Thursday, September 02, 2010

Not Illegal, Just Unauthorized

That is how the Pew Research characterizes illegal aliens. No doubt the Obama administration will take these numbers as an affirmation that thier immigration policies are the correct ones and tout them to the high heavens while ignoring thee real reason people ain't all that eager to come to America anymore.
The annual inflow of unauthorized immigrants to the United States was nearly two-thirds smaller in the March 2007 to March 2009 period than it had been from March 2000 to March 2005, according to new estimates by the Pew Hispanic Center.

What would make a person given a choice between living with the drug war violence in Mexico and pursuing what we used to call the American Dream decide to stick with the drug warlords? There is no more American Dream. If you work hard to succeed Barry wants to take it away from you to make it fair. If you are in a position to put others to work to pursue their dream they want to crush you with all sorts of mandates, taxes, and regulations to ensure that the only ones who have a job are lawyers who can sort through the crap only to wind up telling you you are better off shuttering the windows and locking the doors and walking away while you can.

Unless the Republicans start stepping up the talk of undoing all of these misguided programs being imposed on us by this administration they are going to lose their momentum in the upcoming election. I have no doubt the Americans are going to put Republicans back in power for no other reason then to try and put roadblock to all the schemes of the very far left wing of the Democrats who have seized power, but if they don't start talking about undoing the damage, not merely trying to mitigate it, then in 2012 they could very well see their fortunes go sour.

I have been a strong anti-incumbent guy this election cycle because I firmly believe that the entrenched political elites on both sides have grown too accustomed to the lifestyle they enjoy inside the Beltway and I feel fresh blood is what is needed. Too many of our elected officials still revel in the glory of the Greatest Generation, and while that is laudable, it is time to come to the 21st century and start basing policy on the realities of this time in history rather then dwelling on what happened 70 years ago. That means Social Security can no longer be off limits. The average working person doesn't believe it will be around for them anyway.

Gee I sort of got off on a rant didn't I? It is just when I see the American Dream being destroyed I take it personally. I have worked damned hard since I was about 13 years old and had a paper route, yeah remember them, until today, all with the intent to make life for my children better and to create the opportunities for them and leave it up to them what they do with those opportunities. The current mindset seems to be to put you in a box, convince you that the government knows best so put away your silly dreams and accept all your subsistence from those who know better. Step out of the box, achieve too much and they will squash you. You are no longer responsible for your success or failure, the government will decide what is fair for you and you will accept it and live with it. Or die with it depending on what some bureaucrat decides is best.

Just so you don't think I am trying to make the case for illegal immigrants I ain't. I am just trying to make the point that people no longer are motivated to come to this country to try and improve their station in life. You want to come to this country fine and dandy. Sign the guest book and obey the laws. I would be curious if Pew also saw a decline in legal immigration.
Heckuva a job Barry.

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