- President George W. Bush along with Senator John McCain,
want to give some eight to ten million illegal aliens, most of them from
Mexico, legal status. Theoretically, the plan would legalize these aliens
as "temporary workers," which would allow them to work freely
in the United States without fear of deportation.
- I hear some hard-line conservatives call this proposal
treason. I hear very little from the mainstream Democrats, but some people
in Labor and on the Left have pegged this correctly for what it is. My
opinion: this is a proposal which has something bad for everyone. And in
the end, it will cause a violent revolution in two countries.
- Something for everyone
- First of all, the plan alleges it is designed to thwart
illegal immigration. But in truth, by assessing no penalties, the eight
to fourteen million illegal immigrants already here will be joined by tens
of millions more. So forget that nonsense about this bill stopping illegal
immigration. That's a lie. This bill would give would-be immigrants no
reason to follow the law at all. Already, more than ten percent of Mexico's
population is living illegally in the United States. If Bush's plan is
actually implemented, that percentage would skyrocket. Bush's amnesty program
would only be seen as a green light for millions more to invade our nation
from all over the world.
- What the Bush-McCain plan offers conservatives
- Conservatives seem most concerned about the plan "rewarding
lawbreakers". Indeed, the effect of the plan is actually to encourage
and reward the breaking of the law. And if this law is broken, will this
not inspire the whole of the nation to break other laws with impunity?
And what manner of country will this become when that happens, if it hasn't
already? Where are we on this now? Well, 33 percent of our prison population
is now comprised of non-citizens. This doesn't mean everyone trying to
sneak in is a criminal. But it does mean our current policy tends to enable
alien criminals and not penalize them or exclude them.
- Also, 36 to 42 percent of illegal aliens are on welfare.
This shouldn't sit well with anyone, but conservatives are the most alarmed
by it. The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that the average Mexican
illegal alien costs U.S. taxpayers a whopping $55,000 each. This puts the
lie to the concept that such immigration is actually "beneficial".
Yes, some people who are coming ARE a net benefit. But those people are
dwarfed by those who actually cost us money.
- Conservatives are also concerned that this is another
step in undermining the sovereignty of the United States. Part of this
is the Aztlan movement, by which some Mexican-American radicals are essentially
preparing to craft a new nation out of the Southwest, and though they won't
openly acknowledge it, "ethnically cleanse" the region of whites,
blacks and Indians. Part of this is the burgeoning movement toward regionalization,
essentially making one North American country out of Canada, Mexico and
the United States.
- And every child born of a guest worker would, under our
14th Amendment, becomes an American citizen, automatically entitled to
all the benefits of citizenship. This also concerns some conservatives.
- What the Bush-McCain plan offers liberals
- If you love social programs like Social Security, Medicare,
education funding, environmental preservation, etc, and if you are a proponent
of universal health care, what does the Bush-McCain plan do for your programs?
Well, if the Bush-McCain amnesty plan happens, kiss it all goodbye.
- The financial drain on American taxpayers which will
occur if more aliens are allowed unfettered access to the United States
is incalculable. Taxpayers will be paying for their food, health care,
Social Security benefits, and education, plus all of the above for their
dependents, from now on. Not to mention, the cost of law enforcement and
loss of property due to the criminal conduct of a portion of the alien
population. What will this do to your social programs? It will collapse
them. The benefits of Americans in these programs, and their access to
them, will all be cut.
- Oh, and when I say taxpayers, I mean, those who will
still have jobs. Corporations will look to hire the former illegal aliens
wherever they can. As a result, American unemployment costs will skyrocket
and so will welfare costs. The truth is, this plan is designed to specifically
ELIMINATE as taxpayers the very people who are needed to fund all these
- I know, I know. You'll respond: well, we can always raise
taxes on the rich. Get real. First of all, even if all the income of the
rich were confiscated, it wouldn't fund the government for any longer than
three weeks. But even if it could: how are you going to do it when Bush
and the Republicans control all three houses by wide margins? Which is
exactly what all this is designed to do by appeasing the Latino vote.
