Reward the Right Behavior

We live in a society that rewards wrong behavior. Fights erupt in grocery stores when people cut in line but President Obama thinks allowing illegal immigrants to jump in front of the citizenship line is a good idea. Immigrants who follow the rules, wait their turn, and eagerly await citizenship are at the back of the bus so politicians can reward those who broke the law.

It reminds me of my grammar school days where the teacher punished the whole class because a few were talking. There was no recess for the class unless the guilty party confessed or a classmate testified against him. That always struck me as stupid for three reasons. First, it proved the teacher was too lazy to employ basic skills to find the guilty party. Secondly, it put the students in an awkward position of either becoming a target of ridicule for “telling” on their friend or fostering resentment among the class. Finally, it taught the offender bad behavior is acceptable providing the masses are on your side.

It seems to me no one truly wants to stem illegal immigration. Politicians believe more illegals equals more votes, business executives supposedly lust for the “cheap labor,” and homeowners like spending $35 for an illegal immigrant to cut their grass versus $55 to a landscaper.

I have an idea. Legal immigrants should find their version of Rosa Parks to tell their illegal brethren to get to the back of the bus! I think they should form a political action committee and vote against any politician who grants illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship before them. Perhaps that will get the politicians’ attention.

We should fine any corporation that employs illegal immigrants one million dollars per illegal. We can put the money collected into the social security trust fund the politicians bankrupted by raiding and using the funds. Once that fund is whole again, we can debate the merits of a government funded retirement plan.

Finally, homeowners can use landscapers versus aiding and abetting criminals. Or, rather than walk an hour a day for exercise homeowners can cut their own lawns and be productive during exercise.
There are laws in place for a reason. Politicians, the Associated Press, or any media outlet calling illegal aliens undocumented immigrants does not change the fact they broke the law to get into this country.

A burglar does not get to keep the stolen merchandise when caught. White-collar criminals must pay recompense when caught. This is not a Robin Hood story where a happy ending justifies the means.
We need true leaders willing to do what is necessary to uphold the laws equally for all citizens.

About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 30 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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