The Immigration Mess


The Immigration Mess

America has lost its mind. I want to go back to the days of Ellis Island. Yes, I do know that those were harsh times. However, the immigration policies of those days were closely controlled and much more focused upon meeting America’s need, rather than the needs of those wanting to migrate.

I suppose that some will be upset my apparent selfishness and heartlessness. Ok, be upset.

Then please explain to me how America can shelter everyone who has a desire, or a need, to come here to live? Do you think that America, now teetering on the brink of its self-destruction due to its suicidal thinking and actions, can feed and house the world?

Do you really think that people from  all cultures can, or will, assimilate into our own without destroying it by transforming it into the “Warring Balkans of America”?

For God’s sake, do you not understand that your culture is struggling to survive in a predatory world? Can you not see that you are living in a world of limited resources, in every conceivable category, in which the most powerful cultures are actively competing for them in a lethal game of survival and dominance?

Do you really think that any sporting team could play at championship levels, year after year after year, by simply letting anyone who wanted to join the team—just walk-in to the locker room without regard to their athletic talents?

Except in rare cases, the purpose of immigration must be to acquire the human capital (skills and abilities) that we need to survive and dominate as the rarest and historically most successful sociocultural species of all: The Constitutional Republic!

If we fail to do this , along with our other critical recent failures,  we will be eaten alive by the other hungry animals in the cultural world jungle.

The Age of Aquarius was a beautiful and artistic song from the late 1960’s. Do you remember the popular counter-cultural play, Hair? If you were to listen to this song, from the perspective of over forty years later, you might discover the truth: It contains the demented thoughts of a seductive, but self-destructive philosophy that still echos into the maladaptive practices of our present time.

Now, please read Thomas Sowell’s article on Obama’s most recent lawless manipulation to retain the Presidency. His reelection would be yet another example of how a dying America has lost its mind.

VTM, 6/19/12

 

The Immigration Ploy

  • Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell,     Jun 19,  2012

Whatever the merits or demerits of the Obama immigration policy, his Executive Order is good only as long as he remains president, which may be only a matter of months after this year’s election.

 People cannot plan their lives on the basis of laws that can suddenly appear, and then suddenly disappear, in less than a year. To come forward today and claim the protection of the Obama Executive Order is to declare publicly and officially that your parents entered the country illegally. How that may be viewed by some later administration is anybody’s guess.

Employers likewise cannot rely on policies that may be here today and gone tomorrow, whether these are temporary tax rates designed to look good at election time or temporary immigration policies that can backfire later if employers get accused of hiring illegal immigrants.

Why hire someone, and invest time and money in training them, if you may be forced to fire them before a year has passed?

 Kicking the can down the road is one of the favorite exercises in Washington. But neither in the economy nor in their personal lives can people make plans and commitments on the basis of government policies that suddenly appear and suddenly disappear.

Like so many other Obama ploys, his immigration ploy is not meant to help the country, but to help Obama. This is all about getting the Hispanic vote this November.

 The principle involved — keeping children from being hurt by actions over which they had no control — is one already advanced by Senator Marco Rubio, who may well end up as Governor Romney’s vice-presidential running mate. The Obama Executive Order, which suddenly popped up like a rabbit out of a magician’s hat, steals some of Senator Rubio’s thunder, so it is clever politics.

 But clever politics is what has gotten this country into so much trouble, not only as regards immigration but also as regards the economy and the dangerous international situation.

 When the new, and perhaps short-lived, immigration policy is looked at in terms of how it can be administered, it makes even less sense. While this policy is rationalized in terms of children, those who invoke it are likely to do so as adults.

 How do you check someone’s claim that he was brought into the country illegally when he was a child? If Obama gets reelected, it is very unlikely that illegal immigrants will really have to prove anything. The administration can simply choose not to enforce that provision, as so many other immigration laws are unenforced in the Obama administration.

If Obama does not get reelected, then it may not matter anyway, when his Executive Order can be gone after he is gone.

 Ultimately, it does not matter what immigration policy this country has, if it cannot control its own borders. Whoever wants to come, and who has the chutzpah, will come. And the fact that they come across the Mexican border does not mean that they are all Mexicans. They can just as easily be terrorists from the Middle East.

 Only after the border is controlled can any immigration policy matter be seriously considered, and options weighed through the normal Constitutional process of Congressional hearings, debate and legislation, rather than by Presidential short-cuts.

 Not only is border control fundamental, what is also fundamental is the principle that immigration policy does not exist to accommodate foreigners but to protect Americans — and the American culture that has made this the world’s richest, freest and most powerful nation for more than a century.

 No nation can absorb unlimited numbers of people from another culture without jeopardizing its own culture. In the 19th and early 20th century, America could absorb millions of immigrants who came here to become Americans. But the situation is entirely different today, when group separatism, resentment and polarization are being promoted by both the education system and politicians.

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2 Responses to “The Immigration Mess”

  1. Howard Hawkins Says:

    You’ve said it all in two (2) words,”Constitutional Republic”.
    It cannot be said enough,should be imprinted on each individuals mind,i.e.,a Republic protects the rights of the individual and the minority first and foremost.
    All citizens should be required to know and understand the U.S.Constitution;something our present day Legislative,Executive and Judicial branches of government have neglected as witnessed above concerning immigration.
    The U.S.Constitution is a brief and concise document consisting of seven(7) articles and ten(10) amendments.The federal government derives its enumerated powers primarily in article I,section 8 of the Constitution.
    The Dream Act is a bad law precisely because it ignores the rules of our Immigration and Nationality Act.
    If one is interested in the history of Naturalization go on line and type into your web browser “The History of Naturalization Requirements”.It is a very informative and gives one a splended understanding of an ongoing complex issue that has up to this very day been a hot button topic.

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    • vtmawhinney Says:

      Thank you Howard.

      Your comment is very informative. I hope that others will go to your suggested educational web site about the History of Naturalilzation. I sure will! Tom

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