- But wait: there's more! I haven't forgotten about you
environmentalists. Guess what the extra population coming in is going to
do for the environment? Totally destroy it. More resources will be used.
More of everything you hate will have to happen to accommodate these tens
of millions of people. They will have to locate somewhere. If they locate
in cities, they will displace Americans who will then have to move to the
open spaces. Or they will move to the open spaces themselves. Do you know
what kind of havoc illegal aliens can wreak on the environment? Well, check
out the southern border wilderness areas in California and Arizona. Ask
the Tohono O'odham Nation.
- In any event, these new people will use more oil, requiring
the tapping of ANWR, more paper and more homes, requiring the felling of
more trees, more water, requiring more diversion of the natural courses
of rivers. They will deposit more waste in your bays, more sewage in your
rivers, and more trash in more landfills. The companies that hire them
will expand the level of their pollution: why? Because they can, having
Republican majorities everywhere. The savings in labor costs means that
such companies, instead of being forced out of business, will flourish
at the expense of the environment.
- What the Bush-McCain plan offers organized labor
- First of all, let's acknowledge the 18 million Americans
who cannot find a job. The truth is, there are not very many jobs around
that Americans will not do. So illegal aliens who are coming here to work
do so at the peril of American workers.
- What the plan offers labor is very simple: the opportunity
for major corporations to bust every single one of your unions. It'll go
something like this. A company will advertise a job, and in three months
declare that no American "wanted it". Thus, an immigrant will
be offered it. Now does that really sound so bad?
- Well, if it doesn't, you forgot something. What if the
reason that job went unfilled with no American willing to do it was that
it didn't offer a living wage? Is that really legal under the Bush-McCain
plan? You betcha.
- And this will hit all the minority communities the hardest.
The first jobs to be hatcheted under these plans are jobs mostly held now
by black, Indian, and Hispanic Americans. This is not an unintended consequence,
folks. This is by design.
- And it will happen to jobs ALL OVER AMERICA. The Bush-McCain
plan is the ultimate union-busting, racial oppression tactic. Which brings
me to the next subject...
- What the Bush-McCain plan offers immigrant workers
- In a word, slavery. Yes, slavery. Every illegal immigrant
worker currently has a Sword of Damocles over their head: accept our slave
wages and slave conditions, don't complain, or you'll be deported, maybe
even arrested and sent to detention for two years. The new guest worker
plan not only allows such things to continue, it LEGALIZES the practice.
Abusive practices which often include sexual harassment and forced prostitution.
The plan doesn't offer these immigrant workers a path to citizenship, which
is exactly the condition Negro slaves found themselves in in many states
in the 1800's, perpetual non-citizen workers.
- Are you listening, MEChA? MALDEF? Are you going to allow
a practice which abuses Mexican nationals, your brothers and sisters, in
- What the Bush-McCain plan offers legal immigrants
- Bush's amnesty plan is also a serious slap in the face
to those would-be immigrants who are trying to migrate to America legally.
And to the many many legal immigrants now here. And to every single naturalized
citizen of the U.S. who did it all according to the rules.
- There are thousands of decent, hard working people from
around the world who are seeking entrance into the United States. Some
of these are seeking political asylum. Some are fleeing persecution. Whatever
their reasons, they are following the rules and obeying the laws. Now,
they must wait and watch as President Bush pushes lawbreakers to the front
of the line. Bush and McCain have flipped the middle finger at you, Mr.
and Ms. Legal Immigrant.
- Something for Osama bin Laden, too?
- As if everything else the Bush-McCain immigration plan
would do does not constitute an act of war against the American people,
here is the kicker. As of now, it is made to seem that every precaution
in the world has been taken to prevent another 9-11. We have gone on military
excursions into Iraq and Afghanistan allegedly to root out "terrorists".
Yet at the height of all of this "Orange Alert" and security
mania, oppressing damned near every single American in the name of keeping
them safe, absolutely no concern has been shown to the southern border
of the United States.
- That's right. Not one troop. One soldier. One national
guardsman. Not one has been stationed on our southern border to secure
it. And mixed in with the millions and millions of Mexican immigrants looking
for work, and occasionally for crime, are agents of Al Qaeda also being
smuggled in in order to wreak the next havoc upon America. How do we know?
