After Listening to Rep. Renee Ellmers’, a TEA Party candidate when she Won her Seat, go above and beyond to defend Amnesty for Illegal Aliens it caused me to think a little bit more about this issue and a much, much Larger One.
First, The push back Ellmers received should be a wake-up call for all those who courted, and received, TEA Party support when winning their seats.
Just because you ran and won as a TEA Party Candidate does Not Mean You Get a Pass when it comes to representing those who voted for you. This is a NEW DAY in politics. You should expect to be Held Accountable for your Actions once in office. I realize this concept is completely foreign to the modern political class, but how did Nancy Pelosi put it? Oh, right… “Embrace the Suck”.
It is long past due to put “Representative” back into Representative Republic. And that Folks is Why the TEA Party is Hated by every Democrat and 80% of the Current Republican Party.
Second, I have tapped about this in the past. Le Gran Mentira goes a long way to explain our Relationship with Mexico as well as Is Mexico Responsible for Anything?.
So I’ll leave that alone and you can read those by clicking on the links… if you care.
But there seems to be some Additional Confusion being suffered by those Republicans who are currently supporting Amnesty… or whatever name they are giving it so they can avoid calling it what it is.
It is no secret that the various Chambers of Commerce nationwide tend to represent Small and Medium Business’. And, it should go without saying that they are logically “pro-business”. At least one would Hope unless something has Changed.
So one might ask, Why when unemployment is Extremely High (gaming of the unemployment numbers can’t even provide a good rate at this point) would the various Chamber’s want to import 20 Million New Workers into the U.S and hand them Citizenship with all its commiserate rights?
Well here’s why…
These Business Owners live under the illusion that a large immigrant population here “legally” will be working for the low wages the illegal workers are working for now.
This leap of logic is beyond comprehension, but that’s what’s driving this push from the Chamber’s, and the Small and Medium Businesses, who support this push.
It’s Ignorance on a Profound level.
(Do you remember in grade school when you had mastered addition? When 2+2=4 became easy? When suddenly your teacher gave you problems that had more than one number in them… so 2+2+9=?… and you thought it was really hard? Too many of us never quite got past that way of thinking and never learned to solve those problems. (It’s 12 by the way. I got the problem from a Common Core math assignment. But don’t worry, You get partial credit for just trying.) Experience has taught me you don’t have to be smart to own a business… this may just be more proof.)
The only result of allowing a huge influx of what can only be considered citizens into the United States is an explosion of Union Members as well as new Leftist Voters. That’s it.
Well, that’s not quite “it”. There will also be an Explosion of new Welfare Recipients…
…which is why as a Libertarian Type I stray from the Doctrine and do Not support Open Borders. The Poison Pill of Entitlement’s for those who do not work or Overburden Society by being rewarded for mortgaging other people’s productivity destroys the opportunity to throw the borders open to all who want to come and go at their leisure. The fact our safety net has become a Day Care prevents us from exploring what would otherwise be a terrific chapter in our history.
Also take into account, We Already have illegals Voting in Elections across the U.S. We already have illegals taking Welfare from this country.
Can we afford to elect More People who will simply accelerate this? Can we afford to support legislation that promotes this because we were never good a math and it just sounds so nice?
Because that’s what we’re doing.
But all of this brings us to a much larger Issue.
If there is any doubt left in your mind that the Establishment Republicans and the Democrats are the same, makeaneffort at reason.
Amnesty: Supported by Democrats. Supported by Establishment Republicans.
IRS Targeting: Supported by Democrats. Becoming clear it is also Supported by Establishment Republicans.
NSA Domestic Spying: Supported by Establishment Republicans. Becoming clear it is also Supported by Democrats… so long as it doesn’t happen to them. Right Diane Feinstein?
Obama Care: Supported by Democrats. Supported by Establishment Republicans. (This Alone should serve as a warning. Obama Care is the single most destructive Legislation we have seen in most of our lifetimes. You can’t “Fix” Stupid. It the ACA is Stupid.)
Spending us into Oblivion: Supported by Democrats. Supported by Establishment Republicans.
Militarizing DHS: Supported by Establishment Republicans. Supported by Democrats.
Government Enforced Wage Rates: Supported by Democrats. Becoming clear they are also Supported by Establishment Republicans.
What should you take away from this?
Both Political Parties have become so accustomed needing only the Appearance of Caring in order to get Elected that all connection to our Founding Ideology has been severed. Now the only philosophy which remains is Socialism… on all sides… or rather, just one side.
It’s time for the Political Revolution we are witnessing right before our eyes.
The fact we take it seriously is reflected in our holding people like Ryan and Ellmers’ feet to the fire.
The Waiting is Over.
It’s Happening Now.
Call it the TEA Party Revolution, call it the “We Can’t Take it Anymore! Revolution”, call it Whatever you Want, just…
Get on Board.
If you Really Care.
March 14th, 2014 at 11:52 am
Philosophically, immigration is less black and white than most other issues to me. One the one hand, in any generic sovereign state, its sovereignty is important to maintain global decentralization of power, and secure borders are an important aspect of that. On the other hand, I also believe strongly in free trade, and I am strongly opposed to isolationism. And that tends to include the free movement of people. However, this is also an issue where not being pragmatic enough undermines the principles of it. In the latter case, I am assuming that the immigrants aren’t going to subvert what should be the laws of the new country. For that reason, I think it is much more reasonable to try to keep Mexicans out of the States and not granting them “amnesty,” while being more lenient on Cubans.
March 14th, 2014 at 11:59 am
I would be open to a strict “work visa” program that facilitated migrant workers access to the U.S. regardless of where they may be from. If we can craft a Drivers License in ten minutes then there is no reasonable excuse preventing us from doing the same thing at entry points all over the U.S. for those wishing to work here. But that is not the real goal of those in charge… so it will never happen. La Gran Mentira.