Endorsements of 245(i) amnesty, as if there are no alternatives, are
myopic as more appropriate solutions are available as have been
discussed in this forum, most recently by Ali Alexander who suggested
sanctions against employers. All such policies that would decrease the
out of control immigration invasion should be pursued including a
vigorous deportation program. It should be obvious to anyone except
special interests that accommodating legals and illegals only leads to
more excessive numbers that effects US in many negative ways as
limitstogrowth.org discusses. The deportation program that was pursued
in 1954 was highly successful and the deterrent effect was great.
Most Americans have expressed the overdue need today to reduce
immigration http://www.vdare.com/mann/operation_wetback.htm With
severe unemployment and government budget problems, our situation now is
much changed from that of 200 years ago, and no amount of nostalgic
reference to earlier years, idealistic novels and poems or attempts to
alter definitions of invasion or illegal aliens will change that.
Comedian Robin Williams recently came out with a common sense, Ten Point
Peace Plan that captures this new mood and includes the following in
reference to immigration:
" We will withdraw our troops from all over the world. They don't
want us there. ....[deleted for copyright reasons]. The
Statue of Liberty is no longer saying 'Give me your poor, your tired,
your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling, 'You
want a piece of me'?"
Excessive immigration advocates need to face the reality that
particularly since 9/11, Americans want less immigration, not more, with
cheapened citizenship by fiat and/or illegal entry. For those who
require something more inspiring and less direct than Mr. Williams plan
or actual reality, I have included Sir Walter Scott's "My Native Land"
from "The Lay of the 14st Minstrel," CANTO VI.
"Breathes there the man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath
said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart hath ne'er within him
burned, As home his footsteps he hath turned
From wandering on a foreign strand?
If such there breathe, go, mark him well; For him no minstrel raptures
High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim,
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentrated all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonored, and unsung."
This is called "love of country" and "patriotism" and while others
should always be treated with respect, their concerns should not come
before our own.
R. L. Ranger
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