Skip to comments.Feinstein Calls Illegals Good 'Citizens', Lou Lets Loose
Posted on 03/28/2006 5:20:43 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
by Mark Finkelstein
March 28, 2006
In all its cacophony and moments of absurdity, this morning's Today show segment on immigration was a supremely edifying example of the confusion, high emotion and complexity of the immigration debate. Matters reached their Alice-in-Wonderland apotheosis when Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California was shown in a Senate committee arguing that illegal immigrants are good . . . 'citizens.' Said Feinstein:
"They pay taxes, their children are Americans, they go to schools, they're good citizens and they're needed."
This was in line with the fait accompli argument advanced by La Raza representative Janet Murguia. She referred to what she estimated as the 11-12 million illegal aliens in the country as "people are working in backbreaking work that nobody else wants to do in this country. We need to . . . understand that they are already part of this country."
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Today Show/NewsBusters illegals-are-citizens ping.
I actually heard one of the idiots on Cavuto's show yesterday say "Why should an American citizen have any more right to a job than an illegal alien?"
It's Not Xenophobia, It's Xenonausea--It is not Xenophobia. It is Xenonausea. People are sick of having the whole world shoved down their throats at once and being told it tastes like ice cream. They are sick of every street corner and parking lot being filled with criminal aliens waiting to work off the books and outside the laws that are applied so enthusiastically to actual Americans. They are sick of pressing 1 for English. They are sick of being at war with foreign terrorists and simultaneously being economically and demographically bound more tightly to the nations producing these terrorists. They are sick of being told that the world is global or flat or smaller or at their doorstep or all coming for dinner on Tuesday
That's a good one, but I'm still sticking with Feinstein's 'illegals-are-citizens' for my Absurd Line 'o the Week ;-)
"That's when Dobbs got off perhaps his best line of the morning. "The National Council of La Raza is talking about race? La Raza - what does that mean? It means 'the race'!"
This is exactly what I kept hearing over and over yesterday. Illegal aliens are all the second coming of the Cleaver family. The bunch thay are occupying 30% of our jail cells must have gotten then by some terrible misunderstanding then, right?
Since illegals are such pillars of the community, perhaps we should rethink our entire approach to illegal behavior. After all, what does a bank-robber do with the money he has stolen? That's correct--he spends it. That means he pays sales tax on the items he buys, and that money is ultimately used to build schools--for the children. Therefore, we should decriminalize bank robbery, along with extortion, kidnapping, and murder-for-hire. For the children.
He's actually right about that. Too many American citizens need to be reminded that there is NO SUCH THING as a right to a job. So in fact, they have no more right to a job than illegal aliens do.
The right to vote, OTOH is something else entirely.
I am for free trade, but I also am for national security first, and it was clear that to these people there was no such thing as securing our borders! The philosophy guy said he believed in the Declaration, but not the Constitution, which was just "a compromise."
Oh really? Later in discussing what rights Americans had, he invoked the Constitution, at which point I blew him out of the water by saying he couldn't use that---he had already claimed it was of no value!!
These pro-illegal Republicans and radical free-trade Libertarians must be weeded out for the GOP to have any chance of again becoming THE party of liberty and national security . . . and yes, they do go together.
Not EVERY illegal comes here to work. That's a load of crap.
Makes one wonder if the California coast and all its denizens can be given away to a benevolent, but stern, Mexican government eh?!
See, maybe there's a silver lining in there somewhere.
Britian, in the 1850s, had complete free trade . . . and completely secure borders. You CAN DO BOTH. It was called, "The Royal Navy" and the British Army. In fact, much like George Bush's foreign policy (but not immigration non-policy), the British "extended forward" and used pre-emptive attacks.
It's all about globalism. Fox is saying the same things to Canada as he's saying to us.
Imagine the futre of America when we become a mixture of Canadian socialism and Mexican feudalism.
This LITERALLY reads like Trilateral Commission.
And they don't all come to work on the farms. Here in Michigan I've worked in a couple of factories where illegal aliens were working.