Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Being Anti-immigrant is being Anti- American

"Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

There was a period where this poem really meant what it said. Immigrants from all over the world came o the US for that which no other country could provide: A chance for a better life. They risked everything, their lives, their money, some spending everything they had just to get here, to the land of the FREE. They were not guaranteed happiness and wealth, they were only looking for the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

What would happen if the US Government decided that from 1-1-2011 until 1-1-2012 that the United States would allow anybody that wanted to immigrate to the United States to do so? Pass a background check and "poof" you are a legal resident of the United States. After 3 years, if you can pass an English proficiency test and a citizenship test, "poof" you are a naturalized citizen of the United States of America.

I understand that many of you do not like these illegal immigrants. The state controlled media would have us believe that it is because we are all racists that do not like people of different races and ethnicities. That's bullshit. What we do not like is that people break laws and nobody seems to be doing anything about it. Why is it when I am caught without a proper helmet on my motorcycle, I am given a ticket for breaking the law, and have to pay a fine to the state, when there was no victem to my crime, yet these "illegal aliens" can come here and steal public services, and nothing is done to them. No fine, no deportation. This is why we are angry. I have a lot of Latino, and Hispanic friends, who are here legally, and if you want to see who is most opposed to the "illegal aliens" I suggest you take a look at them. I do not like that they are here illegally, but trust me, if i were in their shoes, I would do the exact same thing. If I could not take care of my family or myself, and I lived in a 3rd world country , you can bet your ass that I would do whatever it took to get the opportunity to do so. Having said that, I still think we should round up the illegal immigrants and carry them back to where they came from, and build a giant fence 20 feet tall, and electrified with 10,000 volts, along the entire southern and northern borders of the country. 25 feet behind that one, place another fence also electrified. I do not think that they should be given amnesty, nor citizenship, only a free ride back to their home country.

I believe that the United States is the last best hope for freedom in the world. We are the most diverse country in the world, and that makes us stronger not weaker. There is no place on this planet where you will find 1/2 of the religions that are open practiced here without prosecution. Women, minorities, and those people of all walks of life have the exact opportunities as a white male born to John D Rockefeller IV, well except to become President of the United States, but some would argue that even that has been breeched now. I am not one of those folks, as there are plenty of other issues about this socialist that can be used against him and concentrating on a birth certificate is just silly, but that's just me.

So I say open the borders to everyone that will submit to a medical screening (sorry but non treatable and communicable diseases have to stay out) and background check at their expense (for those really poor folks, there can be funds by private citizens that want to help out the poor folks of Chad for example) come on in to the land of milk and honey. Here's the catch (you knew there had to be a catch right?). Nobody that comes to the United States under this program would ever be eligible for any government assistance. Also, I believe that some sort of replacement of the income tax like the FairTax would have to be implemented, so that everyone would contribute the same.

My prediction? Our population would double in that one year. Hell it may even triple.

Your thoughts?


  1. I read this at work today, and have given it some thought. First, how can you say someone is a "citizen", yet not eligible for government assistance as all other citizens are. That would go against the foundation of the Constitution and our "equality". There are some good, law abiding immigrants but there are a disproportionate number that come here and form "gangs" and commit crimes. Not that U.S. Citizens don't but we have enough problems. And again, once you have received citizenship, deportation is not an option, if a crime is committed by a U.S. citizen, they go through our legal system. And what will a background check turn up in a third world country? There are so many things to consider, and frankly its not the world it used to be. I worked at a law firm that served primarily Arabic clients. They were "prepared" prior to their request for "asylum" here... the women were taught how to fill out all the social security forms, welfare forms, etc., in english. The men were taught how to get into a car accident where someone hits you from behind. They buy P.O.S. small pick up trucks for this very purpose - to make sure they don't get hurt. Maybe I'm jaded, but this above is based on my personal experience. Many seemingly needy people are not here for the American Dream the way they used to be. They way our grandparents did it.

  2. I would say that most "really" bad folks, even in another country would have a record of some sort. As far as not being eligible for government assistance, I would personally not like any government assistance for anyone. Old folks and children I would help. Mentally and truly physically disabled I would help. I would seriously doubt that "legal" immigrants are in a gang. "illegal aliens" do all the time, and that is who we should keep out. At their own expense, we can run a background check on these folks. Gang or drug affiliated? Sorry to USA for you. And make it damn hard to get in. The problem now is that it is not difficult to enter the country. My fence would pretty much eliminate that. If no fence, then pull our troops out of all these countries (Germany, Italy, Hungary, Turkey, Japan, Korea, Phillipines, etc, and station them on our borders. It would take 176000 troops at 200 yards apart to cover the entire US-Mexico border, and although that number may sound like a lot, it is the same amount that was in Iraq at one time. As far as them coming here to take advantage of the system, I would be more apt to change the system. Put a "loser pays" civil court system in place, make prisons so bad that nobody wants to ever go there. I don't think we need a police state and crack everyones heads, but once someone does go to prison or jail, the experience should be something that they never want to do again. I see someone like Dagny, and she wants to come here, applies every year, has real skills that could be of use to an employer, and all she wants is a chance at the pursuit of happiness. The reason I did not want them to be included in the social welfare state is that would automatically eliminate anyone who thought they could come here and exploit the system. God knows we have enough of those type people who were born here. I am for people who want a better life, and want to produce and contribute, not a whole new batch of moochers. As far as them not getting the services as every other citizen gets, it is their choice to come here under those conditions; if they choose not to, then they can stay in their own country. Maybe we will just have to disagree on this one.


  3. Were in a crisis situation in terms of our aging labor force.

    It's a problem that we need to address and proper, legal immigration is a viable solution - if it's done correctly.

    We should be that nation we propose to be at the foot of liberty's statue. Our nation's future may depend on it.

    Missouri Netizen