ΩΩThe illegal immigration debate between the left and the right in the US reflects global unease about the pressing issue, what is a ‘citizen’ and what is ‘sovereignty’. As the EU fall into a very dark and deep pit of hell as ‘sovereign’ nations discover they have no real sovereignty at all, as all of Europe sees traditional borders collapse because anyone inside the EU can live anywhere, without restraints, thus, causing mass migrations to any state that has good social welfare systems or jobs, we see in the US the same problems of non-citizens migrating towards social welfare systems, for example. Then, there is the totally racist state of Israel that expels the natives and replaces them with foreigners who are Jewish. There is no concept of a ‘citizen’ in that state at all, it is pure tribalism.
ΩΩThe US has a lot of tribalism, too. This is one reason why so many Americans happily support the rank religious and racist bigotry of Israel. They heartily hope that will evolve here, too! The Deep South still has a very strong component of ‘separate civil rights’ as Rand Paul expressed so endearingly. The odious idea that citizenship is entirely based on one’s race still haunts the US.
ΩΩOn the other side of the scale, on the left, a fatal form of ‘internationalism’ prevails: naked hatred of our sovereign state, contempt showered on the idea of citizenship, a desire to be a footloose internationalist who can do as one pleases all over the planet: this is correctly seen by others as a shocking ideology and a dangerous trend. But BOTH extremes are killing the Golden Goose.
ΩΩPrevious to 1789, no humans on earth had any right to live anywhere if the ruling royals of various empires, kingdoms or principalities said ‘No.’ That is, people were mainly peasants who were literally owned by the property owners and few peasants owned their own property so they were ipso facto, basically slaves. This was true of even cities! The free cities grew much faster than the slave cities because desperate humans would run off to say, London or Milan or Paris to get away from their masters who owned the farmlands they worked on so hard.
ΩΩThe places where the concept of ‘citizenship’ grew up in these cities! Florence or Venice, for example, had early forms of ‘citizenship’ based on the Roman models. But like ancient Rome, only property owners could be citizens. In the US, the battle to extend ‘citizenship’ to non-property owners was a long and vicious battle AFTER the revolution. In England, the general population of former serfs got the vote only in the 20th century and even today, representation is still very non-democratic in nature.
ΩΩBy the way, I see in both the far left and far right, lots of whining about the ‘international ruling elites’ who are destroying us. Well, guess what? These elites love no sovereign citizenship powers of the populations who live here, there and everywhere! They want to float about all of us and be free of all duties, taxes and rules of various sovereign countries! DUH. To fight this, we need more sovereign citizen powers, not annihilate this. And as ancient Romans figured out, the bundle of many beats the individual stick (the word for this, ‘fasces’ is the core word of ‘fascism’).
ΩΩFellow citizens, I implore you all to not throw away your hard-won sovereign rights to be part of a sovereign country! We are seeing this slip between our fingers as foreign powers dominate our own government increasingly and have swindled us out of our jobs, our financial futures and our ownership of this land! Now, on to the news broiling around the shocking notion, the US should stop the flood of illegal immigrants:
Mexican President Felipe Calderon denounced as “racial discrimination” an Arizona law giving state and local police the authority to arrest suspected illegal immigrants and vowed to use all means at his disposal to defend Mexican nationals against a law he called a “violation of human rights.”
The law also says Mexico can deport foreigners who are deemed detrimental to “economic or national interests,” violate Mexican law, are not “physically or mentally healthy” or lack the “necessary funds for their sustenance” and for their dependents. But the legislation, signed April 23 by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, is similar to Reglamento de la Ley General de Poblacion — the General Law on Population enacted in Mexico in April 2000, which mandates that federal, local and municipal police cooperate with federal immigration authorities in that country in the arrests of illegal immigrants.
Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals.
ΩΩWe cannot have one set of immigration laws here while Mexico has the exact mirror opposite, there. I still remember when Mexico had RELIGIOUS restrictions on immigration and marriage! You could not move there and apply for citizenship if you were not a Catholic! This sort of restrictions on freedoms is not new. It is actually quite old. When the US was founded, the Founding Fathers had very intense debates about Catholics! There was considerable fear of the Catholics because the belief was, they obey Rome, not swear fealty to the US.
ΩΩ The fact remains, the Democrats applauded the President of Mexico when he dared to lecture us about immigration laws…while being severely selective about who gets to move into Mexico! The Democratic party is now so anxious to court the Mexican Catholic vote, they are willing to enable a foreign leader in his plans to flood us with his excess population while being very draconian about identical population moves into Mexico.
