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Monday, May 15, 2006

The Audacity Of The Illegal Alien Protesters And Their Misguided Supporters

Here's a letter that is making rounds throughout cyberspace. According to Neil Boortz, in today's section of Neil's Nuze it was originally submitted to the editor of a North Carolina newspaper, author unknown. Whoever wrote this has nailed it regarding the illegal alien controversy we are now facing. In case you haven't seen it here it is:

To the Editor:

Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration. Certain people are angry that the U.S. might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and once here, to stay indefinitely.

Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests.

Let's say I break into your house. Let's say that when you discover me in your home you insist that I leave. But, I say, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors: I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest ... except for that part where I broke into your house.

"According to the protestors, not only must you let me stay, you must add me to your family's insurance plan and provide other benefits for me and my family. My husband will do your yard work because he too is hard-working and honest ... except for that breaking in thing.

"If you try to call the police or force me out I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my right to be here. It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. I'm hard-working and honest .... ummmmm .... except for that breaking in thing.

"Besides. What a deal it is for me! I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of selfishness, prejudice and being anti-housebreaker!

Did I miss anything? Does this sound reasonable to you? If it does, grab a sign and go picket something. If this sounds insane to you call your senators and enlighten them because they are stumbling in the darkness right now and really need your help.

(Name? _______________)

Yep. That sums up the audacity of the illegal aliens claims perfectly. President Bush is supposed to address the nation tonight and announce his plans for what he is proposing to do about our open borders and the illegal alien crisis. I'm not holding my breath for any satisfying solution coming from him.

I am not Bush synchophant. I voted for him. I don't regret that decision one bit. But there are a number of things he has stood for that I've scratched my head over. His "guest worker" program is one of them.

To give these illegal aliens a pass and help them to obtain either permant resident visas or citizenship is a gross insult and a huge injustice to the people who have made the financial sacrifice and the sacrifice of time wading through all of the confusing red tape of bureaucracy that the legal means costs to immigrate here legally.

Just as you don't reward people who illegally steal money from banks, or break into peoples' houses or businesses and commit the crime of larceny, these illegal aliens shouldn't be rewarded for what they did by skipping the legal way into our country and just sneaking in here, taking our money through wages earned illegally and then sending it back home to ultimately boost their corrupt government's economy.

I say we should close our borders. Then, start the process of rounding up all of the illegal aliens and putting them back over the wall where they belong. Can we find them all? Some are claiming that the numbers are too high and its practically impossible to find and deport all of those who are here in our country illegally. I agree that it would be a monumental undertaking, but, given enough time, surely we could do it. But, just because it promises to be a gigantic undertaking as has been pointed out, doesn't mean that we shouldn't allow that fact to stop us from starting it in the first place. How did that ancient chinese proverb go? Something like "the journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step." Or something to that effect.

I agree with Neil Boortz that if we punish those who employ these illegal workers in our country severly enough, work for them would dry up. If they find themselves unable to get work, unable to receive government social services and money, and if their new born are no longer are granted automatic citizenship, I'll bet we wouldn't have to finish the giant task of identifying them and tossing them back over the wall. The rest that we didn't identify would voluntarily leave. There would no longer be anything in it for them to stay here.

I don't think we need to imprision them though. I, and a whole lot of other Americans, will be happy just to see them leave. On the other hand, if they want to come here the legal way, learn to speak English and commit to becoming an American and embrace the American way of life then, I say come on over. Bienvenidos!


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