by Wayne Simmes:
It has been noted, that the definition of insanity, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Back in the 1980’s our country had a huge illegal immigration problem. The proper and lawful solution would have been to round every undocumented person and send them back to the country they came from. But when that solution was even whispered the cries of foul went up from every corner of the globe. “How can you be so heartless?” they asked. Surely you cannot suggest that we send the children back to a country they have never known. And it would be unthinkable to break up families by sending the parents back while the children stay here.
So our President at the time, Ronald Reagan worked out a deal with congress, which in effect granted amnesty to 3 million illegals. In exchange we were supposed to get more border security. And for a time we did.
And that solved the illegal immigrant problem. Never again did people from other countries sneak across our borders and take up residence that they were not entitled to. Right? Of course not, when they saw that we did not have the stomach for enforcing our immigration laws they poured into the country in droves. In fact some estimate that we have over 20 million illegal immigrants living in the United States today.
The proper and lawful thing would be to round up every last one of them and deport them back to their home countries. But that would be heartless. How can you even think of deporting children that were brought here by their parents? Well, if you don’t have the stomach for that, at least round up the parents that brought them here and deport them. Oh, what a cruel heartless person you are. How can you even think of breaking up families? Does any of this sound familiar?
And once again our President, which I agree with in most things, is thinking of allowing these law breakers to stay in our country. And the trade-off he is looking for? More border security. And even that is beyond where the Democrats are willing to go. They want the “dreamers” (God I hate that term) to be able to stay, along with their parents but are unwilling to fund the border wall. And if they don’t get their way, they are going to shut down the government. They also may stomp their feet and throw a hissy fit.
If the first quote didn’t grab your attention, here is a closing one. “Those that refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
It is time we stopped appeasing people who have no respect for our laws. It is time we started enforcing the immigration laws we now have.