The choice is simple: equality and order under law or the rule of the mob

Liberty’s ‘huddled masses’ are not illegals


By —— Bio and Archives June 14, 2015

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The Statue of Liberty, that grande dame of Democracy who endless holds aloft freedom’s torch, must feel today more and more the burdens of Atlas, the mythical Greek Titan who held the whole world on his shoulders.  This towering symbol of all things beautiful and uniquely American communicates these words of compassion: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”  This humanitarian ideal and these inspiring words on the statue’s pedestal—immortalized in the 1883 poem “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus—do not refer to the tsunami of illegals at our porous borders bringing with them all manners of long-term societal problems in their wake: disease, crime and poverty.

What adds to Ms. Liberty’s troubles is the fact that all the Democratic candidates for president in 2016 (Clinton, Sanders, O’Malley, Chafee) and the lion’s share of likely Republican contenders (Bush, Rubio, Paul, Carson, Perry) support a pathway to citizenship for a law-breaking underclass of invaders.  In other words, the majority—those of us born here or are here otherwise by legal means—should adjust ourselves to those who do not respect our laws (for they would not be here in the first place if they did) or sovereignty.  That is not conservatism and it is not compassionate.  It is un-American—plain and simple—and favors social chaos. 

This clearly un-American stance—á la Obama—is in direct violation of any future presidential oath that charges that person to… ‘preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.’  As the president heads the Executive branch of government (the enforcement of law) it means his or her fundamental responsibility is to safeguard the citizenry from all foreign and domestic harm.  It is a farce to hold that the lawless have de facto rights as the law-abiding simply because they squat on U.S. soil.  It is Orwellian to give them driver’s licenses and social security cards and permit them to vote in U.S. elections while not verifying citizenship.  That’s election-stealing that thwarts the People’s Will: where political power rightly resides.  Therefore, such words or deeds along these lines by any politician should automatically disqualify that person (in the minds’ of patriots who actually honor the U.S. Constitution) from potentially leading our country beyond 2016.

Not many PhDs use Mexican coyotes to cross the desert wasteland that separates the U.S. from its southerly neighbors.  Indeed, if one has a happy life why would one undertake such a long, arduous and often life-threatening land journey (60 percent) to come here if one has constructive things going on in one’s home country?  Further, for the remaining 40 percent that overstay temporary visas why would one leave one’s extended family and culture to come to a country with a different language, customs and no hope of lawful employment?

That means, by logical extrapolation, that those that come here, at best, are jobless and likely uneducated.  At worst, they are criminal and/or disease-carrying.  Facts are pesky things and they bear out the destruction:

As an example reported by the Daily Caller in 2014, Barack Obama’s immigration deputies released 30,862 foreign criminals into the United States’ cities and neighborhoods.  Likewise, per ICE, government officials only repatriated 8,805 of the roughly 180,000 unskilled Central American migrants who flooded across the border since 2011.  Overall, less than 1 percent of the 12 million illegals living in the United States were repatriated during the 12 months up to October 2014.

Regarding disease-spreading by foreigners, the Disneyland measles outbreak last January, per the CDC, likely came from an “overseas source” as measles had been officially eradicated from the United States since 2000.  Similarly, patient-zero Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man, came to Dallas carrying Ebola, a biosafety level four virus—the most dangerous type known to mankind—infecting two nurses and potentially exposing scores of others.  These lucky near misses are not helped by our non-enforcement of current border laws by both political sides which will undoubtedly continue to have deleterious effects on public health and safety.

Democrat and Republican vote-pandering to the Latino community (an ever-growing voting bloc with numbers that per 2010 U.S. census data have already supplanted the Afro-American community 16.3% to 13.6%) via illegal immigration concessions is about playing politics.  Specifically, pro-illegal alien politicians—like those named above—are ruling class elitists focused on their own power-bases.  Rank-and-file citizens who still believe in the American system which is the rule of law, be damned.

See what six years of ultra-Constitutional misbehavior by both the executive and legislative branches (the latter is supposed to hold the former in check via the purse-strings and impeachment-removal and has done neither) and continuing deficit spending (of 7.6 trillion and counting) has wrought: Democracy, economically and morally bankrupt; a stunted, stumbling world power falling apart by its very straining seams.

When Lady Liberty says to bring the ‘huddled masses’—she means contributors—those persons who will respect our laws, share their talents and enrich our diverse way of life.  By and large, the teeming throng at our borders are castoffs and takers: moths to liberty’s flame; a human army that acts like a plague of locusts to our societal fabric.

The choice is simple: equality and order under law or the rule of the mob.  Therefore, all persons here should respect the tenets embodied by the U.S. Constitution.  This holds equally true for those newly arrived—and those seeking to lead us into a highly uncertain future.



David L. Hunter -- Bio and Archives | Comments

David L. Hunter is an associate editor at “Capitol Hill Outsider.”  he’s on Twitter and blogs at davidlhunter.blogspot.com. He is featured in The Washington Post, The Washington TimesPatriot Post, FrontPage Mag, and extensively in American Thinker and Canada Free Press.

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