Thinking on US race-wars . . .

The following is taken from a comment that was posted on a Yahoo! News article that tried to explore the Constitutionality of Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration law.  I don’t necessarily agree with it, but thought it was an interesting point-of-view to consider. – V

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For almost 150 years the United States has been conducting an interesting experiment. The subjects of the experiment: black people and working-class whites.

The hypothesis to be tested: Can a people taken from the jungles of Africa and forced into slavery be fully integrated as citizens in a majority white population?

The whites were descendants of European societies who had created several majestic civilizations. The former slaves had been tribal peoples with no written language and virtually no intellectual achievements. Acting on a policy that was not fair to either group, the government released newly freed black people into a white society that saw them as inferiors. America has struggled with racial discord ever since.

Decade after decade the problems persisted but the experimenters never gave up. They insisted that if they could find the right formula the experiment would work, and concocted program after program to get the result they wanted. They created the Freedman’s Bureau, passed civil rights laws, tried to build the Great Society, declared War on Poverty, ordered race preferences, built housing projects, and tried midnight basketball.

Their new laws intruded into people’s lives in ways that would have been otherwise unthinkable. They called in National Guard troops to enforce school integration. They outlawed freedom of association. Over the protests of parents, they put white children on buses and sent them to black schools and vice versa. They tried with money, special programs, relaxed standards, and endless hand-wringing to close the “achievement gap.” To keep white backlash in check they began punishing public and even private statements on race. They hung up Orwellian public banners that commanded whites to “Celebrate Diversity!” and “Say No To Racism.” Nothing was off limits if it might salvage the experiment.

Some thought that what W.E.B. Du Bois called the Talented Tenth would lead the way for black people. A group of elite, educated blacks would knock down doors of opportunity and show the world what blacks were capable of. There is a Talented Tenth. They are the black Americans who have become entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors and scientists. But ten percent is not enough. For the experiment to work, the ten percent has to be followed by a critical mass of people who can hold middle-class jobs and promote social stability. That is what is missing.

Through the years, too many black people continue to show an inability to function and prosper in a culture unsuited to them. Detroit is bankrupt, the south side of Chicago is a war zone, and majority-black cities all over America are beset by degeneracy and violence. And blacks never take responsibility for their failures. Instead, they lash out in anger and resentment.

Across the generations and across the country, (as we have seen in Detroit, Watts, Newark, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and now Ferguson) rioting and looting are just one racial incident away. The white elite would tell us that this doesn’t mean the experiment has failed. We just have to try harder. We need more money, more time, more understanding, more programs, more opportunities.

But nothing changes no matter how much money is spent, no matter how many laws are passed, no matter how many black geniuses are portrayed on TV, and no matter who is president. Some argue it’s a problem of “culture,” as if culture creates people’s behavior instead of the other way around. Others blame “white privilege.”

But since 1965, when the elites opened America’s doors to the Third World, immigrants from Asia and India–people who are not white, not rich, and not “connected”–have quietly succeeded. While the children of these people are winning spelling bees and getting top scores on the SAT, black “youths” are committing half the country’s violent crime–crime, which includes viciously punching random white people on the street for the thrill of it, that has nothing to do with poverty.

The experiment has failed. Not because of culture, or white privilege, or racism. The fundamental problem is that white people and black people are different. They differ intellectually and temperamentally. These differences result in permanent social incompatibility.

Our rulers don’t seem to understand just how tired their white subjects are with this experiment. They don’t understand that white people aren’t out to get black people; they are just exhausted with them. They are exhausted by the social pathologies, the violence, the endless complaints, the blind racial solidarity, the bottomless pit of grievances, the excuses, and the reflexive animosity.

The elites explain everything with “racism,” and refuse to believe that white frustration could soon reach the boiling point

Taxing or Spending . . .

I see a lot of press about whether we need to raise taxes or decrease spending or  . . . . whatever.

As usual in US politics, people on one side see little to like about anything said by the other side.  If you advocate raising taxes, you seem to think that everyone can afford to give 80% of their income to the government without any damage to the economy while money grows on trees.  If you advocate for cutting spending, generally you seem to think that there is nothing the government currently does that is a legitimate function of government, and the US government should be able to pay all of it’s bills for under $100 million.  Both of those are absurd exaggerations, and neither is true.

What I don’t usually see happening is anyone looking for a middle ground where both sides get a bit of what they want.  Is there a way to cut costs while maintaining needed programs?  I think so.

