Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I Couldn't Have Said It Better

This is the only comprehensive immigration reform we need and deserve:
Courtesy of the Jerry Doyle Show:

JERRY DOYLE”S
LEGAL IMMIGRATION

10 COMMANDMENTS



1. IF YOU ENTER THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ILLEGALLY OR OVERSTAY YOUR VISA, YOU WILL NEVER BE ELIGIBLE TO BECOME A CITIZEN OF THE US. NO EXCEPTIONS.

2. IF YOU HIRE SOMEONE WHO IS ILLEGAL, YOU AND / OR YOUR BUSINESS WILL BE FINED $50,000.00 PER EMPLOYEE. “STRICT LIABILITY” WILL BE THE LEGAL STANDARD.

3. THE POLICY OF “ANCHOR BABIES” IS NO LONGER THE LAW. YOU ARE ONLY ELIGIBLE TO BE A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES IF YOU ARE BORN “OF” A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

4. “SANCTUARY CITIES AND / OR STATES” WILL RECEIVE NO FEDERAL TAX DOLLAR REVENUE SHARING OR MATCHING. FEDERAL HIGHWAY SPEED LIMIT STANDARDS WILL BE THE TEMPLATE.

5. “SANCTUARY HOUSES OF WORSHIP”, IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF US LAW, WILL LOSE THEIR TAX EXEMPT STATUS.




6. FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, DOING BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES, WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM OFFERING AND PROVIDING ANY INCENTIVE PROGRAM(S), ANY DISCOUNT LOAN(S), SUBSIDIZED CHECKING AND / OR SAVINGS ACCOUNT(S) OR ANY “SPECIAL” OFFER(S) TO ANYONE IN THIS COUNTRY ILLEGALLY.

7. PUBLIC EDUCATION, MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICES, HOUSING, SOCIAL SERVICES, FOOD STAMPS, SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, SSDI AND ANY OTHER US GOVERNMENT PROGRAM WILL BE FOR THE BENEFIT OF LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES ONLY.

8. ANY PERSON(S), CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION(S), OR BUSINESS ENTITY THAT HARBORS ANY ILLEGAL ALIEN(S) WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY BE CHARGED WITH A FEDERAL OFFENSE AND LOSE THEIR CITIZENSHIP.

9. GUEST WORKER VISAS WILL BE ISSUED ON A 5 YEAR TRAILING AVERAGE OF THE AGGREGATE NUMBER OF VISAS ISSUED WITH ADJUSTMENTS FOR PROJECTED GDP GROWTH AND / OR CONTRACTION.

10. ENGLISH WILL BE THE ONLY LANGUAGE USED IN THE PUBLIC WORKPLACE, PUBLIC EDUCATION, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND FACILITIES, HOSPITALS AND RELATED MEDICAL FACILITIES AND THE FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM. ALL VOTING FOR FEDERAL OFFICES WILL BE DONE IN ENGLISH ONLY.

5 comments:

coboble said...

I agree with (1) and (7)

As far as (2) goes, I think that anyone found to be hiring illegal aliens and NOT paying them the same they would a citizen, and in anyway using the status of the employee as a means to get them to work in conditions which would not be allowed for a citizen, should be fined that amount (or more).

I do NOT agree with (3), because I know that the ONLY thing most US citizens did to earn their own citizenship was to be born on US soil. However, I don't think that having a baby here, entitles the parents to any citizenship rights.

If we implement (5) perhaps we should take away the tax exempt status of ALL houses of worship.
Telling a church to go against what it believes is correct usually doesn't work. Religious beliefs are usually much stronger than national loyalty.

I have a belief in following the law UNLESS The law goes against some higher belief of mine (right versus wrong). This doesn't mean I am against OTHERS being legally allowed to do something I find morally wrong (as long as there is not a victim); but I will not follow any law which requires me to go against some higher value of my own.
I have issues with (8).

If I am friends with someone who is here illegally; and I help them, do I deserve to be punished?

MAX Redline said...

Most of this works really well for me. In particular, item #5, regarding "sanctuary houses of worship" strikes home because of the Islamonuts using their mosques to conceal bomb-assembly operations.

A house of worship is one thing. Using that status to harbor illegal activity is quite another.

coboble said...

Max,
I agree the making of weapons is an issue, but then I guess my "Morality over Legality" doesn't interfere with my thought here.

Churches have often been a sanctuary for the oppressed, and to punish this behavior bothers me.
People who feel they should help others and who feel this is what God wants them to do should not be punished for doing so.

However, maybe those using churches to build weapons feel their God wants them to do this also.

Now I have myself confused over right and wrong. I should quit typing before I get even more confused.

Bobkatt said...

Thanks for your thoughtful comments. I understand your concern for illegals being abused but they do not belong here. The very fact that they can be paid less and mistreated is the reason there is not more mainstream objection to the open border. Often they are not paid less than citizens because their willing to work for less drives down wages of all workers. If you don't like it you can be easily replaced. When employers cry that they can't find people willing to do the work they offer it is because they don't offer high enough wages.
On no. 3-I couldn't disagree with you more. Your position sounds like the spoiled child who tells their parents, "I didn't ask to be born". How can you ignore the sacrifices of your parents and all those Americans that made it possible for you to be an American citizen? You owe it to all those who bore the burden of making this country the greatest country on Earth that can offer what these immigrants want to cherish that citizenship.
On no.5- churches are not above the law. If they know that they are harboring someone who broke the law then they are morally obligated to to assist them to obey the law even if that means return them to their own country. If as Max says, a Mosque is harboring someone they know exploded a bomb here should they be allowed to offer sanctuary to him because they believe he was justified in killing infidels? This move by the "sanctuary" churches is nothing more than a publicity stunt. What are they going to do house millions of illegals that can't go outside, can't go to school, can't work? Sounds like prison to me.
On no. 8-yeah sounds a bit strict to me especially on the personal level. But if you are a charity that caters to helping people break the law then yes you should be punished.

Bobkatt said...

Coboble- this issue is not nearly as black and white (no pun intended) as it often is argued. Because I am against open borders, I am often accused of being a racist and a xenophobe with no heart. I realize that most of those coming here are just trying to better their life, a life that was often made unbearable by the situations created by greedy U.S. companies and corrupt local governments but coming here only allows those companies and governments to further exploit these people rather than deal with the problem. There is no reason that Mexico with all the resources and land that they have can not provide for their own people other than corruption and greed of a few.
Also, if we allow such large numbers to come here and not assimilate it drastically changes our culture. Our culture is what attracts them here. Millions are not flooding into Mexico to take advantage of what they offer.