Monday, May 24, 2010
Upon reading S.B.1070, there is no encouragement, implied or otherwise, to racially profile anyone. That is a paranoid delusion, another piece of misinformation used by the insane supporters of blanket amnesty and open borders for these criminals who invade our country. Legal immigration and assimilation into the "Great Melting Pot" of America is welcome.
Being proud of your heritage is one thing. Immigrating to America to become a part of it, to share its freedom and prosperity, is what brought us all here in the first place. But since the American Revolution, we have had immigration laws to limit and control who and how many come here. Like it or not, the entire planet cannot live here.
If you get stopped by the police, you are asked for your license and insurance. If you cash a check, or use a credit card, or rent a car, hotel room, buy a plane ticket, you are asked to prove your identity. Do we make exceptions for Hispanics, for fear of "profiling", or should all citizens be required to comply with the law?
Since 1965, any non-citizen who is legally in the US is required to carry identification to that effect. The only people who should worry about S.B.1070 are illegal immigrants. The biggest problem with the immigration issue is that Washington uses Hispanics, legal and illegal, as political pawns.
What I have a huge problem with is this: why should the United States be the only country in the world that is not allowed, because of political correctness, to secure its borders and protect its citizens? There is no place on this earth where you can just waltz through border checkpoints without showing a passport or some sort of ID - except between Mexico and the US. The reason? An unholy alignment between business and government.
The Mexican government protests any closing of their northern border for two reasons. Their economy depends on billions of dollars in remittances, sent from Mexicans from the US. Additionally, by exporting its workforce, the Mexican government does not have to deal with millions of poor who would other wise drain its resources for food, medicine, and education.
The US government pretends to take a tough stand on illegal immigration, but in reality turns a blind eye for two reasons. By allowing lower than minimum wages, the exported Mexican work force keeps prices of agricultural products low. And by sharing in the cradle-to-grave entitlements this country offers, the politicians hope to add to their base, creating an entire new generation of voters from these "unregistered Democrats."
How could identifying an Hispanic illegal alien along the Mexican border be deemed racist? Oh, yeah - he's Hispanic, and that means racism. For the record, what would the odds be of a non-Hispanic illegal alien crossing our southern border? Forget racial profiling and apply some common sense. It would be damn near impossible to catch an illegal immigrant in Arizona if being politically correct means you're only allowed to look for white folks.
After all, if a 6 foot tall, bald headed black man, weighing 200 pounds, robs a bank at gunpoint while wearing blue jeans and an Obama T-shirt, you can bet your ass that police are looking for a black male, six foot, 200 pounds, bald head, wearing blue jeans and an Obama T-shirt, last seen running down the street, waving a gun and carrying a cloth bag with a large dollar sign on it. Is this "profiling" or is it simply good police work?
Some say "that's the whole point - Arizona police will only be looking for Hispanics!" Wrong. The law applies to all races so anyone, of any race, who is caught entering this country illegally is subject to arrest and deportation. Perhaps if Hispanic people from Mexico and Central America would stop sneaking into our country illegally, we could stop looking for Hispanic people sneaking into our country illegally.