This is a typical problem with the US: we allow virtually one way trade with various allies such as Japan, for example. Hardly anyone makes a ruckus about that little problem.
Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security John Morton says that federal authorities may not necessarily process all illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona authorities.
Morton says Arizona’s enforcement law is not good government and says a comprehensive federal approach is best.
ΩΩToo bad the ‘comprehensive federal approach’ has basically been ‘do nothing’. In all periods of economic contractions, any sovereign nation that lets in a flood of illegal immigrants and lets them take jobs usually ends up with the citizens running to fascists to protect themselves. We see this here in the US: we began to crawl towards liberalism when we got slammed by a depression. Instead of understanding the need to protect the US people, the liberal left has decided that invaders are more important.
Under pressure to take action, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered 1,200 National Guard troops to boost security along the U.S.-Mexico border, pre-empting Republican efforts to force a congressional vote to send the troops.
Obama will also request $500 million for border protection and law enforcement activities, according to lawmakers and administration officials.
The president’s action comes as chances for comprehensive immigration reform, Obama’s long-stated goal, look increasingly dim in this election year. Obama has been all but compelled to do something since Arizona’s passage of a tough illegal-immigration law thrust the border problem into the public spotlight….
…In 2006, President George W. Bush sent thousands of troops to the border to perform support duties that tie up immigration agents. But that program has since ended, and politicians in border states have called for troops to be sent to curb human and drug smuggling and to deal with Mexico’s drug violence that has been spilling over into the United States.
ΩΩWhen the Democrats took over Congress, they dropped most pretense of protecting our borders even as they poured over $250 billion so far into protecting Afghanistan and Iraq’s borders. They are spending like drunk sailors on secret infiltrations of Iran while denouncing Iran for cracking down on people entering the country illegally (those sob stories about the hikers from the US who now sit in prison for ignoring Iran’s sovereignty). The US is spending lots of money building schools in Afghanistan while schools close in the US due to lack of funding.
ΩΩThis schizophrenic attitude of the Democrats extends in all directions. They want domestic spending, too, but when push come to shove, they and the GOP both want more spending in foreign lands (such as Israel which sees no bar to money requests, for example). Obama, on the advice of his rather treasonous staff, let the patrols on our southern borders to fall. This is exactly why Arizona passed these draconian laws: THEY HAD NO CHOICE.
ΩΩNow, Obama is backtracking but this is not leadership, it is just naked fear. The polls make it crystal clear: the liberal position which sides with illegal immigration is disliked by around 70%+ of the citizens of this nation! This is very bad news for liberals. It will probably lead to more years out of power as the liberals wonder why even recent citizens of Hispanic descent vote conservative once they gain the golden grail of citizenship.
Caraballo was born in Puerto Rico, making him a natural-born citizen of the United States. He moved to the mainland as an infant, and now lives in Chicago.
Last week, NBC reports that he was arrested in connection with a stolen car in Berwyn. Caraballo maintains his innocence. In any case, when his mother posted bail on Friday, he was not freed.
“Instead of being released, he was told by authorities that Immigration and Customs Enforcement was detaining him because he was an illegal immigrant,” NBC reports.
Caraballo spent the weekend in the custody of federal immigration agents. When he presented them with ID and his birth certificate, he says officials were skeptical: “Because of the way I look, I have Mexican features, they pretty much assumed that my papers were fake.”
ΩΩLet’s be frank here, this guy who wasn’t born in the US, is a citizen because of changes in the laws concerning Puerto Rico which makes it a part of the US while NOT a part of the US (why isn’t it a state, damn it??? ). This leads to legal confusion that is easily fixed if we honor the people of that island and finally make them full citizens! I am 100% for that! Right now, they are ‘half-citizens’ in that they are NOT represented in Congress. An intolerable situation.
ΩΩI want this legal limbo to end! But this story illustrates another thing: our borders which were DELIBERATELY left insecure (the Democrats pulled back troops patrolling the border and sent them to Afghanistan!) have let in a flood of aliens who have no business being here. To catch these people, we have to detain various people who COMMIT CRIMES and examine VERY CAREFULLY who they are so we can tell if they are citizens or aliens.
ΩΩThis process can take several days! DUH. And this gentleman committed a crime. He wanted to get out on bail. Unfortunately, due to the goofy status of Puerto Rico, he has a harder time proving he is a citizen. Instead of focusing on legalizing Puerto Rico via the same method we turned Hawaii into a state, we get liberals demanding we don’t investigate CRIMINALS who are of dubious nationality (and Puerto Rico’s problem is a nationality problem!).
