“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.