(The welfare of the people is the ultimate law.) ~ Cicero
On a previous post, I copied the results of a quiz that I took which supposedly matches us up with the Presidential candidate's ideology most closely resembling that of our own. I was disconcerted to find the quiz matched my ideology up more with John McCain that any of the others.
Even more disconcerting than that to me was the fact that none (NONE!) of the candidates agreed with me on the subject of illegal immigration.
For those readers who don't know, or have forgotten my solution to illegal immigration, here's a brief summary:
1. I believe we need to first secure the border. Build a fence or a wall, and if necessary, man it with armed guards as needed, air surveillance, radar, and whatever else is necessary to stop anyone from sneaking across the border. We need to implement this as soon as humanly possible.
2. Eliminate any incentives for illegals to remain here. That means prevent, by any means necessary, all businesses from hiring anyone who is in this country illegally. Punish the companies with fines or removal of tax benefits, etc, if they refuse to cooperate.
Eliminate welfare and medical benefits for illegals.
Remove the reason for being here and the illegals will leave by themselves. If they can't make money here, they won't stay here.
Start that yesterday, too.
That, of course, only applies to the illegals that are here to make money.
The most difficult solution of all, but one that needs to be accomplished:
3. Round up as many of the illegal aliens as we can find and deport them. Immediately and finally.
I know many say that is impossible, but, as has been pointed out in several e-mails circulating the net, if we can track down one cow in this whole country with mad cow disease, we should be able to find 12 million illegal aliens.
We all know of the serious strain illegal immigration puts on our nation's economy and if that was the only problem caused by allowing illegals to migrate here unchecked, that would be more than enough reason to get a handle on the problem.
I believe the more serious problem here is the threat to our National security.
Think about the millions of illegal aliens that pour across our borders, both northern and southern, each year that go unnoticed and untracked.
Not all are Mexicans.
They come from every country on Earth, many of the inhabitants of those countries are hostile to America, our American values, and our religious beliefs.
I am speaking specifically about terrorists.
Millions of illegal aliens, and it only takes a few to wreak major havoc on our country. It only took 19 to murder almost 3,000 innocents in one day. Think what could have happened if 19 more had participated.
Think what still can happen if we don't stop illegal entry into our country.
Millions of illegal aliens stroll nonchalantly across our borders and any one of them could be carrying a bomb or some other kind of weapon into our country with them. In fact, every one of them could be potentially dangerous to our National Security.
If the candidate for President you support doesn't take this threat seriously, and, if he/she supports any kind of "amnesty for illegal immigrants" policy, he/she probably doesn't, we could be in serious jeopardy.
If John McCain, or Hillary Clinton, or Barack Obama is going to be our next President, it is imperative that we make sure they each hear our voices on this all important issue.