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Last week, comedian Stephen Colbert’s testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration was roundly criticized by the media and politicians of all political stripes as a joke. However, as it turned out, the joke was on Congress itself.
Colbert, a faux right-wing Republican commentator, was brought in by Chairman Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., to ridicule her GOP colleagues and offer a little “star power” to the Democrats’ effort to pass an amnesty bill and get more desperate, illiterate Mexican workers into the country, legally. These workers, who cannot speak English, then would be dependent on the left-wing Spanish-language media that, come election time, can be expected to herd them into voting booths to, surprise, surprise, elect more Democrats.
Democrats eventually will help these illiterate berry-pickers graduate from picking fruit to becoming illiterate citizens. Then, they can then retire on the government’s welfare plantation. What a life!
However, it’s not quite the heaven they envisioned when they crossed the border into the land of the free and the home of the brave. No, once they escape the hell of the fields, they will not land in heaven, but in dependent purgatory where they will remain trapped forever somewhere between the poverty of Mexico and the affluence available to immigrants who come here through traditional channels.
While the GOP members of the committee were not amused with Colbert’s appearance, it was the Democrat majority that was left speechless. Colbert, drawing on his vast (less than one-day) experience as a farm worker, said, “It (the work) is really, really hard (revelation). … It turns out … most soil is at ground level. If we can put a man on the moon, why can’t we make the earth waist-high? Come on! Where is the funding?
“I’m not a fan of Congress doing anything (the view of the Right) but I’ve got to ask why isn’t the government doing anything?” (The Left feels they must solve all problems great and small.)
With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Colbert continued, “Maybe this ag-jobs bill would help (another revelation), I don’t know? Like most members of Congress, I haven’t read it.” (This was an unwelcome reminder of Speaker Pelosi’s embarrassing remark on the health-care overall: “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it.”)
Colbert went on: “But, maybe we could offer more visas to the immigrants who, let’s face it, will probably be doing these jobs anyway. (We aren’t enforcing the law and we are not about to enforce the law.) And this improved legal status might allow immigrants recourse if they are abused.”
Colbert was as funny and he was brutally honest. However, he has the mindset of any liberal whose head has turned so far to the left that the head and the mind become locked in place. As a result, one can no longer think for oneself.
The Democrats’ answer is simply to give all of these people visas to come into the country to do this work until they can be rewarded with citizenship and transfer to the government plantation (citizenship purgatory).
The real answer is to enforce the law, make it more expensive to import fruits and vegetables and let the free market work.
Think the welfare rolls are high now? Just wait until the Democrats pass one of these amnesty measures.
However, Colbert sees another problem (tongue still in cheek), “I’m a free-market guy. Normally, I would leave this (labor problems) to the invisible hand of the market, but the invisible hand of the market has already moved more than 84,000 acres of production and more than 22,000 farm jobs to Mexico, and shut down more than a million acres of U.S. farmland due to lack of available labor.”
Of course Colbert envisions a liberal utopia where the government steps in to set wages and regulate working conditions and everyone is happy.
Under this scenario, Colbert expects all those farm producers that now are moving their operations to Mexico will remain locked in place.
Let’s get this straight: We can’t keep Mexican workers from coming into this country illegally, but we can keep agribusinesses from fleeing to Mexico.
That was the real “Ah, ha!” moment in this hearing. Even a liberal like Colbert believes (deep down) that our government can control the border! The truth is out!