MAY DAY, MAY DAY THE ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE COMING - THE SUNDAY COMMENTARY
When I was growing up, (I am going to date myself here), there was a very popular television program starring a very young Clint Eastwood. The program was titled, "Rawhide, " and Eastwood's character was Rowdy Yates a tough cowboy who spent his time on the range herding cattle and fighting bad guys. By now you are wondering, "what the heck does this have to do with illegal aliens ?" I'm getting to that. The title song for the program has become an icon in television music and to those of us who remember, a ballad of the old west. Some of the lyrics of this ballad are not only appropriate but should be applied to the May Day demonstrations. The song describes herding with lyrics like, "head ' em up, move 'em out, move 'em out, head 'em up Rawhide !" If the Governors of California, Arizona, New York and Illinois as well as other states where this demonstration takes place were actually interested in enforcing the laws of the United States, they would mobilize the National Guard to, "head up," and," move out" each alien who participates in this illegal protest. They would order their respective National Guard units to check for legal identification or green cards and for everyone who did not possess one or the other arrest and deportation would follow. If there was a question about whether the ID was valid or forged then the ID holder would be held until verification could be acquired and if not then deportation would also follow. This placating to illegal aliens for political correctness is ridiculous. They are plain and simple in violation of United States laws and as such should be treated as anyone else who BREAKS THE LAW !
This issue has been referred to by many as an immigration issue. I have also used this phrase in posts and have realized that immigration is not a correct description as to the status of the 12 million who are here illegally. An immigrant is one who travels to this country and legally follows the law in order to become and American citizen and an American, celebrating their heritage but adapting to the American way of life and speaking our language as well as following our laws. The 12 million who have illegally crossed our borders are illegal aliens and on May Day 2006 these illegal aliens are demanding that this country and the elected officials give them freely what they have not earned and reward them with amnesty and a quick path to citizenship for breaking our laws. Most do not want citizenship only a pay check they can send back to their families so they too can cross our border illegally. With the prospect that this illegal demonstration will work, reports show that potential illegal aliens are massing on the Mexican border in anticipation of a forth coming amnesty program. It is time to enforce the law and close the borders and end this debacle that is tearing this nation asunder. Amnesty programs have failed to curb the problem seven times since the early eighties. Each time the government granted amnesty to aliens it has only encouraged illegal crossing instead of ending it. We the legal people of the United States of America demand an end to this political correctness and blatant rewarding for breaking the law. We demand that those we have elected finally listen to the voice of the legal people in this land and stop this illegal activity. It does not take new legislation. We have more than enough laws already in existence, if properly enforced that will end this problem. Close the borders and enforce the laws......NOW!