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Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Illegal Aliens, Amnesty or Prosecution/Deportation?

Now there's a question. Should we continue to allow 15-20 million people to live here against the laws of the land. After all, they literally broke the law to come here. Continuing to live and work here breaks further laws. Should we grant them amnesty, nearly 20 years after the "final" deal on illegal immigration was passed?

Or, should we, in the throws of a deep economic down-turn (perish the thought of calling it a depression, despite the fact that it will, at best guess, last several years) when there are huge numbers of American citizens and LEGAL residents who are out of work, still permit businesses to hire these illegals. At worst guess, unemployment among legal residents is roughly 17 percent (depending upon which metric you use) or at best guess 10 percent.

Be that as it may...we cannot afford to permit business owner to continue to hire those who do not belong here. If, we as a country, begin too prosecute those who HIRE illegals, in very short order, those jobs will disappear. In Knoxville, TN, the local government began to revoke business licenses of those companies who were caught hiring illegal workers. In next to no time, there were very few illegals in the area. Hhmmm...there's a lesson there, if jobs for illegals go away...then so do the illegals. Also, in that area, the unemployment percentage is BELOW the national average.

So, what to do? Continue to permit illegals to bleed America, or deny them jobs that legal residents COULD be working at?

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