Thursday, March 30, 2006

George Will On What To Do With The Beaners

"AMERICA, the only developed nation that shares a long - 2,000-mile - border with a Third World nation, could seal that border. East Germany showed how: walls, barbed wire, machine gun-toting border guards in towers, mine fields, large irritable dogs. And we have modern technologies that East Germany never had, sophisticated sensors, unmanned surveillance drones, etc.

But control belongs at the top of the agenda, for four reasons. First, control of borders is an essential attribute of sovereignty. Second, current conditions along the border mock the rule of law. Third, large rallies by immigrants, many of them here illegally, protesting more stringent control of immigration reveal that many immigrants have, alas, assimilated: They have acquired the entitlement mentality spawned by America's welfare state, asserting an entitlement to exemption from the laws of the society they invited themselves into. Fourth, giving Americans a sense that borders are controlled is a prerequisite for calm consideration of what policy that control should serve

...Of the estimated at least 11 million illegal immigrants - a cohort larger than the combined populations of 12 states - 60 percent have been here at least five years. Most have roots in their communities. Their children born here are U.S. citizens. We are not going to take the draconian police measures necessary to deport 11 million people. They would fill 200,000 buses in a caravan stretching bumper-to-bumper from San Diego to Alaska (where, by the way, 26,000 Latinos live). And there are no plausible incentives to get the 11 million to board the buses.

And conservatives should favor reducing illegality by putting illegal immigrants on a path out of society's crevices and into citizenship by paying fines and back taxes and learning English. Faux conservatives absurdly call this price tag on legal status "amnesty." Actually, it would prevent the emergence of a sullen, simmering subculture of the permanently marginalized, akin to the Arab ghettos in France. The House-passed bill, making it a felony to be in the country illegally, would make 11 million people permanently ineligible for legal status. To what end?"
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I included far more of what George had to say just so it wouldn't seem that he had gone totally soft on the criminals within our country. He makes a vald point concerning the difficulty of rounding up and exiling millions of people, and I'll add to that the fact that our law enforcement system is undermanned, poorly staffed, and becoming more and more of a catch-the-law-abiding-citizen-and-let-the-criminals-go-free service that would be hard pressed to do much more than ticket these offenders. "Diversity" has diluted enough of our police forces as to assure we'd have more than enough meter-maids, but far fewer real cops than necessary to catch illegals then toss them back across the border.

But sorry, George, it IS an amnesty when you erase criminal activities from a persons record. I'll agree that it would be next to impossible to catch all of them all of the time, and that a one-shot, open-arms approach to the most desireable ones would be the better way to go, but a blanket, get out of jail free card, is absurd.

Sure it's going to be hard. That's what turns the liberals to mush. They don't do hard.

But there are enough people left who do, and while these people exist...time's a'wastin'.

More as I find the time. This is stimulating, and fun.

5 comments:

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

I read this article too. Yep, first thing build a wall. What to do with the illegals already here is a problem. I wish we could promise them amnesty and get them all documented, find out where they live, keep tabs on them and then keep them tied up in red tape for ever - do what government does best - mess up.

Opinionnation said...

I agree that a wall is the first step. Stop it first then get organized

Fits said...

Listening to John McCain today, I don't think there's a snowballs chance in hell of building a wall or creating any such impediment to the inexorable invasion we've been subjected to. He, and others like him, throw their hands in the air and admit that the problem is too big and what are ya gonna do.

Small men think small, and let's face it, there's no Ronald Reagan around to brace the weak and get them on the correct path.

First things first; stop the bleeding, and they seem incapable of doing even that so we keep coming back to square one.

And I have all of these rifles, too...

Lemuel Calhoon said...

John McCain has no interest in keeping illegals out. What he wants is to get as many of them in the country as possible. He wants to be president and he knows that the Republican party as presently constituted will never nominate him. The answer is to re make the party.

Fits said...

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