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America Goes South

June 25, 2013 by  

America Goes South

By the time you read this, our redoubtable defenders of freedom in the U.S. Senate will have voted on whether to turn the illegal immigration spigot from “steady stream” to “build an ark.” Though my deadline arrived before the vote on the nearly 1200-page behemoth of bureaucracy, I doubt I’m treading on thin ice by guessing the Senate voted “si.”

Of course in doing so, the vaunted 100 is essentially telling those of us who’ve been paying them those fabulous six-figure salaries: “Vaya con Dios.” Putting aside the ludicrous attempts by amnesty fans to smear amnesty opponents as racist and the rather obvious desire of the Democrats to fill the voter rolls with 30 million or so of the best ballots Obamaphones can buy, take a moment to consider the total impact of granting unearned citizenship to millions of illegal aliens.

In the sort of coincidence that would make a bad sitcom writer sweaty, our new neighbors will be swarming out from under the refrigerator of illegal alien status at nearly the same moment the abominable Obamacare begins dismantling our healthcare system from the inside out. With Obamacare — about which virtually every statement President Barack Obama and his accomplices made was an outright lie — already thinning the ranks of physicians and jacking up premiums nationwide, the influx of newly legal consumers by the burro-load will kick the legs out of an already wobbly operating table. More people + fewer providers = a personal injury lawyer’s fantasyland. And as pretty much everyone with a soul knows, a personal injury lawyer’s fantasyland is a nightmare for the rest of us.

One of the talking points the Democrats and their weak-kneed Republican enablers have deployed in a an effort to distract from the ill-conceived idea of granting amnesty to illegal aliens entails demanding a renewal of investment in a supposedly crumbling national infrastructure. I’m certainly a fan of bridges not crumbling while I’m driving across them, but I hardly see how adding every Tomas, Diego and Hernando in the Western Hemisphere to the traffic load on the 405 will help.

One would presume that the newest members of the potential workforce might want food, clothing and shelter. Either they’ll get it by pursuing jobs that don’t involve trimming the hedges at Stephen Spielberg’s Malibu estate, or they’ll follow their fellow low-information Democratic voters onto the welfare rolls. As a result, either competition for jobs will progress from the usual permanent recession Obama has imposed on the Nation, or the average taxpayer will be forced to carry an even heavier burden of layabouts and loafers. On top of that, the appetite of a government expanded to meet the requirements of a 10 percent jump in the legal population will grow exponentially larger, demanding an ever-expanding portion of the legitimate workforce’s paycheck.

Beyond taking a wrecking ball to America’s healthcare, infrastructure and economy, the flood of illegal aliens will exact a massive toll across the board. Imagine millions upon millions more schoolchildren, teenage drivers, customers at the grocery store and senior citizens vying for the early-bird special at the Kountry Kookin’ Kitchen buffet.

One way or another, by granting illegal aliens and illegal aliens-to-be a free pass to the front of the line, our Senators guarantee we all end up begging for scraps from the government that chained us up in the first place.

On the plus side, there’s likely to be real estate going cheap in Mexico.

–Ben Crystal

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • http://n/a c batzer

    ” A wrecking ball through the healthcare delivery system”; well said! Every day when I wake up I cannot believe that I am in America. This “Transformation” has already taken place, fundamentally, as promised. We have a subversive in the White House and our Representatives and Journalists are living in fear under tyrannical threats for non-compliance with the Agenda. We must fight to get law and order back. I don’t know how. This system is lawless now. FREEDOM & SMALL GOVERNMENT.

  • shadow1776

    MdThe Government never should have gotten that big. If someone in congress farts, they want to hire someone to check the guys pants. Its Ludacris that these people run our country. I think we would be safer with the 3 stooges

  • Don miller

    Do what our founders did fight for what you know is right its now or never people it’s our fault this country is heading down the toilet now it’s up to us and only us to take it back force or not it’s something that has to be done or give up and kiss your -ss goodbye for me and mine I choose to stand and fight till I go down or can’t fight anymore if we don’t unite and stand as one with each other it’s all over so today is the day we the people make a very important choice stop the chatting and take action our words are falling on deaf ears that don’t give two hoots what we say the only fear they have is if and when we stand united cause united people we are a force to be reckoned with not something I would want to face 100 million armed Americans get what they want no military or police force wants to go up against that we the people when united are one of the greatest forces on this planet don’t let our children and grandchildren down show them how it’s done close this corrupt government down the. Dry reason we have Islamic terriosts in this country is because our government imported them it’s called treason and every politician in Washington is guilty we the people should hold trial for these bastards and most of us know what the sentence will be what would happen to us if we did these treasonous acts they would probably put us to death stand up unite and march don’t let them bring it to us take it to their house

  • Truman

    Well said. Now a modest proposal for an immigration bill.

    The Feds set an annual quota for the number of “legal” immigrants. They must demonstrate they will, without a doubt, work to become a naturalized citizen. They must learn English. And they cannot become a citizen in less than 14 years.

    Please note: there is no provision to allow illegal immigrants to come into or remain in the country. They have broken the law by entering the country illegally or overstaying their Visa. According to existing immigration laws this here illegally should have already been deported. President Eisenhower did just that. He closed the borders. It was a program called “Operation Wetback.” However that is not PC. Plus there are probably as many illegals here as there are Hispanics. So we could call the new program “Operation Go Home.”

    Yeah I know. Employers would have to pay Americans more to do those jobs. Get over it.

  • Steve

    It’s way past time to physically go to DC & remove all of the current elected officials! Then we can start fresh with new electees & put in place safe guards against having senatorial or congressionary positions more than 2, 2 yr terms. No more of these lazy butt officials having a lifetime position in any political post! The President elects will be investigated to determine their BIRTH ORIGINS! There will no longer be any doubt as to their true identities! The IRS will be abolished so no more $100, 000, 000 vacations on tax payor backs! We will have the original UNITED STATES of AMERICA back in the hands of the people!


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