How Stupid We Can Be

“People who have come here illegally should never attain full citizenship. To offer that is to demean the honest efforts of the millions who waited their turn and followed our laws.”

You have to wonder why no one has said this “out loud” before.  Why the Other Party…the free lunch guys…have had the ball so long and we can’t come up with a defense against them that works.  Are people afraid of the truth?  Or, is it just so obvious that folks think it doesn’t need saying and they think everyone will finally figure it out and say, “Hey!  Cut it out willya!”?  I ain’t so sure…about that anyway.

Follow this link to the article I’m talking about, read it and wonder, too.  I’m giving odds it goes nowhere…the idea and what ought to be done about it.  Cynic that I am becoming, I do not believe laws matter much anymore.  Not in a climate where they are made and unmade twice in an afternoon, it seems.

At breakfast here au chez Gallaher this morning it was mentioned that the mayor of Manchester, NH, was quite exercised by the decision of something called The International Institute of New England to settle on the city another batch of refugees from somewhere.  The mayor of the town and a few others think that this is, well, bad for everyone.  It may be good for the International Institute, as the article above makes clear, but for few others; especially the folks who are in the cattle cars waiting to be dropped off at the siding.  The folks who already live in Manchester and a bunch of other places across these Untied States where 9% of the able bodied are and have been out of work for too long just don’t need another load of hungry mouths and empty hands dropped on them in the name of something good, and because “vital national interests” dictate we tear up their countries for ten years running.

Comes a time, you know what I’m saying?  Comes a time when all that malarkey (I can’t use the word I want to use) should just stop.

Aside from the growing problem of what to do with illegal refugees, and Dr. Zmirak’s article above presents a rational and generous solution which ought to please everyone…except some Party of Death folks…., we have this other problem.  Since we got chased out of Vietnam in the mid-7o’s, we have been accepting the tired and huddled masses from a number of places around the globe.  Chief among them are countries in which we have “intervened” to protect what we have discerned are our vital interests.  I need not list the names.  I may not have the room to do it.

They arrive unlearned, illiterate in our ways and language and, worse, unemployed.  That hurts them, and everyone else.

I wonder now how long this will keep up.  My son-in-law sits at home in his eighth month without work, a victim of among other things our adventures overseas in our national interest which have in ways direct and indirect contributed to the present financial misery we are in.  And, from time to time a place like Manchester, itself hurting, will be asked to squeeze over, make a little room around the table and in the bed room, for some unexpected guests; victims themselves of our national interests.

Sometimes it’s downright aggravating how stupid we can be.


About Peadar Ban

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4 Responses to How Stupid We Can Be

  1. Pete,
    If we raised enough revenue, i.e. taxes, for the department of immigration to do what they are empowered to do by law, they might have controlled the problem better. Also, the people who own companies and corporate farms who are hiring illegals are more to blame than those who are crossing the border illegally. The illegals wouln’t stay here if they weren’t able to make money. Besides, it has been proven that most of the jobs illegals perform are jobs most average Americans either do not want to do or can’t perform as well as illegals. A lot of illegals are paid off the books, making it more profitable for company owners to hire them. The motive is GREED. Also, companies who have shipped 2.9 million jobs to third world countries after eliminating 2.5 million jobs here to make their products with cheaper labor are destroying this country for the same reason, GREED. How much profit is enough? None of the companies who laid off workers here to hire in the third world did so to stay in business, they did it to make more money. If corporations are people too, where is their national responsibility. Their actions are on a par with war profiteers and should be prosecuted.

  2. reinkefj says:

    Sorry, but I blame the “problem” on the “welfare programs” that the politicians have perverted the USA into doing and forcing the taxpayers into funding.

    If there was no “welfare”, then only immigrants who would be coming here for a better life and be willing to work hard for it. What could be wrong with that?

    I’m in the “tough love” school. End “welfare” for the wealthy, the corporations, and the politicians. End minimum price laws. End Gooferment Skrules, End the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”. End the minimum wage. End the corporate tax (i.e., only real people pay taxes). End the “income” tax; adopt a small sales tax on purchases by real people. Stop the bailouts. Repeal the legal tender laws.

    Return America to the “liberty model”, and we’ll all be better off.

  3. Fr bob says:

    Ave Maria Peter,
    It’s all about votes, which you probably already know. it’s about what’s in it for me, the American moto of this age.

  4. Gabriel Austin says:

    Is this not but one of the many signs that our society is crumbling for lack of basic principles, which is to say, a religious center. Augustine describes this condition of chaos at great length. We are told:

    “Do not oppress an alien; you yourselves know how it feels to be aliens, because you were aliens in Egypt”. [Exodus 23:9].
    “When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt”. [Leviticus 19:33-34]
    These injunctions are annually repeated at Jewish religious services.

    Merely legally, how strong is the claim of current residents as against the Indians [“Native Americans”] or the Hispanics who were here before us? All our ancestors did was to conquer them ferociously and treat them abominably. The morality of our country is not strong enough to withstand the immorality of many of our actions. I offer the spread and defense of baby-killing as example number one. The Lord is not mocked; do we really think we can go one living as we do? I offer the further example of Sodom and Gomorrah.

    There is no political program which will solve this unconscionable problem.

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