ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION EXPLAINED
Recently, a struggling radio station in our area made the wise decision to change formats from the same box of records that everyone else plays, to "all talk". This was a smart decision considering that there was poor reception for AM in our area, and no talk radio at all on FM. Better yet was their choice of weekly programming. Glenn Beck is followed by Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Micheal Savage and John Gibson. To throw the lefties a bone, they end with Allan Combs. Needless to say, when I accidentally came across this station, I was in "high cotton". That is, until I tuned in on the weekend.
Sunday afternoon I got into my truck anxiously waiting to hear what Sunday's programming would include, when I was suddenly transported to land far away. Yep, they were broadcasting an all Spanish radio program. Later that day, I read the local paper where they had written an article about this new show.
Being a believer in the second amendment, I wrote into the on-line response message board to voice my opinion. As expected, my comments sparked a debate.
My point was that programming in Spanish (or any other language) is a fast-track to segregation and separatism. I explained that when you do this, you are giving new immigrants (legal or otherwise) one more reason to not assimilate to America. I also asserted that the executives at this new station were selling-out America with their choice of Sunday programming.
This then lead to a discussion about ILLEGAL immigration. I was surprised as to how many people there are who just don't get the concept. So for those reading this blog who might fit this category of people...I'll explain.
The difference between legal and ILLEGAL immigration is akin to the difference between buying a car and stealing one. The first clue is that an ILLEGAL immigrant has broken the law. To understand why that's a big deal, you need to understand why we have immigration laws in the first place.
Think of America as your house. I would be willing to bet that you have a door on your house. That door probably has a lock. I would also assume that you have some method of seeing who might be knocking at your door. Maybe a peep-hole, security camera or simply an adjacent window. That's because you want to see who might be requesting access to your family's home. Do you know them? Are they on the "Wanted" poster at your post office? Do they have a weapon? Do they look ill?
Rightly, you would probably ask them through the door who they are and what are their intentions. You do this for the same reasons. Does their story add up? Do they mention a common acquaintance? Do they offer a way to check their story? If not, you have the opportunity to deny them access to your family. Not out of hate or bigotry, but simple logic and security.
Most likely, you have not taken the door off the hinges and allowed anyone in the area to access your fridgerator, and medicine cabinet. That's because you would be a fool to do so. These are the same principals that apply to our immigration policy.
You see, when you come here ILLEGALLY you are not screened for communicable diseases. You are not checked for a criminal record. You take no oath of loyalty to our nation. You are not part of any program designed to help you assimilate to American culture and customs. You have no sponsor willing to vouch for you. You are not being motivated to learn our laws or system of government. But worst of all, you have jumped the line in front of thousands who take the time and have enough respect for their new home to follow the proper procedure for immigrating to this country. You are no better than anyone who would jump the rail at Six Flags and cut in front of those waiting to ride the coaster.
It's ironic that some of the same people who would be offended if someone cut in line ahead of them, see no problem with ILLEGAL immigration. It's also ironic that a radio station that spends all week explaining the folly of ILLEGAL immigration and non-assimilation would take time on the weekend to promote those very things.