This man’s problems, aside from his own personal criminal tendencies and I hope he goes to prison, can’t be solved by ignoring illegal aliens and releasing them when they have false ID.
On to another goofy story today: the NYT has a gushing article about how Americans can buy houses in Mexico and live there. I will note here that no Americans doing this gets any dual citizenship rights like aliens get here when they want to be Americans while still swearing fealty to foreign powers:
San Miguel also has an active vacation rental market, although it, too, has been affected. Dotty Vidargas, broker and owner of Dotty Vidargas Real Estate, said vacation rental occupancy rates had fallen 70 percent in the past two years….Most foreign buyers are from the United States and Canada, Ms. Vidargas said, although buyers also come from Western Europe, Australia and Asia. “In the last few years,” she added, “more Mexicans have been buying in San Miguel.”
According to Mr. Kohn, around 75 percent of vacation-home buyers in San Miguel are foreign. Of the remaining 25 percent, many come from Mexico City….Most vacation homes are priced in United States dollars. Foreigners can buy property without restriction in Mexico as long it is not on the coast or near the border, Ms. Vidargas said…. He says foreigners favor new homes in gated communities over homes in the more expensive Centro and Jardin areas of the city.
ΩΩHAHAHA….so…Mexico will allow you to buy a house except when it is basically on Mexico’s borders! Why is that??? HAHAHA…um, if people flock to the border regions and buy land, they will leave the state and carve it out of the main body! DUH. Often, pro-illegal immigration hot heads will snarl, they intend to chop off all border areas and return these to Mexican controls! DUH.
ΩΩSo, Mexico is very cautious about this matter while simultaneously, snarling that it is OK for Mexicans to own property in the US on our border with Mexico with an eye on secession! Can liberals in the US see this? Understand why this is a very important issue and not some sob story ‘cultural values’ issue??? I hope all good liberals begin demanding the right for Americans to own property in the state of Sonora!
The Foreign Minister, for example. Who but a diabolic anti-Semite could have appointed Avigdor Lieberman, of all people, to this post? The job of a foreign minister is to make friends and convince world opinion that we are right. Lieberman is working hard and skillfully to get Israel hated by one and all.
Or the Minister of the Interior. He works from morning to night to shock human rights defenders and supply ammunition to the worst enemies of Israel. Recently, he prevented two babies from entering Israel because their father is gay. He prevents women from joining their husbands in Israel. He deports children of foreign workers, who are building the state.
ΩΩIt is particularly disgusting to see Zionists here siding with illegal aliens while at the same time, the Jews in Israel practice a form of racism that is every bit as bad as our friendly ally who exports tons of stuff to the US: Japan. Both Israel and Japan are extremely racially xenophobic. At the same time, both want the US to be open to their own people so they can enter, exit, do business and own property here.
ΩΩThe US is even paying Israel to install private highways for Jews only in Israel and we pay for their border patrols, too! And the damn wall the Jews are building around Palestinian ghettos! But here in the US, we are not allowed to even use our own troops to watch our own borders!
ΩΩWe cannot have open borders when many of our allies have closed borders. In Europe, the EU has erased many borders but the hard core of nationalism still exists right under the surface. Economic distress will cause it to rise again. Hungary, for example, has voted more and more for the fascists who are anxious to pass laws forbidding other EU members or the UK populace from buying cheaper Hungarian properties, for example.
ΩΩGermany recently infuriated the Greeks by suggesting they sell of islands and parts of their cities to foreigners to pay for their debts. The US and UK are selling off public property to pay for our joint trade deficits! None of the BRIC nations allow illegal immigration and neither does Japan! We have to figure this out. The left, by defending people who are taking US jobs, is once again stabbing the US workers in the back. And this won’t be forgiven. Not in 100 years. The only virtue the left can cling to is, the GOP has betrayed the workers even more! EVERYONE who runs things here have betrayed the US workers which is why, like Japanese workers, they are seeing a severe decline in their economic condition!
ΩΩFiguring out how to protect the workers is life and death. The politician who figures this out will be the future ruler of this nation when the workers finally get fed up and I am betting, alas, that this will probably be a far right wing person and NOT a libertarian, either, but some protectionist. A Teddy Roosevelt, if we are lucky, an Adolf Hitler if we are stupid.