Washington loves to pass laws.
Many in this town actually believe they can make life better for Americans by passing laws that neither the legislators nor the citizens ever have a chance to read.
They say, “It’s time to act.” And by that they mean passing legislation, regardless of the consequences – intended or unintended.
Once upon a time, the U.S. Congress wisely passed legislation protecting its borders and establishing limits on immigration. After all, there was a time when practically everyone in the world wanted to come to America.
But those laws were not enforced – purposely for generations.
In the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan was president, Congress promised to put a stop to this madness. There were too many illegal aliens in the country. And those foreigners who applied to enter the country according to the laws of the land were not the only ones victimized by this egregious failure to enforce laws to preserve the American culture, borders and language. Practically all Americans were – except for the super-rich who got cheap labor and could hide in their guarded fortresses from the rising crime rates, the massive influx of drugs into the country, the unlicensed and uninsured drivers, the sociopathic gang wars, the high unemployment rate of American citizens willing to work hard but unable to compete with illegal aliens who would accept much less, the graffiti, the bilingual babble, the higher taxes, the increased government spending and the lowered lifestyle.
Reagan was promised that if he only agreed to a general amnesty for all those who had moved to America illegally, the laws prohibiting more illegal aliens from entering the country would be enforced.
So Reagan signed the amnesty bill.
And, of course, nothing changed. The only law enforced was the forgiveness of those who previously broke the law at the expense of those who obeyed the law – both foreigners wishing to emigrate to America and Americans seeking to return to the country they once knew, a civil nation under the rule of law.
Did we learn anything from this experience?
America is about to make the same mistake all over again.
Today, they call it “comprehensive immigration reform.” But it is nothing but the same old amnesty scam, complete with promises to enforce the immigration and naturalization laws already on the books.
Few in Congress even ask, “Why not start enforcing those immigration and naturalization laws right now – before grating another blanket amnesty for tens of millions who broke the law to come to the U.S.?”
Instead, they seek more promises that things will change in the future – that immigration laws will be aggressively enforced only after amnesty is approved.
Keep in mind, this administration is suing states to prevent them from enforcing laws passed by the federal government. Do you really believe that same federal government is going to change course and begin enforcing laws for which it is actively preventing enforcement now?
Here’s my simple question in response to this madness: “Why should we trust politicians to pass new laws when they steadfastly refuse to enforce the old ones?”
How many times do we have to be confused by this chicanery – an effort to fundamentally transform America by essentially erasing its borders for everyone except law-abiding American citizens?
Illegal immigration costs Americans hundreds of billions of dollars. It results in massive carnage with violence in cities and mayhem on our roads and highways. It costs Americans jobs and their livelihood. It contributes massively to the drug problem.
None of this is an accident. It’s all calculated by people who want to empower themselves at the expense of others. It’s calculated by politicians – now of both parties – who seek to curry favor with constituencies who have no right to vote but vote anyway. It’s tearing the country apart at the seams. It’s driving up health-care costs – which, of course, is also part of the plot to empower government at the expense of the citizenry.
We’ve already run out of money to service those already here within our borders. We’re already $16 trillion in debt. Is anyone evaluating the cost of another amnesty?
Where will this lead?
Inevitably to more civil strife, unrest, divisiveness, a fractured culture, dislocation – maybe even civil war.
That’s what laws are supposed to prevent. But, of course, they must be enforced to prevent mayhem.
Answering unlawfulness by government with more laws by government makes about as much sense as doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results.
They say that’s the definition of insanity.
And that’s exactly what the latest amnesty proposals are – insane.