Why Supporting Illegal immigration is Like Supporting Slavery
Yes, slavery. I know it's a really charged word. But the point I want to make is the moral equivalence. Step back and let me walk you through it, because I want to help others make this important argument.
1. Illegal Immigration is illegal. I don't see any way you can argue against this, it's in the title. If there is anything misleading about the title it's the immigration part. Immigrants are able to call upon the protection of the law. I plan to post about the importance of the rule of law later, but right now can we agree that the rule of law should apply to everyone. Slavery is illegal.
2. Illegal immigrants are transported into this country. I once helped intercept a boat load of people who had paid good money to be sneaked into the United States. The plan they were following included being dropped off in Mexico where a bus would take them to our (U.S.) southern border. This was in 2000 but I was there. The point is about scale. It isn't a case of a poor Mexican farmer sneaking over the border so he can find work here, returning after the harvest. There are people in the business of transporting people into our country illegally. It's big business and because it's illegal and run as a continuous illegal enterprise I think you can call it mob business. Both enterprises, illegal immigrants and slavery, was the transport of human cargo. When you see a story about a cargo container filled with staving people being smuggled into the United States how can you not think of the people as slaves.
3. Are illegal immigrants treated like slaves? No, or at least not all of them. But if you are employing someone to do something illegal who are you going to get. How are these people treated. I'm against the minimum wage on principle and I have a problem with some of the thing OSHA has done in the past but to hire people with illegal status is not the solution to the problem. How are these people treated. How many come here in order to commit crimes, from theft and drug dealing to prostitution. How many are blackmailed into prostitution or other jobs that are illegal and distasteful. Don't listen to the arguments for a moment and look at the results. We have an underclass of people in this country with no rights being preyed on by their Masters.
4. Don't vote to re-elect anyone who doesn't get on board on this issue. One of my biggest fears is that Hillary Clinton (who I really don't like politically) will lead on this issue and I'll have to vote for her. Especially since I don't think she'd follow through on the issue. I think the winner of the next presidential election will not be the morals candidate, it'll be the rule of law candidate. In the mean time I'm asking everyone who agrees with me to write their congressman and tell them you think a failure to fight illegal immigration is like ignoring slavery. It took a lot of moral courage to stand up to slavery and there are a lot of payoffs being made to ignore illegal immigration. If your candidate isn't vocally opposed to illegal immigration and slavery don't re-elect him.
5. Some illegal immigrants are here to hurt our country, the others hurt it by accident. The al-qida terrorist is only the apex of a pyramid of criminals. There are small teams of lethal drug enforcers, drug traffickers, con artists, theft rings, and so on and so on. But take that well known poor Mexican farmer who is only looking for an honest days work. During the last election the rhetoric was loud and furious about how the president caused millions of people to be out of work. I think the rhetoric was only a small step up from excrement but unemployment is an ongoing worry in this country. What effect is there on our economy by the money that farmer is sending out of the country. The Mexican government understand because the southern border of Mexico is locked up tight to prevent other Latin Americans from passing through and taking those jobs away from the Mexicans. So we have economic and security concerns. Okay, so this one doesn't link up to slavery like the others, but it is something to think about.
6. Which are the innocents and which are the criminals. This isn't an easy issue, but I suggest the following measures. If he is arrested committing a crime or carrying a gun treat him like a terrorist or insurgent. If you have family here illegally there should be a 6 month visitors permit you can get, but if they are still here after that time it should endanger the immigration status of the person sponsoring him. I have no interest in protecting anyone who will not follow the rule of law. If someone is here on a student visa and they remain after their visa expires that's one less student from that country we'll grant a visa to.
So please leave a comment so I can improve my argument or count on your support. Vote against the incumbent unless he is active. The first problem to solve is the blockage in congress.
Future posts will include "The rule of law, why Justice Kennedy has to go, and how to get rid of him without armed revolution". Maybe next week.