citizens?
Supposedly, illegals will be told they have to pay a fine, go home, and reapply to come back to America, or at least that’s what the terms were the last I looked. Elements of this legislation may turn on a dime.
Once signed, compassionate Democrats will complain the thousands of dollars in fines will be too much for the poor illegals to pay, so that will be relaxed and eventually eliminated altogether. As the aliens could give a damn about our sovereign border in the first place, there’s nothing to guarantee that any illegal will go home and wait in line before coming back. This legislation is based on trusting people whose very first act in America was violating a federal law.
This is also not about making it easier for our law enforcement officials to know just who is in the country. This is not about the dignity of the hoards that live in an underground society within our borders.
This is about making millions of new Democrats. What that party cannot accomplish with the loyal minority, intentionally-created dependent constituency, will be done with the multitudes that will be reminded that Republicans have always been for expelling illegal immigrants, thus the potential easing of their criminal status was because of the compassion of the Democrat Party.
And when they eventually begin to vote, which will only be a matter of time (as they pay taxes and “contribute” to our society), they will be instructed to vote Democrat and they will.
As someone who lived and worked in Los Angeles for 12 years, I’ve seen and experienced what some of the unaffected bleeding heart types have no comprehension of. In this instance, the illegal aliens in The City of Angels are precisely the kind of people our founders never envisioned being accepted with open arms.
There are already new predictions that potentially violent right-wing crazies will target these poor people just here looking for opportunities not available in their homeland. If there were hearings on Capitol Hill, hopefully someone would remind our elected officials that while the debate on California’s Proposition 187 was taking place, there were many cars with bumper stickers that showed solidarity with the “undocumented.”
You could also tell which cars were owned by those who were tired of the social monetary strain caused by those who chose to violate our federal laws and waltz across our borders. Their cars, in some cases, had their windows smashed and tires slashed, but today right wing retards are the intolerant ones we’re told to watch out for.
If there were hearings, we’d hopefully hear from many immigrants from other nations (that didn’t have the convenience of a border to just stroll across in the dead of night) who had degrees and had to wait in line for years before they could come to America. We’d hopefully hear from those who played by the rules who signed a document promising to not become a public charge after being admitted into our country.
In the case of illegal immigrants, becoming a public charge is the first thing illegal aliens are taught to do once arriving on our side of the line. In some cases, illegals receive their social handout instructions before they even leave their home country. Once here, there are many advocacy groups, some led by those who have publicly promoted the retaking of the American Southwest, who teach illegal aliens access taxpayer funded food stamps, education, housing, and medical treatment.
Think about this….
If there were hearings, we’d hopefully hear someone ask how could illegal aliens truly pull their weight when some make money under the table and pay taxes only when they buy what they need to live comfortably? If an illegal family had a husband, wife, and three children, how much are the citizens of the USA paying per family?
If each of the three kids are in public school, that can cost us between $18 to $30,000 a year to educate them. That’s not including the possibility of that family receiving food stamps, Section 8 housing, and maybe even a cash allowance. If they are illegal, how can they get cash from the taxpayers?
Enter one of my pet peeves….
If there were hearings, someone could address the ultimate magnet of illegal aliens into the United States that has not been addressed (to my satisfaction). I’d love to hear someone suggest we repeal the first line of Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
Should a woman run across our border nine months pregnant and deliver her child in an American hospital (for free, which is why many border state hospitals are closing), that child is now a citizen and also what we call an “anchor baby.” Since we can’t be uncivilized and orphan an American citizen, that child can stay along with the parents and all the bennies kick in.
Line 1 of Section 1 was written to redress the legacy of slavery and make all children of former slaves citizens to further aid in their assimilation into American society. News flash: Slavery officially ended 142 years ago in America. Line 1, Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment is no longer needed to fulfill its original intent. Line 1, Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment is a loophole that is being used by illegal aliens to legitimize an intentional violation of United States law.
Hopefully during hearings, we’d hear international immigration experts tell us this kind of benevolent treatment to people who snuck into a sovereign nation without proper documentation is unprecedented. We’d not hear of a nation that offers anyone instant citizenship, especially when entering that nation illegally. In some cases, a foreign national can never become a citizen of a country they migrated to. America is indeed a very special country, and unfortunately, a country that is compassionate and can be taken advantage of.
What’s unfortunate is that there are some in our political parties that are planning on using people just to shore up the electoral foundations at the expense of our sovereignty.
“It is important that we get a good bill over the finish line.”
– Cecilia Munoz, Vice President of the National Council of La Raza, saying her group would try to reshape the bill
If there were hearings, I’d hope someone would bring up The Great Melting Pot thing. I take that as meaning we are a country of people that came here seeking the freedoms to achieve what we call The American Dream. That dream being the ability to excel at one’s own pace and create a secure future for his or her family. There are actually nations that don’t allow people this freedom, thus vastly more people come to the USA than leave.
The problem we have today is a well-intentioned concept that has done nothing but created balkanization within our borders. That well-intentioned concept is called “multi-culturalism.” Simply stated, multi-culturalism is the “celebration” of the many distinct cultures that make up America. The problem is that some place those traditions and cultural mores above the rules America’s citizens live by.
For example, Americans are warned of a “separation of church and state” which we all have to live by. That is, if you are an American. Even if you’re an American, but ascribe to another culture or religion, because of multi-culturalism one can discriminate and/or violate our rules with impunity.
Case in point: I cannot urge an American politician to try and create a law that we offer a Christian prayer every morning during paid work time. There are some that would lose their minds at the very thought. Even though my religion would appreciate a sincere prayer during the day, the argument of the separation of church and state would negate that attempt.
If there were hearings, we’d hopefully hear from some American businesses that have caved to immigrant lobby advocacy and threats of lawsuits. The result is normally a change of duties and requirements of certain employees to suit their religion to the point where they can pray during the work day at times they designate, and can opt not to perform customer service when they believe that customer is in violation of their religion. Christians believe adultery is a sin, but I have never heard of one that would not wait on a customer that has screwed around. Certainly, no business would allow that Christian to show that kind of contempt for a customer.
What this comes down to is another piece of this immigration debate: assimilation or the lack thereof.
In Los Angeles, a non-English speaking illegal immigrant can function easily. There are whole areas of the city where an English word is not to be found. While our relatives went to night classes and encouraged their families to learn English so they could blend in and be considered Americans, multi-culturalism has almost demonized the notion that speaking America’s official language is totally unnecessary.
If there were hearings, we’d hopefully hear about the border itself. The “wall” that was billed as the first line of defense, is now withering on the vine. The whole virtual wall thing may notify the proper authorities and document whomever comes across, but it won’t stop people. Until Mexico respects our southern border as they ruthlessly enforces their southern flank, our laws won’t mean anything to the hundreds of thousands who will beeline north once this “legislation” is signed into law by the President.
If there were hearings, hopefully we’d hear the up and downside of the guest worker programs, find out why the unions like and dislike the bill. We’d find out what the immigrants rights crowd added to the bill and the ramifications to all of us could and will be.
But alas, the Great Immigration Bill of 2007 is obviously being release to us mere citizens on a need-to-know basis and it would appear we don’t need to know.
Remember that next November.
So, should this illegal immigration forgiveness amnesty thing become law, in essence every illegal alien here in America becomes legal. Will the day that law goes into effect be THE cut-off day or will the elected give a window of opportunity for all the others who wish to illegally enter and cash in?
If only we had hearings, but see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil.
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Bob Parks is a member/writer for the National Advisory Council of Project 21, VP of Marketing and Media Relations/Staff Writer for the New Media Alliance, and VP of the Massachusetts Republican Assembly