For one, Al Qaeda themselves have said they are doing it and are going
to do it. For two, instances of notepads with Arabic writings have been
discovered in the Arizona desert.
- Are ya "feelin'" me, people? Do you understand
what I am trying to tell you? This is a far more serious matter than just
replacing George Bush with Howard Dean, Dick Gephardt, Wes Clark, Joe Lieberman,
John Kerry, or whomever, and a far more serious matter than replacing John
McCain with Liz Michael. This is not about matters for which members of
Congress and the President should be defeated at the polls. This is about
matters over which they should be hung, under the treason clause of the
- Yes, treason. If Al Qaeda is an enemy of this nation,
then the Bush administration is giving aid and comfort to that enemy by
exposing our southern flank to attack on purpose, and dissuading law enforcement
and private militias from patrolling that area and arresting violators.
If the "War On Terror" is a real war, then those who perpetuate
this open and unguarded flank willfully are real traitors, and they should
suffer the penalty reserved for real traitors.
- Who is funding illegal immigration?
- Think about this. Coyotes, immigrant smugglers, can make
anywhere from $500 to $2000 a head and more, for smuggling the poorest
of Mexican immigrants, who barely have a peso to their family's name, across
the southern border.
- How do you square that?
- I mean, seriously, these people, who are absolutely economically
devastated in their home country, are supposedly paying coyotes thousands
of dollars to get into the United States.
- Bull puckey.
- Coyotes are being financed. By outside sources. And these
people, many unfamiliar with how to traverse the Sonoran Desert, are being
directly encouraged to come, by SOMEBODY. We may never know for sure, but
here are my list of prime candidates:
- 1. Drug trafficking. Many illegal immigrants are directly
used in the trafficking of illegal drugs into the country.
- 2. Corporate sponsorship. Proving this may be difficult.
But it is the logical conclusion. Who benefits from having these people
come into the country? Who would therefore be motivated to pay these people?
The corporations who are going to exploit them when they get here.
- 3. The Mexican government. This is not a stretch at all.
Vicente "The Sly Fox" is at wit's end trying to figure out a
way to unload his very vast domestic problem of too many citizens and too
few economic opportunities on the United States.
- 4. Terrorists. Think about it. What better way to provide
safe passage into the United States for your agents than to make sure the
path across the desert is overflowing with aliens. What better cover, and
what better diversion? What better way to test the routes, than to test
them with innocent and desperate Mexican citizens first, before sending
your guys in under their cover.
- Who benefits?
- Well, gee, if so many people are going to be devastated
by the Bush-McCain immigration plan, who is it going to benefit? I mean,
it HAS to benefit SOMEBODY? Right?
- Big Business. Corporations. This is who it benefits.
And it is the only people it really DOES benefit, outside of Osama bin
Laden. But only in the short term.
- Yes, this is a lever for union-busting and cost-saving.
And yes, corporations will make profits and maybe even the stock markets
will rise through it. However, long term, this is going to destroy the
American middle class. It is going to evaporate the ability of common people
to buy American products. And history teaches us that when violent revolutions
happen, it is when the middle class is unhappy.
- And we're not just talking about America here. It's been
these very same alleged "free trade policies" like NAFTA that
have devastated family businesses in Mexico and forced people to consider
these dangerous trips to the United States for survival. When the people
of America revolt, the people of Mexico will be right behind.
- The Republicans may indeed pass this, through flattering
the very communities they intend to devastate when the plan is fully exercised
in full force. And they may indeed win an unbreakable stranglehold on the
American government, secured by black box voting and McCain's campaign
reform that silences incumbent's opposition. However, as John Fitzgerald
Kennedy said, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will
make violent revolution inevitable." In the end, all Congress may
find they have gained is a nice hemp necktie, and the common saying of
the land about politicians may become "GOT ROPE?".
- And I'm sure the good honest decent people of Mexico
will follow by also putting their ruling class in their proper place, namely,
the gallows. __________
- Liz Michael has formed a committee to run for the U.
S. Senate from Arizona in 2004, and encourages donations and offers of
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