Thursday, September 15, 2005

Feinstein and Illegal Aliens

So Feinstein just pretty much decided that illegal immigration means NOTHING. To paraphrase her: It's the feds job to keep illegal immigrants out, BUT once they're here, it's our job to make sure they have rights - namely, access to our taxpayer funded education system. WTF?

Once they're here, regardless of what the feds' responsibility is in keeping them out, she feels that they are not criminally responsible themselves. Again, the Democrat mindset that no one is individually responsible. Once they've broken our laws of immigration, it's our job to give them freebies? No, Senator Feinstein. It's not. They DON'T have the right to milk our government of resources simply by virtue of "slipping under the radar". Yes, we feel children should be educated. But is it our responsibility to educate the world as soon as they set foot on our soil, by hook or crook? No.

Her demeanor implies that Roberts, and by extension all conservatives, are inhumane in that they don't care about the plight of those who had the misfortune of being born in a country that gives little or nothing to its citizens, and come here for more opportunity, by restricting their access to our system. She is smug and condescending. Newsflash, Ms. Feinstein. We don't have "bottomless" resources. We have laws and rules and as long as we are extending our resources to those who don't have a right to them, then those who DO have a right will suffer.

And therein lies the problem. Democrats, such as Feinstein, complain bitterly about the state of the economic disparity of our "citizens" without regard to what they're indeed asking. That we support ANYONE who walks through our doors regardless of their ability to care for themselves and not discerning the difference between the rights of "citizens" and the rights of "non-citizens" who just happen to be standing on American soil. Yes, we do care about other people, but we can't solve "everyone's" problems. It would be as if my neighbors moved into my house while I was gone and now I'm responsible for feeding and clothing them until someone else discovers that they broke in. My family, as a result, will have to do without those things they have a right to in order to accomodate aliens in my home. Would Senator Feinstein react favorably to this if it was her home? Well, it IS her home!

America is our home and Americans are our family. FIRST. And to pretend that it doesn't matter is to be dreaming in a utopian world with no resemblance to actuality at all. It's idealism vs. realism. And beating someone over the head with idealistic dreams will not make it come true. At some point we have to decide what's possible and what's not.

I can't help but come to the determination that the Democrat strategy of pushing for illegal aliens' rights to our system; education, voting, welfare and even establishing "sanctuary" cities shows a level of desperation. They have lost the support of so many "natural" citizens of our country, they have nowhere else to turn for enough votes to remain relevant.

Now that I've given this more thought, I think I can clarify my feelings on the education issue for illegal aliens.

There is a right and proper way to enter our country. Through the proper channels, one should get a visa of some sort to be here legally. Yet I think it shouldn't be so hard to get here, too. Especially in a post 9/11 world, we MUST have some sort of system to know who is here and why. This is not being done to the best of our abilities. However, it's unfair to limit visas to "X" number of people and only if they have something extraordinary to offer. This country is not run by extraordinary people in truth. It's run by you and me. People who go to work each day doing mundane things that make the world go 'round. There is a real problem with such a system. We allow those in who have scholarly credentials with little regard for checking out their purpose for being here. We allow engineers in that are really here to study our bridges and buildings so they can determine which is the best way to blow them up. We allow Islamic scholars in and turn a blind eye to what they preach. We give assylum to those who are fearful of their own governments but don't much question why.

Yes, it's true that many people who get here legally and illegally are fine people. They find jobs and become productive citizens. They pay the taxes that give back to the system that gives to them. Many do not though. They sneak in, get jobs that pay under the table and send their money back to their country of origin to their families, untaxed and unburdened. This is not fair. And we must crack down on the businesses that hire them as well as our federal government for letting them in so non-chalantly.

Many come here for nefarious purposes. The MS-13 gang, human traffickers, drug smugglers and the like. They abuse our system and take advantage of our general good nature. Many of these people come here illegally and collect welfare and send their kids to our schools while American citizens go without. They even vote. They make no effort to learn our language or develop job skills. They have no understanding of our laws, yet don't hesitate to use them against us.

My point is that I do understand that children should not be punished for the misdeeds of their parents. But the parents should come here legally through a system we must overhaul or stay in their own countries and send their kids to school there. I'm sorry, but that's how I feel.


At 9/15/2005 02:03:00 PM, Blogger Tawny Buttz said...

Ahaaaaa~ So I didn't misunderstand Dianne Finestein and her rather skewed definition of what constitutes federal responsibility for educating children of illegal immigrants. I agree wholeheartedly with your take on this issue, and it seems to me most people with a working knowledge of the English language would do the same.

At 9/15/2005 02:46:00 PM, Blogger A Person said...

And just so I don't look like a hateful and thoughtless death beast I had to expound further later on.

At 9/16/2005 09:51:00 AM, Anonymous class-factotum said...

Even if they DO "find jobs and become productive citizens," if someone comes here illegally, it's wrong. The ends do not justify the means. They are breaking the law. It is not the responsibility of the US to fix the problems of all the broken countries in the world.

At 9/16/2005 03:27:00 PM, Blogger A Person said...

Yes ma'am!


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