We're Not Happy, Shut Up, Listen And A Few Words On Immigration
As Super Tuesday progresses, the voices that are making the most noise are clearly those with the most stupid and least relevant opinions.
If you don't like John McCain, don't vote for him. It is irrelevant that he may or may not be conservative enough, tall enough or have the right color hair. As the Anchoress noted yesterday,
I’ve been writing for the past few days about my complete disillusionment with the far-right and their finger-wagging, hyperventilation that Republicans and “true” conservatives must vote for Mitt Romney, for no other reason, apparently than because he is not John McCain...
...I am tired of opening my email to hysterics suggesting that America will end if McCain gets the nomination. I’m tired of turning on talk radio and hearing - nonstop, day after day - lecturing about what a terrible man McCain is, and why I should not vote for him.
It is significant to me that no one is telling me why I SHOULD vote for Romney. No one is telling me how great he is, and giving me a reason to want to vote for him. They’re just telling me “McCain is bad!”
Remember the outrage when the folks at MoveOn.Org stated that
"In the last year, grass-roots contributors like us gave more than $300 million to the Kerry campaign and the DNC, and proved that the party doesn't need corporate cash to be competitive," the message continued. "Now it's our party: we bought it, we own it, and we're going to take it back."
Guess what? The conservatives no more owns the Republican party than the MoveOn.org folks own the Democrat party.
Now that we're on the subject of stupid, let's talk about immigration.
We're not going to deport 12-20 million illegals. To think otherwise is absurd. That is not to say that we cannot and should not secure our borders. The two issues are separeate and distinct.
Those of you who complain about our economy is lousy ought to consider this: If our unemployment levels are causing you concern, then line up and make it your business to report those who hire illegals. Make it your business to replace those illegal workers with legal ones and remember, no one will stand for tomatoes selling for $7.50 lb. On the same subject, where are the voices asking that we let in an equal number of immigrants to the number we deport? Have you ever noticed how the voices demanding the deportation of illegals are a whole lot less encouraging when it comes to supporting legal immigration?
Our economy is robust. If the best you can come up with are a few seasonally adjusted numbers that temporarily point south, then we are grateful indeed. After all, how can anyone realistically deride an economy that has absorbed millions and millions of illegal workers and is still the envy of the world?
Here's a suggestion to deal with illegal immigration.
There is a 60 day only window for all illegals to register with the federal government. They will be given ID cards and provisional Social Security cards so that they can get onto the tax rolls.
These cards will allow illegals here to begin the application for citizenship after 10 years, assuming they meet all the necessary criteria. Illegal aliens are moved to the back of those seeking American residency and citizenship line. All those who applied legally and played by the rules will be given precedence.
When they register, they must sign a document agreeing that they will obey our laws, both criminal and civil. If they break the law, they are subject to deportation. Children born here and under the age of 18 will not be able to influence residency laws. No family need be broken up- parents are free to return home with their children.
Family reunification will no longer be an accepted way to circumvent immigration laws. If you miss your family so much, the airlines will be happy to transport you back home for a short or extended holiday. Your family are free to apply for immigration just like everyone else.
All illegal aliens who do not comply with registration or other requirements will be subject to deportation after the 60 day window has closed. Families who do not wish to be separated are free to leave and accompany the illegal alien back home.
There are those of you who are unhappy because somehow it seems that illegal aliens have 'gotten away' with breaking the law. In fact, you are right- they have beat the system and that isn't fair.
Too bad. Life isn't fair.
The vast majority of illegals are hard working sons of bitches who come here for a better life and to send money home to family- just like the hard working sons of bitches have for generations before them.
If you aren't happy with the system, look in the mirror. You were the one who broke the system.
For 50 years, illegals have been pouring over the borders and no one cared enough to make an issue out of it and to demand it stop. Now, even liberals are complaining about the costs to state budgets, healthcare and education. Finally, common (sense) ground we can all see eye to eye on.
Don't blame the illegal immigrants for the sins of the successive governments you elected.