There are, of course, a great many things this country could do to address the illegal alien issue iif we had the will. Obviously, we don't. So to these morons, caving to yet another leftist position is the thing to do, all in an abortive effort to get someone into office with an "R" after their name... regardless as to whether or not they care... or even know... what the tenets and platform of the GOP actually is.
Instead of demanding that we face this issue and its concomitant fall out, instead of addressing the main reasons for defeat... we falsely put our hopes into this idiocy.
Nearly a hundred top Republican donors and Bush administration officials sent a letter to the House GOP on Tuesday urging lawmakers to pass a bill that legalizes illegal immigrants, arguing that the current system is already allowing them to stay and so it makes sense to register them and bring them into the system.
The donors, led by former Bush administration Cabinet officials Carlos Gutierrez and Spencer Abraham, also said that immigrants are potential Republican voters who can be won over — if the party can be seen as welcoming to immigrants.
“Doing nothing is de facto amnesty. We need to take control of whom we let in our country and we need to make sure everybody plays by the same rules,” the donors said in their letter.
They aimed their pitch at House Republicans, who are trying to figure out a way forward and find themselves trapped between angry rank-and-file voters who say legalizing illegal immigrants amounts to amnesty, and party elites and donors who say the GOP cannot survive nationally without embracing legalization as part of a strategy to win over Hispanic voters.
The donor letter came the same day that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 400 other businesses and umbrella groups fired off a letter to House leaders of both parties, urging them to pass something — though the business leaders did not specifically call for legalizing illegal immigrants.More:
There is much we could do before we once again engage in this self-inflicted disaster.
As Jefferson put it:
“[Is] rapid population [growth] by as great importations of foreigners as possible… founded in good policy?… They will bring with them the principles of the governments they leave, imbibed in their early youth; or, if able to throw them off, it will be in exchange for an unbounded licentiousness, passing, as is usual, from one extreme to another. It would be a miracle were they to stop precisely at the point of temperate liberty. These principles, with their language, they will transmit to their children. In proportion to their number, they will share with us the legislation. They will infuse into it their spirit, warp and bias its direction, and render it a heterogeneous, incoherent, distracted mass… If they come of themselves, they are entitled to all the rights of citizenship: but I doubt the expediency of inviting them by extraordinary encouragements.” – Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia Q.VIII, 1782. ME 2:118The illegals we have here have done just that: come for the "extraordinary encouragements."
Without those "encouragements" of privilege that we ascribe to our illegals that are found no where else in the world for others... they wouldn't be here and they wouldn't keep coming.
"Comprehensive immigration reform" should be limited to eliminating any program that makes this an attractive option.
"Comprehensive immigration reform" should be limited to the confiscation, imprisonment and fines for those who hire illegals.
"Comprehensive immigration reform" should be limited to requiring schools and hospitals to identify illegal aliens and notify ICE so they can deport them.
"Comprehensive immigration reform" should be limited to disqualifying anyone here illegally from EVER becoming a citizen or legal resident.
"Comprehensive immigration reform" should be limited to making it illegal for illegals to own property, or to sell them property.
"Comprehensive immigration reform" should be limited to eliminating illegals from our school and social program systems.
"Comprehensive immigration reform" should be limited to refusing housing to anyone who can't prove their status.
If you take THESE steps, the illegal alien problem will take care of itself... because they will leave of their own accord.
If you FAIL to take these steps, as we failed the LAST time we did a "cure all," then 10, or 20, or 30 years from now.... guess what?
If we survive as a Nation?
We'll be doing this all over again.