My one exception to your post was the idea I was demonizing anyone. That simply is not true. My post is still there for a re-reading.
I believe immigration is the topic for this tag. Anything else would be inappropriate. Bullying the opposition is a tactic used by people holding your beliefs. But let it be as it may and let us be reasonable in discussing this issue. …I don’t hear your side define this country as the most charitable country on the face of this earth.
I believe this is an area where your err in assumption. You lump me into a “side”. I have no side, as if there are only two sides to this issue. As complex as immigration is, I can imagine dozens of “sides.” For my part, I have a basic view of people as a resource, not a problem or a burden. People plus capital plus natural resources equals production, something our country has been losing steadily over the years.
Immigration reform advocates refuse to acknowledge this and refuse to acknowledge the “unjust” immigration laws of other countries. It’s always the US fault for all the wrongs of this world. I don’t hear your side putting blame on other countries and with their richness, according to Catholic teaching, have the responsibility to help their people in need. I don’t hear your side bring the issue of the crime committed by this people:
I don’t hear your response to all the issues
I have no objection to responding.
- I read the WND who I have notoriously found unreliable in the past and note they did not provide one single referencing link. Yet, without a doubt illegal aliens do kill people in drunk driving accidents, as do teenagers, women, lawyers and pretty much any other class of people one can thing of. The do not kill them because they are here illegal, or are women, lawyers, etc., they kill because they are drinking and driving.
Let me say this is not the only traffic issue. Illegal aliens also cost everyone in increased coverage for lack of insurance, no license and no registration. Now one solution is to deport them all, if that could be done. Another is to allow them all to register here legally so they can get insurance, registration and a license.
2, As to Pat Dollard, I would view anyone who would say we needed to be ready for armed insurrection on the Election of Obama about as dubiously as I would Mexican drug cartels on this issue. That not withstanding, errors by ICE, to me, highlight the need for reform. We do not need an underground population. What I do not get is why the faults of the immigration system are being presented as a reason to keep it just like it is.
- As to taking advantage of entitlements. Again, this should not be allowable. However, I sense in all of these on piece of vital information that is missing and one logical disconnect. If these abuses and crimes indicate the population from which these are committed should not be here, then none of us should stay and we should shut the whole mess down. The more critical question should be whether (1) immigrants abuse entitlements, drink and drive or commit sex offenses at a rate greater than the general population; and (2) do illegal immigrants abuse entitlements, drink and drive or commit sex offenses at a rate greater than the general population.
If the latter is true, wouldn’t it be prudent that they are registered?