Yep, that about sums it up for me.
There's an argument against ILLEGAL immigration that sounds a lot like this..."It's too hard and big, we can't fix it so you better just get used to lower wages, higher crime rates, Oh! and you better learn Spanish. (note to the Moonbats who are unaware of the dictionary definition of the word racist, these are actual statements made to me in person and on this blog by supporters of illegal immigration, so if you want to call anybody a racist you know where to go) (and yes that's a double entendre)
Is this true? Should we give up because the problem is to hard to solve? This is actually the #1 argument I hear, close runners up include; alleged social justice issues, alleged racism, alleged "globalization" issues and finally, IQ's hovering at room temperature!
Right this minute this nation is guarding the borders of several countries including; Afghanistan, South korea, Germany, Iraq among others and at tremendous expense, yet, we are told it would be prohibitively expensive to control our OWN border?
Illegal aliens have overrun our cities, yet we are told that the sight of illegal aliens being rounded up and deported on national TV would be too traumatizing. To whom exactly? The reporters? I would not be traumatized, nor my lovely wife, and I could continue naming names for a couple of hours easy, yet, it would be too traumatizing we are told in the sonorous dulcet tones of a soap opera doctor delivering a scripted diagnosis of cancer.
Have we as Americans lost our collective spine? Do we even have a collective spine anymore?
I think we used to, did you know there was a massive round-up and deportation of ILLEGAL aliens in the the fifties?
It’s not as though it hasn’t been done before. In 1954, during the Eisenhower Administration, INS Commissioner Gen. Joseph May Swing instituted a mass search-and-removal operation targeting illegal aliens from Mexico scattered throughout the Southwest and Midwest. It coordinated the efforts of the U.S. Border Patrol, municipal, county, state and local police forces, along with the military. The coordinated and strategic use of resources and manpower soon produced positive results. In Texas, the nation’s second-largest state, the government needed only around 700 men to do the job, netting approximately 4,800 deportees on its first day and 1,100 daily thereafter. Deportees were shipped back to Mexico via rail and ship, often deep into the interior of the country to discourage recidivism. When funding for the initiative ran out that fall, the INS claimed some 2.1 million removals, including those who voluntarily returned to Mexico before and during the operation. Following the 1954 effort, illegal immigration dwindled until the mid-1960s. Source
Unfortunately this appears to be a bi-partisan issue, but for differing reasons. On the Right, they primarily claim expense as the over-riding excuse regarding why we couldn't possibly remove all the illegal aliens. They know we could, they just don't want to because they be lovin' the slaves.
On the left though what I see is a rather typical fatalism. I suppose if you don't much like this country and regard America as the source of all evil in the world it becomes difficult to anything in her defense. Don't get me wrong, I'm not necessarily talking about Democrats here, I am very specifically targeting leftists, though they may often have the (D) on their voter's card, I would disagree with that designation.
Much like, "though I question every single thing America does at all times at the top of my lungs and would consider saying something good about this horrible monster of a behemoth fascist empire worse than having my entrails removed with a hot poker and fed to me with a nice brie, some chips and a fruity Merlot, don't you dare question my patriotism!"
Why do we even listen to and treat seriously the arguments of those who wish to harm this country? I'm honestly curious about this because it makes not a lick of sense to me. These folks have proven over and over that they loathe this country with a burning insatiable hatred, yet, when they open their slave lovin' holes we all "ooh" and "ahh" like some idjits craning our necks to watch the pretty fireworks.
I just want to say, I know plenty of patriotic (mostly) Democrats :P, but that's not what we're talking about here. What we're talking about is letting the crazy folk take over the asylum and how do we stop it?
I'm open to suggestions.