People’s Cube turns off sarcasm for 7 minutes
The czar over at the indispensable People’s Cube, Comrade Oleg Atbashian, has turned the sarcasm off for this spot on take on the suicide of the west through its open borders policies. It’s 7 minutes and is a must view.
Tilting at the local fish wrap windmill
The Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette has picked up an unending drum beat supporting all forms of immigration. It was a target rich environment, but Lex picked a letter by Mary Musson to respond to. Ms. Musson’s letter can be found here. Scroll down to the second letter.
Re Mary Musson’s letter of Apr 9, 2017
Mary Musson’s emotional appeal to normalize illegal immigration because all of the illegal aliens she employed were “hard-working and honest employees” assumes that her experience with illegal aliens must also be true for everyone else.
It is sophistry to refer to people breaking the law as “honest.” If you prefer statistics to logic, consider this: In 2009 DHS identified 221,000 non-citizens in the nation’s jails or between 11 to 15 percent of the total jail population while non-citizens comprised only 8.6 percent of the nation’s total adult population. In 2014 61% - more than 100,000 - of federal arrests were of non-U.S. citizens. Honest?
I know nothing of Ms. Musson’s spiritual underpinnings, but I find her appeal to Christianity to support her argument wanting. The laws of the US are enacted by a duly elected congress as constrained by the US Constitution. By the Constitution, laws are not subject to a “Christianity” test. I wonder what other duly enacted laws of the land Ms. Musson considers to be un-Christian enough to be waived in order for her to appear more virtuous than the rest of us. Taking her argument to the absurd: Why not let otherwise hard-working honest poor people steal food and cars?
Ms. Musson’s notion that America offers a better life for illegal aliens is undeniably true, and that’s the problem. The comfort of the American way of life combined with a generous nationwide welfare program is a nearly irresistible magnet for maybe up to a billion people worldwide. So, for the open borders crowd, how many of that billion or so people should America admit? Now, if you are not willing to allow everyone and anyone who wants to come here do so - you may be un-Christian, but then you’ll need some sort of vetting and entrance policy. That’s called immigration law, and we’re back where we started.