You can speculate over the notion that so many legislators over the decades proposed and passed immigration laws that they never intended to see enforced. You can speculate over the intentions of said legislators, whether or not they’re evil or just retarded, or some combination of both, or whether they should be tarred and feathered or simply stripped of their citizenship and deported to Cuba. There are some things regarding illegal immigration however, that I believe are not arguable (though I know well that most readers will argue passionately all the same. You shouldn’t bother on my behalf, as I’ve heard it all before, more times than I can count).
One assertion at a time;
“They’re takin’ our jobs, Man.” Uh,.. no. First, you don’t own your job. Your employer, and to some extent your employer’s customers, own your job. Illegals are coming here, some of them, to work for below minimum wage. They wouldn’t do it if they didn’t consider it an improvement over their previous situation. American citizens also work for below minimum wage, under the table so to speak. Immigration status is not the issue in this case. Minimum wage and income deduction laws are the issue. Government has no business getting between a worker and a prospective employer. Peaceable, voluntary exchange is not a crime, since no one’s rights are being violated. Repeal minimum wage laws and the sixteenth amendment, eliminate 95% of the IRS, and that government-manufactured problem goes away overnight. Instate a fixed 5 to 8% national sales tax and all the legitimate functions of government will be more than paid for, given the massive increase in GDP that will soon follow, plus we’ll save billions of dollars, and countless productivity hours, on tax preparation.
“They’re using up government services, breaking the bank of local governments, Man…” That’s a case of socialist services being used as a magnet to attract freeloaders and deadbeats (more socialists). American citizens take advantage of the same goodies– more slowly perhaps, but with the same results eventually. Immigration status is not the issue in this case. The socialist goodie spigot racket is the issue. If people are not being attracted by the socialists’ confiscated goodies, they’ll only come here for the right reasons, and in that case the more immigration the better. More people equals more productivity, not less resources. Turn off the spigot completely, remove the pump, dig up the plumbing, dynamite the well, and that problem goes away literally overnight.
“They’re comin’ here to sell drugs, Man, and that results in violence, Dude…” (sigh) Did we learn absolutely nothing from alcohol Prohibition? Seriously? Prohibition’s primary legacy is the empowerment and enrichment of international organized crime. Its secondary legacy is the encroachment and entrenchment of official government corruption. Together, those two inevitable results are vastly worse than the actual drugs’ effects on society. Government has no business telling any emancipated adult what they may or may not put into their bodies on their own property. No rights violation, no crime. That’s the proper test. Eliminate all vice laws and that whole set of problems goes away almost overnight, plus we save billions and billions on drug enforcement and the corrupt sons-a-bitches in government will have to resort to more conventional crime.
Immigration is tedious and takes a long time, so it’s much easier to jump the border. Simplify the process, which will be easy after the above steps are taken, and that problem goes away overnight.
Take those simple steps, and we can all get on with howling over some other man-made/government-created problems we’re unwilling to face honestly or with courage, or compassion, or tolerance.
Is all that too “extreme” for you? Can’t handle the nation’s founding principles? OK then, this manufactured problem will persist and grow and become far more expensive, which is of course the intention, and it is just one of countless examples of how, as I put it some fifteen years ago; every little bit of socialism requires just a little bit more. Just a little. Hope you like crap.