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There is only one solution
http://www.globegazette.com/articles/2004/12/15/opinion/doc41c109c4cef82521931018.txt ^

Posted on 12/19/2004 6:05:18 PM PST by Ellesu

Which side one takes in the great debate over illegal immigration policy is a matter of values.

Do you treasure a strong, independent United States of America as the beacon of freedom in the world?

Are you proud to live in a nation where personal liberty and free choice led to the creation of the highest standard of living and the best medical care in history?

Do you believe in the free enterprise system? Do you believe in the rule of law, based on the Constitution, as the only way to protect natural rights? Do you believe that the United States is unique to any other nation or system on earth?

If you hold these ideals as truth, then there is only one solution to illegal immigration: it must be stopped. For none of these tools necessary for a happy, prosperous life can be preserved if the nation erases its borders and ignores its very foundation.

The most commonly used phrase of the day to justify allowing illegals to stay here is that "this is a nation of immigrants."

That contention is wrong on two counts: this nation was created by settlers who came here to forge a new nation out of raw land; and policy makers are confusing the issue, mixing legals and illegals in the same argument.

There is a vast difference between those who make the decision to come here by asking permission and undergoing the difficult task of becoming a legal American. ... There can be no comparison between these immigrants and those who sneak into the nation illegally.

What incentive does anyone have to take the legal route when the nation just decides to give up and grant the illegals amnesty?


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: immigration

1 posted on 12/19/2004 6:05:19 PM PST by Ellesu
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To: Ellesu

bump


2 posted on 12/19/2004 6:11:49 PM PST by blackeagle
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To: Ellesu

'bot DEFCON 2 is now in force: Fresh Immigration Thread.


3 posted on 12/19/2004 6:14:49 PM PST by sarah_f (Know Islam, Know Terror.)
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To: sarah_f

Only one solution? Buy low, sell high.


4 posted on 12/19/2004 6:18:21 PM PST by Temple Owl (19064)
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To: Ellesu
There is only one solution

Which side one takes in the great debate over illegal immigration policy is a matter of values.

Do you treasure life?

Are you prepared to live in a country where old people are discarded... and strongly encouraged to euthanize themselves to "get out of the way?"

Are you prepared to live in a country where children are deprived, because their parents can't afford both them and the support of the elderly?

In 1930, there were 40 workers per retiree. By 1950, that had shrunk to 16 workers per retiree. In 20 years, it will be just two workers per retiree.

That's quite a resource drain on a couple trying to raise children.

10,000 illegal immigrants are entering the United States every day. If that keeps up for 20 years, it will barely be enough to keep the ratio of workers to retirees at what it is today.

Euthanasia for the old? Or immigration?

Really, there is only one solution.


5 posted on 12/19/2004 6:21:42 PM PST by Nick Danger (Want some wood?)
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To: Nick Danger

Of course if we hadn't aborted 40 million American citizens in the last 30 years we wouldn't need to face your choice.

What kind of a society kills 40 million of its own and replaces them with immigrants?


6 posted on 12/19/2004 6:24:43 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Happy December 19th, Impeachment Day)
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To: dubyaismypresident

Too late now to worry about it. Let's not compund the Culture of Death by euthanizing the old as fast as we killed off the young.


7 posted on 12/19/2004 6:28:29 PM PST by Nick Danger (Want some wood?)
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To: Ellesu
If you hold these ideals as truth, then there is only one solution to illegal immigration: it must be stopped.

Well, just damn. Here we've been all in an uproar over what to do, and there's the solution, all how-do-you-do! Now, all we have to do is apply that to murder: "It must be stopped!" Rape: "It must be stopped!". Overtime parking: "It must be stopped!". There, I feel better.

I'm calling the President....

8 posted on 12/19/2004 6:29:13 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ( 2004, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Nick Danger
Kind of completes the circle

(/gallows humor)

9 posted on 12/19/2004 6:32:55 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Happy December 19th, Impeachment Day)
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To: Ellesu

BTT



The Illegal-Alien Crime Wave

Police commanders may not want to discuss, much less respond to, the illegal-alien crisis, but its magnitude for law enforcement is startling. Some examples:

• In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide (which total 1,200 to 1,500) target illegal aliens. Up to two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants (17,000) are for illegal aliens.

• A confidential California Department of Justice study reported in 1995 that 60 percent of the 20,000-strong 18th Street Gang in southern California is illegal; police officers say the proportion is actually much greater. The bloody gang collaborates with the Mexican Mafia, the dominant force in California prisons, on complex drug-distribution schemes, extortion, and drive-by assassinations, and commits an assault or robbery every day in L.A. County. The gang has grown dramatically over the last two decades by recruiting recently arrived youngsters, most of them illegal, from Central America and Mexico.

• The leadership of the Columbia Lil’ Cycos gang, which uses murder and racketeering to control the drug market around L.A.’s MacArthur Park, was about 60 percent illegal in 2002, says former assistant U.S. attorney Luis Li. Francisco Martinez, a Mexican Mafia member and an illegal alien, controlled the gang from prison, while serving time for felonious reentry following deportation.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1304362/posts?q=1&&page=451
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http://www.immigrationshumancost.org/text/crimevictims.html


10 posted on 12/20/2004 11:23:10 AM PST by JustAnotherSavage ("As frightening as terrorism is, it's the weapon of losers." P.J. O'Rourke)
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