In the book, America the Beautiful, by Ben Carson, p.102, the author touched on a subject that is of great interest to me when he said this about the immigrant population in this country, “I believe we have taken the moral low road on this issue. Some segments of our economy would virtually collapse without these undocumented workers—we all know that—yet we continue to harass and deport many individuals who are simply seeking a better life for themselves and their families. Is there a way to apply logic to this issue and arrive at an intelligent solution?”
Yes, Dr. Carson, I know what you’re saying when you mention the “moral low road” on the issue of illegal aliens; but, I think we are on that same “moral low road” when we allow foreigners to come into our country illegally and then get paid for doing work when we have millions of legal citizens without jobs. In Carson’s view, I guess I’m old-fashioned in my thinking that we are rewarding people for breaking our laws when we acquiesce with those views.
“Oh well”, say the opponents of deportation, “our jobless workers would not want those jobs”. To make that statement believable you must have the printed results of a poll that was taken consisting of a very large percentage of jobless workers from all areas of our country and not just in the locale of where illegals are now employed.
In answer to Carson’s question on an intelligent solution, I believe that AFTER our borders are firmly closed with assuredness of remaining tightly and firmly closed, our current immigration laws can be temporarily eased to allow LEGITIMATE immigrants to enter our country LEGALLY and apply for those jobs where our jobless citizen workers are not in enough numbers to satisfy the vacancies.
This is not “immigration reform” it is “IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT” where no laws are broken, but comply exactly with all requirements as amended if that is the case. Allowing illegal aliens to take jobs that jobless citizens would accept is exacerbating illegality and law-breaking; which is no way to run a government.
This last action of filling the jobs is perfectly acceptable for Obama; but then disregarding our established laws as authorized by our U. S. Constitution is also perfectly OK with Obama.
More and more people, it seems, are finding Obama’s abandonment of established laws in favor of “whatever works for socialism” to be permissible and another knock against conservatism. Which always reminds me of a great quote from Lady Margaret Thatcher, England’s late Prime Minister, when she uttered this about socialism: “The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”
Obama seems to believe that he can keep raising taxes from the more affluent citizens to pay for his “freebies” and food stamps and welfare for those who have little or none. But there never is any effort to determine WHY this group has “little or none”. And there is never any effort to place those who have “little or none” in jobs that are unfilled.