The premise used to be quite simple: Come here legally; be responsible for yourself and your family; assimilate; contribute to the economy; don’t cause any trouble. In exchange you are welcome to share in the promise of the American dream. That was our standard, and it was working quite well for the country and for immigrants, which of course meant that the Left had to mess with it, because anything that is working well is a threat to liberals. It makes them irrelevant, and we can’t have that. Thus it was time to begin dismantling all of the natural disincentives for being in this country illegally. Demonize the INS; fight against English as our official language; encourage the celebration of diversity and non-American heritage; insist on free schooling and welfare; misapply the 14th Amendment; deprive police of the power to check for ID and arrest those here illegally; limit deportations; weaken the integrity of our elections.
And the results are in. The population of illegal aliens in the U.S. has swelled to somewhere between 20 million and…who knows? Our prisons are crowded with illegals costing U.S. taxpayers billions. Americans have lost their lives and their property to illegals who commit more serious crimes. Our schools struggle and divert resources away from our own children to educate those here illegally. Our healthcare systems are overloaded. American tax dollars find their way into the pockets of illegals via fraud and waste, and these dollars are sent “home” to other nations.
Now, as tens of thousands of children and adults flood illegally into the U.S. from other countries, liberals are crying for “compassion.” I’m sorry but there is no place for ordinary compassion in a completely irrational world. When compassion is no longer defined as sympathy and help but instead means playing sucker to all those with the willingness and shrewdness to take unfair advantage, I say “No thanks” to being “compassionate.” If that leaves some who truly are victims out in the cold, they can thank liberals for that, because liberals have proven time and again that they cannot be trusted with my compassion.
Need another example? Look at our bloated and corrupted welfare system, courtesy of the American liberal. Each year billions and billions and more billions are being stolen from taxpayers to be given to freeloaders and scammers. As the sister of a man with severe mental illness who can’t possibly support himself I watch with outrage, frustration and heartache as money that’s intended to help the truly needy is stolen by parasites, enabled by liberal politicians who want to buy their votes and pat themselves on their backs for their philanthropy. I know firsthand that the need truly exists for some and yet I can’t blame anyone whose patience for “compassion” has been exhausted. Thanks, liberals. I hope you’re proud.
The nature of liberalism is such that there is nothing worthwhile that it won’t seek to destroy, because it is in the destruction that they find their power. It occurs both intentionally and as the unintentional result of the never-ending pursuit to gratify the liberal ego. To those who are acting intentionally to place this nation in a state of chaos, I understand that your cries for “compassion” are nothing more than a scheme to bully this nation into caving in to the Left’s demands for the agenda they like to call “reform.” To those who have fooled themselves into believing that they are acting for the public good and who can’t understand what’s happened to the compassion that Americans are known for, I say, “Look in the mirror and you will see the culprit staring back at you.”