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No matter how much makeup the president puts on his immigration program, it’s still a pig. Although I voted for Mr. Bush twice, not because I liked him, but because the alternatives were worse both times, I resent his trying to flood our country with unskilled, uneducated, cheap labor. His argument that they’re taking jobs that Americans don’t want is the biggest piece of crap I’ve seen any politician try to foist on a public ignorant of economic reality in a very long time. By flooding our domestic labor market with cheap foreign labor, he can effectively make any job not one that Americans would want. Ours is a unique country in the history of the world, and it can as easily be destroyed by the right as it can by the left. Pauperizing millions of Americans and helping to cripple the middle class by effectively amnestying millions of illegals willing to work at slave labor wages is one of them.
Moreover, where in the hell has Bush been for the last month? Didn’t he notice the riots in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark? Doesn’t he realize what happens when you have a large unassimilated body in your midst?p>Sadly, I’m starting to believe that there’s truth to what the President’s critics have been saying for the last five years. Maybe he really is no more than a rich man’s son with no gravitas, out of touch with how most of the country lives, and if he really believes he can flood this country by amnestying illegals and he and his party not suffer serious political consequences, I would respectfully say Mr. Bush should go out and get stuffed. br> — Frank A. Stocker /p>
Since living in San Diego for the last two-plus years and working with a global consumer products company as a design engineer I have had the opportunity to observe two facets of immigration.
One facet largely reflects the illegal (and legal) crossing of mostly Mexican and Central American aliens into the Southeast part of the country. There is a large demand for cheap labor to care for children, prepare food in restaurants, perform manual labor such as landscaping and building, work in factories, support the ag industry in the form of migrant workers, and satisfy the demand for convenient temp help in the form of day laborers. But within this group are criminals who in some instances constitute gangs in the larger cities such as Los Angeles. Because Mexico (and other countries) does not have a death penalty it will protect the worst alien criminal element that escapes the U.S. after committing a severe crime such as murder. As a result if you are a criminal that is beyond rehabilitation then it is better for you to commit a capital offense to protect you from capital punishment. The limousine liberals, activists living off trust funds, general malcontents, and race card dealers know this but since they do not live in the communities that suffer from crime it does not concern them as much compared to those who benefit from hard working, decent people who break their backs for a better life that are similar to the Europeans who came here legally during the last century.
Another facet of the labor market demand is for professional people who greatly contribute to the growing Pacific trade between the U.S. and Asia. This labor pool consists of educated technical people, both experienced and entry level, that are able to speak an Asian language and English. They come from Asia of course and also Europe.
The difference between the two labor groups is for the professionals they observe the legal requirements to work in this country and gain citizenship. Because the professionals are a high value commodity the expense they endure provides a quick economic return to them, their employers, and to this country. But for the human disposables known as cheap labor the expensive process of legal immigration is much more difficult because few will sponsor and provide legal counsel, their English language skills are practically zero, they do not easily assimilate into the mainstream culture as educated professional workers (it took the Europeans such as my father and his friends many years to assimilate), and they require more social services which puts fiscal pressure on governments.
So what should America do to facilitate the process and remedy the negative effects of immigration?
First off we should banish the death penalty. Yes, some terrorists and psycho vermin will live in confinement with their hides in tact but the death penalty now exists to keep a legal business segment employed (how much does it cost government to put down human pests?) and shields some criminals from ever facing justice. If somebody killed or hurt a loved I would personally want to hit the switch to painfully snuff them out but the fact remains it is counterproductive to our best interests.
Second, an efficient immigration process for those who perform low value but vital services needs to be implemented so that they and their children can assimilate in order to move up the social, economic rungs of our society. Government will still be burdened but quicker assimilation will yield faster economic and social returns.
Third, show no mercy for those who still choose to violate the system. If they bypass the system by sneaking in or commit a crime then punishment should be swift and fair.p>And lastly, build that wall. Our neighbor to the south is managed by a corrupt government who does not consider our interests at all. Our neighbor to the north is run by panty waist liberals who as most liberals, tend to luxuriate in their private, little worlds that for the most part are cut off from the daily reality of everyday life. Maybe in time that wall could be taken down but it would depend on those on the other side.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online