Unlocking the Border

I went to use a Men’s bathroom at a gas station and needed a key that, for some reason needed to be attached to a long stick weighted down with a one pound piece of metal. I don’t know about you but I don’t think I ever wanted to steal anything in a gas station Men’s Room.

Whenever I visit a friend in wealthy neighborhood I have to wait five minutes while listening to the sound of unlocking locks. Fast food places have security cameras. Banks have armed guards and security cameras. They even have cameras on traffic lights. People go to extreme measures to protect their information on computers.

So why do we allow illegal immigration and act as if we are an altruistic nation? We are aiding and abetting. The argument for illegal immigration is to help the law breakers get a better life. Isn’t that by definition why all people break the law?

When was the last time a burglar said he stole your property because he was jealous of your possessions? People steal things to sell them so they can get a better life. Duh!

On Monday, June 24, 2013, the Senate passed a test vote on an immigration overhaul that would legalize millions of illegal immigrants. The 67-27 vote to shut down debate on the amendment effectively shows the entire bill likely has more than enough votes to pass the chamber.

In effect, our government is supporting illegal activity. How is it any different than organized crime? How can Senators, Congressmen, and the President ever claim to believe in the rule of law with a straight face? A Conservative friend of mine once said laws are meaningless because the government can change them at any time rendering past prosecutions moot. At the time I thought he was nuts but now I’m not too sure.

Instead of granting amnesty and rewarding illegal behavior why not password protect the border? How about putting surveillance cameras on the border and pretend it is a donut shop. Apparently preventing “donut napping” is more important than preventing illegal immigration.

C.S. Lewis wrote a satirical novel called The Screwtape Letters. The story is a series of letters from a senior demon named Screwtape to his junior Tempter. Screwtape mentors his protégé on ways to convert an honest man to the dark side. In one of the letters, Screwtape instructs: “Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one–the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”

Those 67 Senators have put the country on the gentle slope. I can envision a savvy Defense Attorney making the case for his client’s amnesty because “he wanted a better life.” The precedent has been set before but now it is illuminated.

Those 67 Senators gave vote for the politicians, cheap labor for “Big Business”, law breakers a pardon, and the ultimate slap in the face to law abiding citizens. Somewhere Screwtape is basking in his glory.

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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