Skip to comments.Now What? What is our moral and legal obligation to these children being used as political pawns?
Posted on 07/11/2014 8:04:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
What do we do about this massive flood of people entering the United States illegally? Like many, I am turning this question over in my mind as I witness the lawless chaos that is unfolding at the border, and beyond.
We have legal channels for people to immigrate to America. Were not operating in a vacuum. There is no reason for those in power to ignore our immigration laws. Unless, of course, you want to fundamentally transform America.
When the rule of law is not enforced, where does that leave us?
Congressman Louie Gohmert has reminded us that another result of the progressive embrace of illegals swarming our country is that it will go a long way toward turning Texas (and all of America) blue.
So what do we do?
As to illegals flooding our border, many say, send them back.
Sounds good. How exactly does that work, for example, with an unaccompanied 6-year-old? Do you ask him for his address? Then what? Put him on a plane destined for the nearest city to the address he gave?
The fate of thousands upon thousands of abandoned children is in our hands. They were abandoned in their country of origin, but now they are here. What is our moral and legal obligation to these children who are being used as political pawns?
As for the adults, families, and who knows how many dangerous characters that have leaked across our southern border, it is sheer madness to put them on buses and planes and sprinkle them throughout the United States. And anybody who defends this by saying they have been given dates to show up in court to review their case is simply insane.
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That's a typical rhetorical trick, to start with the most extreme example.
Instead, you should start with the most typical and easy examples, in this case, the teen-age illegal immigrants, who appear to be the great majority. Kick their a**es out immediately.
Then we can worry about the 6-year-olds.
Liberals: Users and Abusers.
My obligation to any illegal alien is zero.
Their home governments have constituted authorities whose job it is to deal with stuff like this. Return them to San Salvador International Airport and let the Salvadorans sort it out. They are a sovereign nation. They can take care of this themselves.
send back to country of origin for help in tracing birth family. they came from some family down there. so send them back down there and start from there
have Guatemala and Honduras no national pride whatsoever in their culture and in these families?
Safe and sound,as I said.
This devious plan by Obama to use innocent children as the front line of invaders to destroy America is genius. Pure genius. Cloward, Piven and Alinsky would be so proud.
To use children as props is immoral. Even though demonrats have no morals, they do know this puts weaker conservatives in a moral dilemma.
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We have no particular obligation to these children as a nation. Individuals can feel compelled to help but they can’t MAKE us as a nation take up this cause. Let Hollywood throw a telethon :-)
Easy. You just DON’T LET THEM IN.
RE: Let Hollywood throw a telethon :-)
George Harrison organized a concert for Bangladesh.
I suggest Bruce Springsteen organize a concert for Central America :)
Castro emptied his prisons and mental hospitals in the late 1970's.Guatemala,etc are emptying their slums and mental hospitals (and maybe their prisons too).
We need to make sure they’re safe, fed, sheltered - AND returned to their parents as quickly as possible.
RE: Have Guatemala and Honduras no national pride whatsoever in their culture and in these families?
I think the answer is NO. So, what then?
Send em all back —
I feel a deeper obligation to those back in Honduras waiting in line to come here.
“Sounds good. How exactly does that work, for example, with an unaccompanied 6-year-old?”
Not criticizing the article, but this so chaps my hide. It’s national vandalism.
The cause of this is the implied amnesty offered by 0bama. I don’t think too many disagree with this. There have always been illegals and economic emigrees from poorer nations here, I get that. There were not floods of tens and hundreds of thousands of illegals all swarming to the border over 2-3-4 month periods.
BUT TO FIX THIS we have to wring our hands and guilt ourselves as to how cruel we are or how altruistic and understanding we are. And we have to house them and we have to feed them and we have to de-louse them and inoculate them and lawyer them for their deport/non-deport hearings then we have to track them and have to transport them all over the place and then school them. And we have to massively expand DHS and we have to upgrade our security because we don’t know crap about how many of these people might be Islamic malcontents or terrorists wishing to do us harm. We have to ask “how exactly does this work” and undoubtedly spend millions for consultants and studies and every sort of government grift imaginable. Not to mention the load they will impose upon hospitals and welfare programs. Then we have to go get their parents or if they are parents we have to go get their kids, or, for those who get deported, we have to pay to deport them.
We are the negative beneficiary, the victims of this grandiosity of the part of a runaway government but when WE claim victimhood, we’re racist haters.
It’s vandalism. A delinquent with a $2.99 can of spray paint trashes your garage door and you get stuck spending a grand replacing or fixing it.
The decline into the depths of national insanity continues.
We need to break the “children” narrative.
Most of these Illegals will go home on their own once they find out they sold their soul to the Devil
“Guatemala, etc are emptying their slums and mental hospitals...”
Dumping exotic third world diseases on us too, in addition to common diseases.