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“In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American… There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile…We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
â€”Theodore Roosevelt, 1919
(Yeh, I added the emphasis, but I can imagine Teddy Roosevelt emphasizing those things… )
Is it just me or are there a few other folks who are dead tired of President Bush and our congrescritters spouting lies about illegal immigrants? Deporting them would be “impossible” according to words I heard dripping from Senator McCain’s fangs earlier todayâ€”oh! and our economy would be kneecapped too, apparently.
What was lost in cheap labor could be made up easily on the back end from not having our social services, schools, law enforcement, etc., strained by millions of illegals who export much of their income SOUTH, where it does our economy no good, anyway. Run those numbers, Mr. McCain, before you spout your bullshit. Heck, the monies saved in the pubschool arena alone would be HUGE.
I guess U.S. citizenship doesn’t mean anything any more. How about alla us taxpayers simply declare ourselves citizens of the world and tell the IRS to take a hike. All it’d take would be 50 or 60 million truly fed up taxpayers declaring themselves illegal aliens, claiming all the social net benefits the other illegals do and refusing to play the political elite’s game any more.
Yeh, yeh. Never happen. 60% to 80% of Americans supposedly want real border control (depending on who takes the poll and how much the pollsters wanna lie for their clients). 75%-80% of congresscritters wanna give away the store.
Who do you think will carry the day? The sheeple or their masters?
Well, at least McCain and his lying cronies are hilarious liars. That way we can laugh our way into subjugation to the reconquistas or the muslims. Whichever ends up as our eventual rulers.
UPDATE: This from Jerry Pournelle, today:
If what we want is control of the border and deportation of illegal immigrants, the remedy is obvious. Close the borders with a wall, station several regiments of light cavalry along the southern border, and be serious about people showing up for immigration status hearings. Require local sheriffs to inform the federal authorities about illegal immigrants. Have the Border Patrol agents do sweeps in the obvious places. Change the Social Security laws to require the Social Security Administration to inform the Border Patrol when payments show up for non-existent social security accounts (at the moment they aren’t even allowed to make such reports, so it’s safe to make up a Social Security number). Make it a federal crime to assume the identity of a citizen.
And offer bounty hunters $2,000 a head for illegal immigrants delivered to a suitable internment camp. Deport those turned over if they don’t protest; if they do, intern them until their status is determined.
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