Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
We’re headed for another fight over Dreamers, illegal aliens brought into the country as minors by their parents. Democrats and RINOs like McCain want amnesty on the grounds that minors aren’t responsible for their actions so it’s humane to let them stay rather than force them to return to a country they never knew.
Okay, but there are about a million Dreamers. The instant you give citizenship to Dreamers, they can use family reunification rules to sponsor their parents for citizenship. Now we’re up to 3 million. That’s a lot of new Democrat voters.
Why are we having an amnesty discussion at all? Because the Dreamers came here without permission. How’d they do that? Strolled across the border. Why didn’t somebody stop them? Because there’s no wall on the border. Why not?
Look, there are only two possibilities. First one, Open Borders. Make the US border with Mexico as wide open like the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin – anybody can enter, thieves, gangsters, terrorists, without limitation. In that case, we shouldn’t bother with formal citizenship: everybody who stands on our soil is a citizen. The dirt will magically transform them from their culture to ours. In fact, why should they have to make the trip at all? Anybody with the spirit and desire to be an American should be able to vote for Democrats and receive welfare checks, regardless of where they in the world they live. No borders.
Second option, some people get in, but others do not. It doesn’t matter who does not, the fact some people are not allowed in brings up the most urgent question: how will you keep them out?
The Wall is too expensive? Fine, what’s your alternative proposal to keep them out? Electronic countermeasures, virtual wall, drones? Didn’t work to keep out the 3 million we’re going to amnesty – how will it work to keep out the next 3 million? 30 million? 300 million?
Prohibition without enforcement is functionally equivalent to acceptance. Either we have a border or we don’t. Either we keep undesirables out or we don’t. –
I think we ought to build The Wall to keep out undesirables. 65 other nations around the world agree with me. If you’ve got a better idea, let’s hear it. We’ve got about a week to decide before amnesty is given and the cycle starts all over again.
It is, to coin a phrase, a time for choosing. Is this a sovereign nation with a culture worth preserving, or not?