« A Pleasant Fantasy | Main | Hey! Check This One Out! »

April 07, 2006

Criminal Immigration

The debate rages furiously on.

Those of us that care deeply about our country and the American people want to see our borders strengthened, criminal aliens sent back where they came from and a hearty "bye-bye" to the amnesty aspirations of a lot of foks who either haven't the ability to think things through to the consequences of such idiocy or are more concerned with PC political agendas than the wellbeing of our nation.

One of the most appalling things about the entire kerfuffle, in my opinion, has been the response of many schools to friction between students sporting American flags and wearing clothing that demonstrates patriotism and those who wave Mexican flags and proclaim that although they have the privilege of living here, Mexico is their country. These schools have actually forbidden students from bringing American flags on or near school property or wearing anything that might suggest solidarity with America and American principals. Recently, at least one school even prevented its ROTC from flying the American flag on their pole. Perchance some of my fellow Americans, not surprisingly members of the public education community, have forgotten what country they're in?

But I digress(me? hah!)...

Excuses like "they'll do the jobs Americans won't do" just don't cut it. Speaking for myself, I recently bought a house and needed a variety of jobs done, from carpentry to general labor, and have had no problem acquiring help from legal, born-in-the-USA Americans, in fact the responses to ads I've run were overwhelming -- a lot of Americans are looking for work, temporary and otherwise, but the proponents of opening wide the floodgates of criminal immigration prefer to either believe or pretend otherwise, or again, could care less as pushing a political agenda {at the expense of the American people} is all that matters to them.

Another argument put forth by the same faction is that if we give them amnesty, making them legally eligible to work here, they will be able to negotiate for better pay, join unions, etc. This is unthought-out malarkey at best, Utopian dreaming at worst.

Why, you ask?

Because, I reply, the reason criminals who employ "undocumented" aliens do so is because they can pay below minimum wage, match no employee payroll taxes, pay no insurance on the employees and extend no benefits. If suddenly these people who, according to law, should not even be in this country were able to ask for reasonable compensation, these same unscrupulous and basically treasonous employers would simply get rid of existing criminal aliens and hire more from a pool of others who have not been documented or cannot get the necessary permission to work in the United States. If they have been breaking the law to date, why should they abruptly start following the law then?

Also, who among them is going to provide any kind of proof to the government that an illegal alien has been illegally in their employ for more than two years or more than five years, in order to help them get this amnesty, unless these same fucking idiots politicians fighting for the decriminalization of illegally entering the country also offer them complete amnesty for their own years of lawbreaking?

C'mon, politicians, get your craniums out of your touchases and think things through. This is not a time to implement a cosmetic solution nor to pander to big business entities that thrive on hiring criminal aliens in order to put a few more pesos in their pockets!

The issue is being talked up at a forum here in North Carolina, my new home, and we are fortunate that my blog friend Mr. Ogre is at the proceedings. A number of speakers there have addressed the immigration issue both factually and to the point, and their contributions to the discussion can be found at Ogre's Politics & Views.

Posted by Seth at April 7, 2006 01:22 PM


I'm so proud of Ogre...really.

Posted by: Raven at April 7, 2006 03:14 PM

I wish I had the ability to manage my time the way he manages his, that's for sure. Between that and his high tenacity levels, he is a formidable force for the right thinking majority of Americans.

Posted by: Seth at April 7, 2006 03:30 PM

Yep...Ogre ran for an office once and he lost, but like he said not after making his opponent run for some money.

Posted by: Raven at April 7, 2006 03:40 PM

6 digits more than Ogre spent, in a Democrat district, and Ogre got nearly 1/2 the votes, LOL!

Posted by: Seth at April 7, 2006 04:12 PM

Thank you both for all the kind words.

Posted by: Ogre at April 7, 2006 05:31 PM

Thank YOU for fighting the good fight the way you do, my friend.

Posted by: Seth at April 7, 2006 05:38 PM