I have a hard, real-world reality to share with you.  It does not matter how great your idea is, if we can’t implement it without taking on extra debt, we literally can not afford it.  We have more than $17 Trillion in debt right now, and our unfunded commitments between now and 2040 will push that up over $26 Trillion.  There is no more money to spend.

Here in the US we currently have up to 20% of the population either unemployed or working outside of their field.  That is “up to about” 62 million people. Some estimates put the number of illegal aliens in this country at similar proportions.  So, if we were to mandate the use of e-Verify for all jobs and all employers in the nation, we’d be giving 20 million  jobs currently held by illegal aliens back to unemployed workers who want to go back to work.

Guess what.  That’s 20 million taxable paychecks.  If you allow an average income of $30,000/yr. each, that is another $20,000,000,000/yr. in taxes. The US Government’s revenue stream goes up automatically without having to raise taxes on ANYONE.  If we locked spending at current levels and took that extra income and used it for paying DOWN the debt we already have, then eventually we’d be debt-free.  All of the money we currently spend on paying the interest on our national debt could go to new programs (infrastructure?) or, we could actually cut the tax rate.  Wow, what a concept.

Oh, and an added bonus.  Without those illegal jobs, some of those illegal aliens would have to go back to their home countries, thus reducing the load on our entitlement programs.  More savings, faster route to debt-freedom.

Mexico Laws on business and immigration . . .

MEXICO’S CONSTITUTION:

• The Mexican constitution expressly forbids non-citizens to participate in the country’s political life.
Non-citizens are forbidden to participate in demonstrations or express opinions in public about domestic politics. Article 9 states, “only citizens of the Republic may do so to take part in the political affairs of the country.” Article 33 is unambiguous: “Foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.”

• The Mexican constitution denies fundamental property rights to foreigners.  If foreigners wish to have certain property rights, they must renounce the protection of their own governments or risk confiscation. Foreigners are forbidden to own land in Mexico within 100 kilometers of land borders or within 50 kilometers of the coast.  Article 27 states, “Only Mexicans by birth or naturalization and Mexican companies have the right to acquire ownership of lands, waters, and their appurtenances, or to obtain concessions for the exploitation of mines or of waters. The State may grant the same right to foreigners, provided they agree before the Ministry of Foreign Relations to consider themselves as nationals in respect to such property, and bind themselves not to invoke the protection of their governments in matters relating thereto; under penalty, in case of noncompliance with this agreement, of forfeiture of the property acquired to the Nation. Under no circumstances may foreigners acquire direct ownership of lands or waters within a zone of one hundred kilometers along the frontiers and of fifty kilometers along the shores of the country.” (Emphasis added)

• The Mexican constitution denies equal employment rights to immigrants, even legal
ones, in the public sector. 
“Mexicans shall have priority over foreigners under equality of circumstances for all classes of concessions and for all employment, positions, or commissions of the Government in which the status of citizenship is not indispensable. In time of peace no foreigner can serve in the Army nor in the police or public security forces.” (Article 32)

• The Mexican constitution guarantees that immigrants will never be treated as real Mexican citizens, even if they are legally naturalized.
Article 32 bans foreigners, immigrants, and even naturalized citizens of Mexico from serving as military officers, Mexican-flagged ship and airline crew, and chiefs of seaports and airports:
“In order to belong to the National Navy or the Air Force, and to discharge any office or commission, it is required to be a Mexican by birth. This same status is indispensable for captains, pilots, masters, engineers, mechanics, and in general, for all personnel of the crew of any vessel or airship protected by the Mexican merchant flag or insignia. It is also necessary to be Mexican by birth to discharge the position of captain of the port and all services of practique and airport commandant, as well as all functions of customs agent in the Republic.”

• An immigrant who becomes a naturalized Mexican citizen can be stripped of his Mexican citizenship if he lives again in the country of his origin for more than five years, under Article 37. Mexican-born citizens risk no such loss.

• Foreign-born, naturalized Mexican citizens may not become federal lawmakers (Article 55), cabinet secretaries (Article 91) or supreme court justices (Article 95).

• The president of Mexico must be a Mexican citizen by birth AND his parents must also be Mexican-born citizens (Article 82), thus giving secondary status to Mexican-born citizens born of immigrants.

• The Mexican constitution singles out “undesirable aliens.” Article 11 guarantees federal protection against “undesirable aliens resident in the country.”

