Archive for April 30th, 2010
I don’t like to parrot other people in the blogosphere, nor do I like to reverb stuff I hear on talk radio; I just don’t feel right about it because I think the stuff that gets written on The Rabid Conservative should be my own thoughts. Perhaps it’s a pride thing; who knows?
But today, I tuned into Rush Limbaugh for a brief moment while I was running an errand and I heard a caller, "Tim from San Diego” call in and the comments he made, information to which Rush had forgotten and didn’t correlate, were stunningly brilliant.
Turns out, with all the Arizona hub-bub, all the liberals are losing their minds over the new immigration bill, calling it “racist” and "reminiscent of Nazi Germany”. I do agree that the bill would be unnecessary if the Federal Government had done its job in protecting the border. It’s not racist just because much of the 12 million illegal immigrant problem just happens to be Hispanic. With all the other laws out there that require you to show proof of valid identification, the fact that some 42 states out of 50 require you to carry an ID on your person, the fact that you have to have a background check to get a job most anywhere these days, it seems to me that the issue for the other side has nothing to do about race, but rather, preventing people from coming into the US so they can suck off of the system.
So while all the protests are blowing up because, suddenly, we’re advocating “show your papers” with respect to immigration, the liberals are asking us to forget something – proper ID and showing papers is something that we do all the time.
- Do you remember when the Democrats in Congress were requiring US citizens show their residency papers (even within the district/precinct!) before they were allowed into the town hall meetings? So the Dems can ask for papers to participate in town hall meetings, but not to be in the country.
- Or how about when Joe Wurzelbacher (Joe the Plumber) made objective points towards, then candidate, Barack Obama about “spreading the wealth around”, which caused an official from the State of Ohio to start to illegally dig into Wurzelbacher’s background, looking for dirt. What ever happened to the Fourth Amendment? Oh, that doesn’t count when liberals are trying to discredit people who don’t agree with their statements.
- Then there is James O’Keefe, the fellow who drove the sharp bladed knife of truth into ACORN that eventually led to their downfall. Well, when he was busted outside of Rap. Mary Landrieu’s office and arrested for allegedly tampering with her phone line, what was the first thing he had to do? Show papers and documentation.
- And let’s not forget dear old Aunt Zeituni Onyango, Barack Obama’s aunt, who is in the USA illegally. Turns out she has been denied asylum on a couple of occasions, but is presently living in the projects while her fate is decided. She’s been told to leave, but presently, is in defiance of that directive.
These examples are noted liberal incursions into the documents of people, without discretion to things like privacy and such. However, the law in Arizona is being touted as racist (although there is nothing racist in the bill) because it effectively provides a means for Arizona to control the number of illegals in their state.
Illegal immigration isn’t just about people who come to the US wanting to find work. It’s about protecting our borders from people who want to sneak in to do horrible crimes. Or did we forget about Chandra Levy, who was murdered in 2001. Presently, the chief suspect in this murder is Ingmar Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador who is currently in the Pen for assaulting two other women within the same park where Levy’s remains were found. Even if Guandique is exonerated for Levy’s murder, the fact that he’s here illegally, committing crimes is representative of the overall risk. It’s not racist to say that much of the drug and human trafficking, as well as the gang activity at the border is coming from Mexico.
It’s not racist to be asked to show papers, so if we’re going to say that showing papers is like Nazi Germany, then the next time I am asked, particularly by a liberal, to whip out my ID, I am going to accuse them of being a Nazi loving fascist.
Can’t have it both ways, people.