May 03, 2006
quote of the day
"You can't do satire in a lunatic asylum or in present-day American politics."---tony Blankley
What's the difference?
Here is my second choice for "Quote of the Day," taken from the same editorial:
"Even the Republican president of the United States makes the nonest of non sequiturs, when he justifies doing nothing to enforce the border laws by claiming that these are decent humans just looking for a chance in life. Well, with the exception of the 29 percent of federal prisoners and similar numbers in state prisons, with the exception of those who seek our welfare, rather than a job..."
Kinda reminds me of the Mariel Boat Lift, without the boats.
I don't want to hear any more bullshit about how "hard-working" illegal immigrants are, or how "decent" they are, or how they simply are "seeking a better life." WTF does THAT have to do with ANYTHING? Those people are here ILLEGALLY. Period. They are BREAKING THE LAW. End of discussion.
Or at least it SHOULD be the end. Let ME get caught with 100 pounds of cocaine in my possession and see how willing the DEA is to ignore the law and grant ME amnesty because I'm a decent, hard-working guy simply seeking a better life. ("BWHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!"--- That's the sound of a federal judge hearing THAT kind of reasoning in his court, right before he hands me a long prison sentence.)
This issue is bigger than just illegal immigration. It's also about government cherry-picking which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore. If government is going to behave that way, what good is our precious "rule of law?"
I can answer that question with one word: nada.
(UPDATE: Nada, indeed.)
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