How can I describe my utter disdain for the so called “comprehensive immigration reform” measures now being pressed upon our feckless Congress by a newly invigorated President?
Let me try. These measures:
• Are anathema to the most fundamental principle of our constitutional republic, a principle articulated with eloquent brevity by John Adams; that we are a “nation of laws, not of men.”
• Disabuse vital societal concepts of “law and order” and “crime and punishment.”
• Demean the valiant struggles and valued contributions of those many millions who legally immigrated.
• Mock the very notion of national sovereignty.
• Disparage the sublime privilege that is United States citizenship.
• Capitulate to the race-baiting dogma of the Latino lobby, including the grossly irresponsible Mexican government.
• Leverage the weak resolve of pusillanimous politicians of both parties.
• Cater to the chimera held by Republican politicians that supporting these measures will garner Latino votes.
• Relegate to tangential import what should be the imperative to stop further illegal immigration.
• Undermine, if not demoralize, the dedicated efforts of border control agents.
• Weaken national security.
• Threaten further destabilization of our already fragile economy.
• Increase the scarcity of American jobs for bona fide citizens.
• Passively reward brokers and employers of illegals for their crimes.
As a child of immigrants, I can’t help but feel passionate about this issue, but beyond the passion is my avid patriotism and firm sense of political morality. Despite being a Republican, I was just as vehement in my disagreement with George Bush’s 2007 immigration bill as I am over Barack Obama’s current initiative.
Make no mistake. This is amnesty of monumental proportions. As such, it slaps justice in the face. It is wholly unnecessary and just plain wrong.