• The Mexican constitution provides the right of private individuals to make citizen’s arrests.
Article 16 states, “in cases of flagrante delicto, any person may arrest the offender and his accomplices, turning them over without delay to the nearest authorities.” Therefore, the Mexican constitution appears to grant Mexican citizens the right to arrest illegal aliens and hand them over to police for prosecution.

• The Mexican constitution states that foreigners may be expelled for any reason and without due process.
According to Article 33, “the Federal Executive shall have the exclusive power to compel any foreigner whose remaining he may deem inexpedient to abandon the national territory immediately and without the necessity of previous legal action.”

MEXICO’S IMMIGRATION LAW:

• Mexico welcomes only foreigners who will be useful to Mexican society:
– Foreigners are admitted into Mexico “according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress.” (Article 32)
– Immigration officials must “ensure” that “immigrants will be useful elements for the country and that they have the necessary funds for their sustenance” and for their dependents. (Article 34)
– Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets “the equilibrium of the national demographics,” when foreigners are deemed detrimental to “economic or national interests,” when they do not behave like good citizens in their own country, when they have broken Mexican laws, and when “they are not found to be physically or mentally healthy.” (Article 37)
– The Secretary of Governance may “suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest.” (Article 38)

• Mexican authorities must keep track of every single person in the country:
– Federal, local and municipal police must cooperate with federal immigration authorities upon request, i.e., to assist in the arrests of illegal immigrants. (Article 73)
– A National Population Registry keeps track of “every single individual who comprises the population of the country,” and verifies each individual’s identity. (Articles 85 and 86)
– A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants (Article 87), and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number (Article 91).
• Foreigners with fake papers, or who enter the country under false pretenses, may be imprisoned:
– Foreigners with fake immigration papers may be fined or imprisoned. (Article 116)
– Foreigners who sign government documents “with a signature that is false or different from that which he normally uses” are subject to fine and imprisonment. (Article 116)

• Foreigners who fail to obey the rules will be fined, deported, and/or imprisoned as felons:
– Foreigners who fail to obey a deportation order are to be punished. (Article 117)
– Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. (Article 118)
– Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison (Articles 119, 120 and 121). Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa while in Mexico — such as working with out a permit — can also be imprisoned.

• Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. The General Law on Population says,
– “A penalty of up to two years in prison and a fine of three hundred to five thousand pesos will be imposed on the foreigner who enters the country illegally.” (Article 123)
– Foreigners with legal immigration problems may be deported from Mexico instead of being imprisoned. (Article 125)
– Foreigners who “attempt against national sovereignty or security” will be deported. (Article 126)

• Mexicans who help illegal aliens enter the country are themselves considered criminals under the law:
– A Mexican who marries a foreigner with the sole objective of helping the foreigner live in the country is subject to up to five years in prison. (Article 127)
– Shipping and airline companies that bring undocumented foreigners into Mexico will be fined. (Article 132)
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Yet they reserve the right to meddle in US internal affairs and send their citizens into our country to demand “rights” they won’t give to anyone from any other country.  The United States needs to pass one new law – no foreigner illegally within US Territory has any rights within the US that their home country does not grant to foreigners there.

Illegal Immigrant “Do’s” and “Don’ts” . . .

Sorry, but I have to schedule this one ahead of time because I need to take my computer in for a check-up.  It’s been suggested that I might have a cooling fan malfunctioning.

 

Places you WONT see illegal border jumping Mexicans

  • Volunteering at the Meals on Wheels program for senior citizens
  • Mentoring dis-advantaged youth at the Boys and Girls Club
  • Donating Turkeys on Thanksgiving to Saint Anthony’s Dining hall
  • Fundraising for the local SPCA animal shelter
  • Helping out at the Police Activities League
  • Participating in PTA meetings
  • The Department of Motor Vehicles: Drivers License Division
  • Taking ESL Classes (ESL = English as a Second Language)

Places you WILL see illegal border jumping Mexicans

  • Marching in the streets demanding their ” rights”
  • The local Food Stamp office
  • Criminal Court
  • The Free Food Bank
  • Local Hospital Emergency Room/ Maternity Ward
  • State and Federal Penitentiary’s
  • Fleeing the scene of an accident
  • Stealing anything that isn’t bolted down

Wealth vs. welfare quote . . .

