Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

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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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Immigration Reform: Our System Is A Mess

Just how screwed up is our immigration system?  Here's an excellent graphic that shows how bad it is.  The nautical term FUBAR comes to mind...

While I am not a proponent of throwing out the baby with the bath water, we really do have to do something.  My preference would be to secure the border first, then come down hard on those employers who hire illegal workers in the first place. 

A first offense would be a large fine, a second would be loss of business licenses, a third offence would lead to jail time as well as huge fines.  Additionally, I would like to see the any municipalities and countiess that advertise as "sanctuaries" lose all Federal funding.  This would discourage those cities and counties from encouraging the hiring of illegal workers.  A large part of California's budget problems stem from the enormous number of illegals they are forced to educate, give health care to as well as providing other services to.

1 comment:

FOD said...

I agree on securing the border. I am all for a cast iron border. Seriously. Fences, mines, machine guns - assume hostile intent for those "sneaking" in. That said, I would just as soon let most who want to come here in - we just need to know who's here. I think that people want to come to America for the opportunity, not the handouts. By definition, only those wanting to better their situation will come. But as I said, we need to know who they are. So... lock the borders down tight, then let everyone in.