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Immigration Reform: A Distraction from Our Real Problem

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Of all the problems facing our Congress and our nation, the most important – in the humble estimation of this author – is putting America back to work.  Since the Great Recession of 2008, unemployment levels have remained at approximately 8%, persistent unemployment hovers closer to 20%, and full employment has vanished from our landscape.

 

With a problem of such enormity and of such significance to the average working American, one wonders how our President and Congressional leaders can have time to consider any other issues.  Yet, it appears that unemployment is far from a priority for our governmental officials.  In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting, gun control has – yet again – surfaced as a primary issue.  And, of course, gay marriage always seems to be a hot topic among lawmakers, both Federal and state.  As of this writing, however, the prime issue of the day appears to be immigration reform.

 

Yet, controlling guns, recognizing gay and lesbian marriage, and granting another amnesty (we had immigration reform in the 1980’s) to those in this country illegally, will not restore our economy or put a single American citizen back to work.  These issues are largely a distraction to government leaders and a waste of time to the American people, who – if I am any representation – are fuming that our legislators have yet again turned their collective backs on our country’s most pressing need.

 

While I do not believe that it is the government’s responsibility to create jobs, I do believe that addressing the proliferation of economic globalism and creation of an environment conducive to job growth are legitimate concerns of our leaders.  Yet, as Nero fiddled while Rome burned, the branches of our Federal government seem more concerned with dealing with peripheral issues while our economy stagnates and we slip and slide toward what seems an inevitable national financial demise.

 

Instead of working with private industry to stop the exportation of American jobs to foreign lands and identifying how government can partner with businesses to create opportunities for American workers, our President and Congressional leaders seem content to officially recognize Gomer Pyle’s (Jim Nabors’) marriage to his longtime male partner Stan Cadwallader or to curry favor with illegal immigrants in the hopes of gaining their votes in future elections.

 

Our Federal government, charged with defending our Constitution and personal liberties, has become a mockery.  We have traded leadership for pandering and posturing by our elected officials.  Perhaps, it is time for a new American Revolution – not to break free from foreign tyranny, but to liberate our nation from government run amok and restore our traditional American values and position in the world.

 

Our government has become a poor steward of the trust placed in it by American citizens.  It has squandered the tax dollars of hard-working Americans and added insult to injury with empty promises.

 

If government wants to redeem itself in the eyes of an increasing disdainful American public, it should follow the old adage “Let charity begin at home,” and forget about appeasing 12 million illegal immigrants and concentrate on the real problem facing our nation.  Only then will America finally be on a road to recovery and renewal.

 

 

Illegal Alien Football

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Recently, Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona enacted a State law to solve the long- festering problem of illegal aliens infiltrating Arizona’s southern borders.  The Governor’s action set off a firestorm of protest from the Latino community as well as the Feds in Washington, DC, chief among them, our Commander-in-Chief.


President Obama’s decrying of the new law has kicked a political football down the halls of Congress.  The Republicans blame the President for not securing our  borders against illegal aliens, and the Democrats remind the Republicans they did not finish the job when President Bush held the reins.  It’s 2010 AD.  If the ancient Chinese could build a wall to keep out their enemies, and more recently the Second Century Romans construct a wall in the British Isles, why can’t our heads of State agree to build something, anything — a wall, a plan, a system — that would work against the influx of illegals?   As the Dems and Republicans go at each other’s throats over this issue, demonstrating once again democracy in action, the entire world laughs at our broken system of government.


But even here at home, everyone has an opinion of this new legislation.  White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, for one, remarked publicly that, “People have to respect Arizona’s controversial new law”.  Yet, he added that he personally feels it is a dangerous law that may result in boycotting of the Midsummer Classic next year, when the Arizona Diamondbacks host the Major League All-Star Game.


Given all the hoopla at home, how do other countries of the world treat illegal aliens infiltrating their borders?  Do they offer them free medical treatment, Welfare, and driver licenses, along with political asylum? Only in America do illegal aliens reap such riches.


Other nations do not welcome marauders as poor relations.  It’s off to prison with them, to face a life behind bars doing hard labor. Sometimes, the lives of the illegal aliens are ransomed, and often, they are put to death.  Murder is the most expedient and cheapest way of dealing with the problem!  Imagine if Americans tried to sneak into Iran, for example, or parts of Afghanistan (all right, insane Americans, I’ll grant you, but just picture it).  They’d lose their heads, literally!


Of the three punishments mentioned above, America could consider the least severe, which is ransom, or pretty close to it.  Have the illegal aliens’ families pay for their freedom … the freedom to be returned to the land of their birth!  Arizona’s Governor could then repeal the controversial law.  Law enforcement agencies could offer a reward for the detection and resultant deportation of those who are here illegally.  This process would stimulate the creation of jobs for bounty hunters, and the excess monies, if used wisely (cough, cough) could be funneled to American citizens who are out of work, hungry, and struggling to keep the roof over their heads.  The funds could also be used to develop a dedicated force assigned to the border, thus allowing other officers of the law more time to combat the serious crimes related to border-busting.  These include drug trafficking and the rape and murder of young American women by those who have no legal right to be here.   If you doubt that last statement of mine, wake up and do your research.


To ensure that America remains American (i.e., the generous, caring nation that we’ve always been), part of the funds can be used to ship the aliens back home in a benevolent manner.  Once home, however, they will find bills in the mail — from us — so that we can recoup the money that financed their returns.


If the rest of the world takes a page out of our book, this humane and effective process could turn the illegal alien problem right on its head. “Ole!” to that, I say! 

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