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

~~~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931

Immigration Reform

One of the hot button topics in politics these days is “immigration reform”.  The truly sad thing is, even those who talk about it fail to define what it is they are talking about before attempting to say whether or not they agree with you about it.  This is a crucial point, for, if we start with immigration law as it currently exists (not as it is currently enforced) – there are two directions you can go that both count as “reform”.  One path would, at the most extreme, grant instant citizenship to everyone currently within the US borders.  The other path, also at the most extreme, would be to declare open season on anyone who can’t produce papers that verify legal residency and allow them to be shot in the street.  Both ideas are “immigration reform”.  Also, IMHO, both ideas are wrong.

That is not to say that we don’t need to make some changes, we just need to be careful what changes we make.   For some perspective, when Ronald Reagan was confronted about illegal immigration back in 1986, the consensus was to grant an amnesty so that everyone here would be legal, and supposedly that would fix everything.  The official estimates at the time said we had approximately 2 million people here illegally.  They got the amnesty – and suddenly 2 million swelled to 2.5 million, and some estimates now say we may have granted amnesty to upwards of 10 million.  Twenty years later, the debate began raging again, with the complication that in 2006 our economy went into the toilet as the housing bubble burst and the investment banks collapsed.  How many illegals did we have then?  The official estimate at the time was 10 million – but now some official sources are admitting it may be OVER 20 million.

If we work only with the original estimates (2 million in 1986, 10 million now) we see a 5x increase after the amnesty.  If we apply that ONLY to the original estimates, and try to project what will happen in the future, we can safely predict that what happened before will happen again.  If we give 10 million illegal visitors an amnesty now, in 20 years we will have to deal with AT LEAST another 50 Million.  50 million is approximately 1/6th of our current legal national population.

We can not afford to grant an amnesty while legal residents and citizens who need meaningful full-time jobs do not have them.  Fortunately, we do not need to grant an amnesty – nor do we need the huge expenditures of mass deportations, either.  All that we need to do is make our society so toxic to undocumented residents and illegal workers that they chose to leave because they are convinced that they are better off somewhere else.  I have a 5-step plan for making this happen.

1.  Anchor babies – this is the hardest part of my plan, because it would require one of two things to happen.  Either we would need for the SCOTUS to rule that the 14th Amendment is not absolute, and does not apply to children born to non-citizen parents, or we need another Constitutional Amendment.  Either way, what we need to do is limit birthright citizenship to only children who have AT LEAST one parent who is already a citizen.  Where they are born would be less important than the fact of one parent being a citizen – because we can’t hold it against the kid if they have 2 parents who are citizens – serving at the US Embassy in France at the time the child is born.  As another part of this step, we need to make absolutely certain that no one (not even the newborn babies) gets citizenship for illegally entering the country.  There is one thing every parent instinctively knows – if you reward bad behavior, you WILL get more bad behavior.

2. Mandate e-Verify for all employers nationally, no exemptions for anyone or any type of work.

3. No entitlements for anyone not legally here.  That applies to housing, welfare, health care, food stamps, WIC – anything that is a national entitlement program.  Not only would someone who can’t prove legal residency be prevented from using these programs themselves, but they would be blocked from using them on behalf of any dependents.

4. No free jail-time. Deport all illegal aliens convicted of any crime automatically, then see if they can get the courts to overturn their deportation.  In several of our south-western states more than 80% of the long-term prison populations are illegally inside the US.  These are felons who were convicted of crimes like breaking and entering, armed robbery, assault, rape, and murder.  The problem is – we’re supporting them.  It’s the ultimate entitlement program!  All they have to do is cross the border illegally, walk up to a bar and start a vicious fight, and when the cops show up, surrender – and they get 10 years of free room and board, with free health care that is better than our veterans get!  Some prisons even give free cable TV and access to fitness rooms to work out.

5. Fine all employers caught using “undocumented workers” $10k/worker/offense, and use the fines to finance the deportations.  Let me spell out how this would work:  If the INS raids a restaurant and finds 5 illegal workers there, that is a $50,000 fine.  Most restaurants I’ve worked in made less than $2,000 per day, and have to pay rent, utilities and buy food supplies out of that before they look at payroll.  One $50,000 fine is more than their total profit for an entire fiscal quarter.  Expand that to a factory – where one INS raid might catch 200 illegal workers in it’s net.  That’s a $2 Million fine – per incident.  All of those illegal workers would be processed by fingerprinting, DNA sampling, a photograph taken, (all of that information would be permanently stored in a national database tied directly into the E-Verify system) and then automatic deportation.

Quote of the Day . . . or “of the last century?”

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

~~~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931