May 26 2006

One Nation, Under God

Published by at 7:47 am under All General Discussions,Illegal Immigration

Our country was founded on the powerful idea that all people (‘men’ in the venacular of the day) are created equal.  That means we treat everyone exactly the same in the eyes of the law.  We acknowledge that we have visitors here from other lands who are not citizens (guest workers, students and tourists) and yet we apply our laws to all equally.

In the fevered obsessions of illegal immigrants (an element of America since day one for those who follow history) the desire for retribution on immigrants for all evils has consequences. It is why emotion should never be mixed with policy decisions.  There is no way my wage is being effected by immigrant workers.  My life is mine to control and it matters not whether person in some job is American or not.  So please, stop trying to convince me all America’s woes are due to immigrants.

We need to document them so we have a chance at finding terrorists, but let’s be honest here.  Even that won’t help much.  But be careful what you wish for, because politicians are incredibly gifted in taking over our lives when we let them.  For example, check out the insanity Bloomberg is calling for and just imagine what kind of havoc it could play as Big Brother does finally come out of the woodwork:

Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg thrust himself into the national immigration debate Wednesday, advocating a plan that would establish a DNA or fingerprint database to track and verify all legal U.S. workers.

The mayor also said elements of the legislation moving through Congress are ridiculous and said lawmakers who want to deport all illegal immigrants are living in a “fantasy.”

Everyone knows I agree with Bloomberg on the second issue, wasting years of time and effort deporting people who are working to make a living instead of finding terrorists is the dumbest waste of time anyone can imagine.  While we replay Elain Gonzales each night we would be missing the next Atta who will not be sitting there, working in the open, waiting to get deported.

But to jump to the idea legal workers (also known as American citizens) should be DNA and fingerprint tracked is scary.  This is different from having DNA or fingerprints on record for criminal cross checks.  This is much more.  This is giving these records to employers, etc.

The reason this garbage is coming out is the pols are trying to answer the shrill emotions on immigration with any policy that might attract the emotional base, not the contemplative base.  Notice that, if your record doesn’t exist, you are now illegal.  That’s all it takes.  This flayling away on this issue needs to end before we let the madhatters chain us up for good.

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “One Nation, Under God”

  1. Terrye says:

    It is scarey. But you know what? I have read some of the things that the Know Nothings of the 19th century said and the Republicans in the 20’s fearful of a Papist conspiracy from the Irish and Polish Catholics and it occurs to me that nativism brings out the worst in us. It makes the irrational seem rational.

  2. coffee26 says:


    The arrogance is overwhelming especially by someone who obviously knows nothing about the Senates Immigration bill. You know why I know you haven’t read it? It’s the since of superiority you feel towards us “Nativists.”


    Why are you even posting about this issue if you have no interest?

    Everytime you write these rants about people who just want to secure our borders, your credibility on all the other things you write about are called into question.

    No one except Mayor Michael Bloomberg has mentioned anything about DNA. Nobody is advocating for this to be done.

    Read the Senate bill!

  3. AJStrata says:

    Why do you read my blog Coffee26?

    I am for secure borders as well – or did you miss that simply because I am also for a guest worker program!

    You seemed very confused regarding my positions. Or are you deliberately misrepresenting them so you can pretend to knock them down?