It is the proper responsibility of a free people in a representative republic to advise elected officials on the course of action required to make good law and to protect the sovereign individuals who are legal, law-abiding citizens of that republic.
Therefore, I have constructed a simple, logical, workable five point plan for immigration reform that I would like our 100 Senators and our 435 House Representatives to consider as a replacement for their complex, overbearing, ill-prioritized “gang of eight” plan that is currently marching its way through our legislative system to the dismay of a large portion of this country’s legal populace.
The Five Point Plan:
1. Secure the Borders … period. This will require that a structure be devised that will guarantee that the citizens of this country will be safe from the illegal invasion of our borders. Maybe the assets in Utah that the National Security Administration are constructing to apparently track its own citizenry can be redirected to the tracking of illegal aliens attempting to cross our borders. Maybe the American soldiers who are stationed the world over can be re-deployed to protect our border states from the aggression that will surely follow if and when we get serious about protecting our own country. Step Number One must be completely in place before proceeding to Steps Numbered Two through Five.
2. Deport all illegal aliens who are presently residing in the prisons and jails across this country; send them to the prisons in the country of their origin. According to 2010 data provided by one state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California’s taxpayers alone are paying $1 billion dollars a year to house illegal alien prisoners. I suppose these tax dollars are being used to support the perks and pleasures afforded the government’s bloated security department system, but come on – what is it doing to the country’s taxpayers and their own children whose lives, fortunes, and sacred honor are being crushed by unstoppable debt? Although it might be impossible to calculate the total cost of housing these criminals across the United States of America, it certainly must be a healthy chunk of change.
3. Deport all illegal aliens who are actively taking advantage of our current health care system; send them to the hospitals in the country of their origin. According to Kaiser Health News, “Federal law generally bars illegal immigrants from being covered by Medicaid. But a little-known part of the state-federal health insurance program for the poor has long paid about $2 billion a year for emergency treatment for a group of patients, who according to hospitals, mostly comprise illegal immigrants.”
4. Deport all illegal aliens currently collecting American entitlements of any kind; send them back to collect welfare from the country of their origin. The portion of the $517 billion dollar a year entitlement payments that are provided to illegal aliens is difficult to calculate due to the fact that the Fourteenth Amendment of the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution has been systematically misused by allowing illegal entry into this country for the expressed purpose of delivering babies who are then “deemed” to be American citizens. The actual wording of the first sentence of Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment would seemingly contradict this systematic misuse if reviewed in its full context: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.” The operative clause that so many big government power players seem to willingly ignore is “subject to the jurisdiction thereof.” According to The Federalist Blog, this clause refers to the political allegiance of the father to the child. Thomas Jefferson is often quoted as having said that “aliens are the subjects of a foreign power.” It is unimaginable that lawmakers in this country would have used the Fourteenth Amendment to give free citizenship to children of illegal aliens. But they did, so now it is incumbent upon us to correct these wrongs that have been wrought upon our own legal American citizen children.
5. Only after Steps One through Four have been securely enforced (and we then have only law-abiding, healthy, productive, self-supporting illegal aliens in our country), it would then be the time for a national dialogue to begin on just how to deal with these remaining illegal aliens who are living in this country, who might be willing to swear allegiance to this country but who have potentially taken the place of the immigrants who are faithfully attempting to follow the hundreds of laws already on the books that address legal migration into our country.
I suspect that most legal Americans would welcome that national dialogue and the legal migration that might follow. After all, we are a compassionate people; we generally mean no harm to others, but we are a society that follows the rule of law. I think that it is time that we start writing 735 word laws (like the length of my Five Point Plan) and enforcing standards that are written to protect our own sovereignty and not the “feelings” of people who have crossed the red line of illegal entry into this country.
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