Open-borders radicalism means never having to apologize for absurd self-contradiction.The Illegal Immigrant Problem is of our own making, but not in the way most folks, and certainly most Enforcement Only types, think.
The way illegal alien students on college campuses across the country tell it, America is a cruel, selfish and racist nation that has never given them or their families a break. Yet despite their bottomless grievances, they're not going anywhere.
And despite their gripes about being forced "into the shadows," they've been out in the open protesting at media-driven hunger strikes and flooding the airwaves demanding passage of the so-called DREAM Act. This bailout plan would benefit an estimated 2.1 million illegal aliens at an estimated cost of up to $20 billion.
When it comes to the mess we call Illegal Immigration we have only two choices:
1. Change the immigration law to give these people some sort of relief OR
2. Not change the law and have things continue as they are, which is a total dog's breakfast of an immigration law that cannot really be enforced because of the huge numbers involved.
There is no option 3. Option 3 is "boxcars to the borders", "round them all up and throw them out," i.e., do to the EEEELEEEGULS what we did to the Japanese. Or what the Romans did to the Israelites. Or...well, let's not Godwinize ourselves, but you KNOW what is other historical parallel we have in mind here.
And NOBODY in politics--not even our beloved Sarah Palin--is going to choose Option 3. Nobody. Get over it, deal with it. It is the way that it is.
Why? Why are therre 12 to 25 million people in this country EEEEELEGULLY?
Because between 1973 and 1992, we aborted something on the order of 30 to 35 million children.
That is 30 to 35 million workers who SHOULD have been born and would be over 18 now--who the system ASSUMED WOULD BE BORN--and were not and who would be alive today but are not. The EEELEGULS are here to replace the ones who we killed. And their presence and the taxes that THEY DO PAY, and they DO PAY taxes, particularly Social Security taxes, keep our system from collapsing.
And anybody who ever got an abortion already got THEIR amnesty.
Finally, I understand why Ms. Malkin is purple with rage about these people--it's simple resentment. Filipinos have a terribly hard and long wait to become lawful US residents, sometimes as long as 25 years. Why should we grant amnesty to Mexicans while lawful Filipinos have to wait? Her resentment is palpable.
To her I can only cite the Parable of the Workers of the Vinyard, Matthew 20:1-16. In that parable, workers who worked all day get one denarius; workers hired at noon get one denarius; workers hired at 5:00 PM get one denarius. When the workers who worked all day complained, the boss said, "You GOT your denarius and you worked the contract; what I pay these others is not your concern; it's my money and I can do what I want."
So here. Americans and Green Card holders (Lawful Permanent Residents) who had to stand in line and did it the right way? Good on them. But they got their denarius. They have no complaint whatsoever if we give a denarius to others in a different way. And as for the ones still waiting in line back in the Old Country? This resolution won't make THEIR line any shorter, but it won't make it any longer either. Besides, they AREN'T here yet and they, frankly, get no say.
I know that a lot of people are gonna scream when they read this. "Round them up!" "Throw them out!" To which I reply: "Never, ever, gonna happen. Your choice is fix it or live with it."
Run them out is NEVER gonna happen. Ever. And that's the truth, and you all know it.
PS I'm not an open borders advocate in the least.
You wanna seal the borders and Stop Them From Coming? Fine. Do that. Just be prepared for the consequences, and start having more babies.
But the EEELEGULS who are already here can't be and won't be rousted like the Romans did Israel or other powers I won't mention did in this past century.