Dr. Wysong's Blog - IMMIGRATION
In an ideal world, everyone should be able to move about without regard to borders. But this is not an ideal world. It is a real world in which borders are necessary to keep some semblance of order and peace.
Borders aren’t just around nations, they are everywhere. There is a natural space of just a few feet surrounding our person that defines a border we don’t permit others to cross unless invited. Think not? Then go up to someone and put your face four inches from theirs and see what happens. We also don’t want everyone and their brother walking across the borders of our homes or our yards. Our cars, bedrooms, bathrooms, and places of business all have borders. That’s what walls and doors are. Even animals do not freely commingle. They have an invisible border that creates enough space for them to feel secure.
Politicians who argue for open borders erect the most impenetrable borders of all. To protect their person and privacy, they make tax payers pay for their bunkers, bullet proof windows, and secret service. Hypocrisy knows no limit for those on the public dole.
People, communities, and nations create borders in order to define property rights, permit privacy, and create security. We allow people across the borders of our homes only by invitation. We call the police if others intrude. Nations normally do the same.
There was a time, however, when America opened its doors to everyone. The riff raff of Europe, their criminals, impoverished, and persecuted came in droves. The famous Statue of Liberty poem by Emma Lazarus says, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled massed yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore…”
Those braving the trans-Atlantic crossing in wooden ships with nothing but the clothes on their backs were desperate. But they weren’t looking for, and most certainly did not expect, a hand out. They had their sights set on opportunity derived from hard work in a new meritocracy called America. Out of desperation, and the freedom America provided, these immigrants became the most resourceful, creative, and driven people on Earth. Immigrants at that time were the ones with the most get up and go, both figuratively and literally. They were the seeds of the greatest economic and free country the world has ever known.
Oh, and one other thing, the strongest driver of their character was that they knew that freedom did not mean equality in terms of results, it meant they could fail and starve to death. Fear is the greatest motivator of all.
That was reality then; now is a different matter entirely—and you don’t get to mix the two.
Now is a new reality made possible by the enormous wealth built by the hard work and industry of those early immigrants. This wealth, along with a whole lot of government corruption resulting from perverse politicians doing what gets votes rather than what is right, has created a false reality where people get paid to merely exist and suffer no consequences for their errors or sloth. Rather than the original intended country of freedom and opportunity, we now have a society of tax slaves and welfare recipients. Forty million Americans are on food stamps. Almost half the population doesn’t pay any dues (income taxes) for use of the country’s infrastructure, or its protection.
Perhaps early on such accidental socialism was well intentioned, born out of sympathy and empathy for those among us not enjoying the surfeit of wealth blossoming from a free society. But, as with all things that begin with good motives, people and their institutions—particularly those dependent upon winning votes—take the bloom from the rose.
Present American government sees creating a permanent underclass of dependents that has voting rights (millions of poor, unskilled, illegal immigrants) as their ticket to maintaining and expanding power. To win their favor, politicians grant amnesty from law and throw bones of social aid. There is little interest in demanding that such immigrants lift themselves. Political institutions, and their magnanimity with other people's money, get no credit for such individual initiative.
Although done under the guise of “fairness,” this is truly a perversion of both a free society and compassion. Freedom has nothing to do with having your needs taken care of by the labors of others; compassion has nothing to do with removing your motivation for self improvement and making your own way in life. Humans can’t uplift themselves without taking full responsibility for themselves. Help, particularly of the guaranteed sort, breeds weakness.
Back in the building America reality, there were no incentives to be non-productive, such as: welfare, unemployment benefits, free health care, participation trophies in schools, government housing, subsidized transportation, free food, checks for doing nothing…and union negotiated months off with pay if you are a bus driver in New York who gets spit on by a passenger. Today these freebies are like a recruiting poster for massive illegal immigration.
Originally, immigrants had to integrate into society and learn the language in order to succeed and survive. Our new land of Oz is built upon notions of entitlement, accommodation, diversity, multiculturalism and like generosities that people come up with when they have more money and time tha-*-------------n they know what to do with. We forget that our fat and secure society was made on the backs of legal immigrants who knew what sweat and calluses were, and who had enough sense to demand patriotism and a common language. Today we encourage immigrants to carry their national loyalty with them, preserve their language and customs, sail their flag, create radio, newspaper, and television stations in their native tongues, have exclusive ethnic organizations, establish tax-free religions that teach sedition and terrorism, make racist political caucuses, and get funded degrees in, what else?...ethnic studies.
In an effort to be perceived as “fair” so as to get votes, politicians erase our national border, provide immigrant perks at the expense of tax-paying citizens, and encourage ethnic divisions (borders) within. How can this possibly result in anything short of a divided, nonproductive, economically collapsing (people think they need only vote their way to prosperity), and nonfunctional society at odds with itself?
Thinking Word — meritocracy - \mer·i·toc·ra·cy\ Click for pronunciation -noun: A system in which advancement is based on individual ability or achievement.
“If the immigrant is over 65, they can apply
for Social Security and Medicaid and get more than a
citizen on Social Security, who worked
from 1944 until 2004.
A citizen gets $791 per month
if born in 1924.
The federal government provides a single refugee
a monthly allowance of $1,890 plus $580
in social assistance, for a total of
$2,470 a month.
This compares to a single pensioner,
who after contributing to the growth and
development of America for 40 to 50
years, can receive a monthly
maximum of $1,012.”
Taken from the Medicare website www.medicare.gov/basics/socialsecurity.asp
“ Welcome to the Medicare Eligibility Tool—This section of the site is designed to provide you with information about your Medicare eligibility and enrollment. You will be asked to answer a series of questions. The number of questions, as well as the questions themselves will be dynamic based on your answers. Once we have collected enough information, we will display detailed information tailored to your specific situation. Please note that Social Security will make the final decision on your eligibility and enrollment status. If you are not a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted alien who has lived in the U.S. continuously for a five-year period, please contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 for your Medicare enrollment and eligibility. “
“During The Great Depression, President Herbert Hoover ordered the deportation of ALL illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American citizens who desperately needed work..
Harry Truman deported over two million Illegal's after WWII to create jobs for returning veterans.
Again in 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower deported 13 million Mexican Nationals! The program was called 'Operation Wetback'. It was done so WWII and Korean War Veterans would have a better chance at jobs. It took 2 Years to deport all of them.”
“If you cross the North Korean border illegally you get 12 years hard labor.
If you cross the Iranian border illegally you are detained indefinitely.
If you cross the Afghanistan border illegally, you get shot.
If you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally you will be jailed.
If you cross the Chinese border illegally you may never be heard from again.
If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally you will be branded a spy.
If you cross the Cuban border illegally you will be thrown into political prison.
If you cross the U.S. border illegally you can get
* A job,
* A driver’s license,
* Social security card,
* Food stamps,
* Credit cards,
* Subsidized rent or a loan to buy a house,
* Free education,
* Free health care,
* A lobbyist in Washington
* Billions of dollars worth of public documents printed in your language
* The right to carry your country's flag while you protest that you don't get enough respect
* and, in many instances, you can vote.”