Children of Illegal Aliens Are Themselves Illegal Aliens
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently reiterated the law of the land regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) participants. Essentially, he stated that people in this country who are not eligible to be here according to American immigration laws are illegal aliens, period. And he used the term “alien” because that’s how the law reads.
It does not matter how these people got here, for what purposes they came, and how long they have been here illegally. None of that is relevant to upholding the integrity of the Constitution of the United States, which is the Attorney General’s (and the President’s) primary role. Nor does the degree of national guilt harbored toward people of Hispanic heritage make one bit of difference.
We are now hearing blathering about “compassion” and “having heart” from some who are accustomed to exploiting immigration laws, to prevent protection of our borders and sovereignty. We are also hearing from those who say it’s necessary to consider these DACA participants as a “special group,” with nothing more than vacuous emotions driving that assessment.
Progressives understandably oppose the Attorney General’s directive, because the more illegal aliens allowed to remain in our country, the more prospects for manipulating them to vote illegally for the Democrat Party during elections. A single vote is all that is necessary to tilt the Electoral College minimum requirement to clinch the presidency. Those 800,000 or so DACA participants, under control of the Democrat Party, are a palpable threat to the integrity of our political system.
The DACA program is just one of many anti-American, unconstitutional moves Barack Obama made during his eight-year effort to “fundamentally transform” America. To eradicate the DACA program is to reaffirm the supremacy of law over executive overreach.
A twisted sense of guilt drives some of this nation’s “Mexican problem.” That guilt will be the death of us if patriots do not firmly resist those under its spell.
Because America fought a contentious war with Mexico (and won, by the way) does not mean this nation owes anything to people of Hispanic heritage if they are not citizens. America owes nothing to anybody on this soil except its citizens, either natural born or naturalized, and born to legal American parents who are either natural born or naturalized themselves. (“Anchor babies” represent a skewed interpretation of the Constitution and should be outlawed.)
This affliction of guilt toward Hispanics is similar to that toward American blacks.
In the case of America’s enslavement of African blacks, slave states and free states eventually engaged in a bloody Civil War to settle the matter. The nation was torn between those on one or the other side of the conflict. The war with Mexico over the two nations’ boundaries came very close to a civil conflagration between those who supported the war effort against Mexico and those who opposed it. These historical events had a profound effect on the nation. Lingering feelings of guilt by some and hatred by others to this day affect many citizens who are not willing to let go of the past.
The bottom line, however, is the South and the nation of Mexico lost those wars. That is historical fact and can never be changed.
That my ancestors were enslaved for a couple of centuries in America (and likely in other places in the world, particularly in Africa) gives me no right whatsoever to blame someone living today. Even the blight of legal segregation during the 20th Century gives me no claim to special treatment in the 21st Century. Likewise, people of Mexican descent have no claim on the South Western United States. It no longer belongs to Mexico and never will again, despite what some delusional folks may desire.
American Indians fit a similar pattern of clinging to the past and should be regarded similarly.
Yes, Europeans came to this land, but so did the natives who were already here when Europeans arrived. Everybody in America came from somewhere else. They just arrived at different times in human history. There is no plausible proof that any group of people on American soil was on it from its creation.
The question becomes who can lay legitimate claim to the land, and history reveals that whoever is strong enough to occupy and hold it makes that claim. American Indians also lost their wars.
Nations are built on that premise. People without a safe place to thrive have throughout history sought safe haven in other lands (that’s why Christians came to America). If a territory is occupied, possession of the land is usually determined through war. The victor claims the land. This fact holds true even for the different native tribes in America before the Europeans came. Stronger tribes routinely overcame other native tribes and took possession of their land.
Bleeding hearts can whine and moan over the atrocities that accompany such survival tactics, but those tactics are the way of human existence.
In this current climate of tugging on heartstrings to bypass the laws of this land, American citizens must reject the efforts of leftists who possess ulterior motives (the disruption of our electoral system); misguided religious types who contort the meaning of true compassion (in the name of God, no less); and elitist, establishment pols on both sides of the political spectrum who crave more power. A dysfunctional immigration system serves them all, well.
What we patriots cannot do is allow misplaced guilt to deny our nation its borders and sovereignty.
© Sylvia Thompson
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