We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Whereas the immigrant senses the fact that millions of people seek northward passage, while almost no American citizen seeks to immigrate southward — wealthy retirees excluded — the ethnic industry apparently does not. The advocates of illegal immigration almost never explain why there is illegal immigration in the first place. Instead, their politics assumes resentments and claims against the majority culture and politics of the United States. Given that incoherence, it is no wonder that the majority of Americans oppose illegal immigration and the assorted amnesties that are offered as its remedies.
The incoherent message of far too many open-borders advocates distills down to little more than this: “Millions have fled Mexico to America — historically an insensitive, racist and unfair place. Yet it nonetheless must extend amnesty to millions of Mexican nationals who prefer the morally suspect United States over their native Latino culture in Mexico.”
What the immigration debate is not about is ensuring that illegal immigration ends and that legal immigration becomes liberal, meritocratic, and ethnically blind.
Remember that, and all the absurd rhetoric of the upcoming 2014 debate will make sense.
Most illegal aliens vote for Democrats, even after they are citizens and can legally vote they vote for Democrats. And THAT is the only reason we allow illegal immigration.
Most/all immigration is a tax on citizens. Education, welfare, health care, infrastructure expansion is paid by all (citizens/tax payers) but most of it is driven by immigrants. Do we "need" immigrants? We probaby did once but certainly not now that we have 330,000,000 people and cannot afford to take care of our own. With unemployment at record highs we are seriously considering allowng massive immigration of uneducated, poor English speaking people who have much higher likelyhood of committing crimes and mayhem then native norn citizens. Why? After this next amnesty that is supposed to fix the problem, gives citizenship to 10-20 million people how many will the next amnesty need to forgive their lawlessness to "fix" the problem? At what point do we totally lose control and we are overrun and destroyed? It is my opinion that this is our last chance to turn the tide but I don't see any of our politicians willing to take a stand. How much will your taxes go up to support 10-20 million new welfare recipients and cargo culters?