Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Ya think!

“The boy’s pure dag-nasty evil!” the Obi Wan Kenobi look-alike proclaims.

“Uh-huh. Ya think?” a Mace Windu look-alike retorts sarcastically.

“Warned you we tried. Listened, you did not. Now %&^$#% we all shall be!” a Yoda look-alike exclaims.

This exchange, while innocent enough, reminds me always of issues the people have concerns over that their politicians ignore. Most recently, it is an example of the Republican Party and their dissolving support amongst voters. Some moron wrote a piece in the LA times proclaiming that the rising Hispanic voter population threw out republicans from California office for their support of Proposition 187 and all the Red Stater’s ran for the hills, proclaiming moderate stances on immigration. Sadly, the piece ignored the facts of the issues, and greatly distorted the facts, much to the conservative voter’s dismay.

The wisdom of Pete Wilson, not that I’ll proclaim that ever again, was to isolate and destroy a major California problem: illegal immigrants using state funded programs. Not only do they accelerate the demise of welfare programs by vastly increasing their use, but they also demolish the capability of public education. I oppose all of these programs anyways, and I think illegal immigrants merely accelerate the obvious resolution of these programs, by decreasing the period of time required to show how these programs fail. Nevertheless, their presence within the state was rapidly draining coffers for services such as Medical, Hospital Emergency Rooms, and Public Education. Knowing that this would force illegals out of the state, and thus, out of California’s hair, Pete Wilson supported this proposition and it passed by an overwhelming margin.

Then came the march of liberal ‘rights’ groups. Proving that they would support communist invaders, the ACLU took the proposition to court where they found some weed-smoking idiot (no doubt a Clinton appointee) to call the proposition ‘unconstitutional’ for targeting people who are not citizens.

Fast-forwarding to today, we find California bankrupt, with the lowest bond rating in the nation, without a solution to the problem of exponentially rising costs, and with no welcome solution to these problems. People throw boulders at the Governator for not working with a Legislature that only wants to raise taxes. People ignore the elephant in the room that is the education budget. People ignore the elephant in the room that is wall-to-wall labor union commercials. People ignore the elephant in the room that Wilson already solved this problem. People ignore that the Minutemen have been enormously successful in not just discouraging illegal immigration, but in providing intelligence about drug trafficking along the California-Mexico border.

So two neighboring governors have declared the border situation a disaster area, thus getting their hands on emergency funds to assist in the border counties’ needs. It will doubtless be only days (hours) before California follows suit. However, throwing money at this problem is not a solution, at least, not a solution for 20 years. Why can’t we just challenge the court’s ruling on prop 187? Why can’t we just kick these NON-citizens out of this country? Why can’t employers just hire felons? I mean, its not like the criminals in this nation wouldn’t work as hard as illegals do. Plus, they speak ENGLISH!!! I mean, these employers are ALREADY rewarding lawbreakers, why not give some second chances to our own lawless citizens?

So call me racist.

Call me ignorant.

Call me cruel.

Just know, that in the end, I am correct. The invasion of illegals will continue unless we do something to stop it. The invasion of illegals will continue until the rewards for emigrating are removed. The invasion will continue until their employers are severely reprimanded.

But what will they do? Where will they go?

Perhaps, just maybe, we could give them all shotguns as they return to Mexico, and then they can establish a lawful, constitutional Democracy in their own nation. Hell, I don’t care if they establish a flower-sniffing left-wing nut-job commune-living Socialist nation. Just stay the hell out of my country! While we welcome the dirty, poor, sick, and undesired into our country, there must be a process to their entrance. We must ensure for our own safety that those that emigrate here do not do harm to our people or society.

“Illegal immigration is pure dag-nasty evil!” The left-wing governor proclaimed.

“Uh huh. Ya think!” The long-suffering population replied.

“Warned you we tried. Listened, you did not. Now &$*&%@ we all are.” The right-wing blogger informed.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

NLRB and you

People send me e-mails about things they are worried about. I understand even as they shift the blame onto Bush, that what they are really angry about is the destruction of individual liberties. I think what people fail to understand about these rulings, and government action in general, is that I oppose them. That doesn’t mean I am going to run out and vote for John ‘Surrender before Victory’ Kerry. It also doesn’t mean I will throw away my vote on some principled libertarian or third party candidate. The problem we as voters in this country face, is that no candidate is willing to accomplish what we put them in office for. This is because expanding government is how they remain popular, because the people love government, so why would they then turn around and destroy what the people love?

· Social Security

· Welfare

· National Defense

· Medicare

· Foreign Aid

· Transportation

Everybody loves one of these programs. They are the ‘people’s pork’, and thus are widely supported by the people. When a demagogue runs back to his state and proclaims they got more cash for a transportation project, everyone cheers. The problem with the American people is they do not see that for every one of these popular programs, there is the growing danger of a larger central government. Just like with my argument regarding the judiciary, for every dollar the fed’s spend, the power of the fed’s over your life increases. Sure we love labor unions and government protection of workers. But then, over time, the NLRB begins to flex its muscle. This un-elected body makes some ‘unpopular’ decisions that affect workers in ways they didn’t intend to occur. Now you cannot fraternize if your company says so. Boo Hoo. But you can organize! Rejoice!

My argument against all of these ridiculous government agencies, whether it’s the Federal Reserve, the NLRB, or the ATF, is quite simple. While you may love some of their decisions and rejoice in a feeling of empowerment, you will one day become beholden to that same government’s unpopular decisions. The great danger is in believing that you are empowered at all by the government, for you are not. Brown v. Board of Education didn’t make people free. It gave the government power to step into your classroom. The NLRB didn’t give workers the power to organize and be fairly compensated; it enslaved them to the government. The ATF doesn’t protect people’s rights against organized crime; it empowers the government to murder you in your home. The toughest things I ever do are concurring or agree with a government’s power. The Constitution of the United States of America is a document that LIMITS the power of the Federal Government. The founder’s didn’t fear dirty water, corrupt businessmen, the children getting sick, or the lack of healthcare, they feared the government taking away their ‘God Given’ rights.

Our founder’s created this nation so they could worship without fear of persecution, so they could live their lives without fear of an entrenched and encroaching foreign military, and so they could manage their own nation without severe taxation by a distant and malignant parliament. They opposed a society broken into factions, although some strangely supported slavery, and they wanted a land where every man would have the opportunity to succeed. For 200 years this nation has thrived under the concepts of these rich white men. I have no doubt that George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson would stand side by side with me in proclaiming this government has grown too big for its britches. Indeed, Thomas Jefferson would no doubt be remarking in wonder to Frenchmen that it is about time for Alexander Hamilton to get off his ass and do something about it…

So while you go out to vote for prescription drug benefits, taxes on cigarettes for rich liberals (I mean, for the children), clean water, clean air, etc., remember you are trading off your own rights and liberties to get them.

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