The Tipping Point On Illegal Immigration

The Tipping Point On Illegal Immigration

Thursday, May 27, 2010
By Walter Moore

America has finally reached the tipping point on illegal immigration.

Amnesty apologists and open-borders advocates successfully avoided debate for years merely by name-calling. They silenced a nation with a single word: “racist.” Their nouveau McCarthyism intimidated most people into saying nothing at all about the many negative effects of having millions of Mexicans stream across our border.

But America isn’t buying it anymore.

Arizona’s legislators and governor showed they had guts to do what America’s Congress and President refused to do: enforce the nation’s immigration laws. Arizona refuses to continue kowtowing to bullies who tried to brainwash a nation into believing sovereignty is racism.

And America agrees with Arizona. America’s had enough. America’s not falling for the fiction any longer -- and that is panicking the open borders crowd.

You see, the open borders advocates can’t justify their position with law, facts or logic. They were counting on verbal intimidation. When the “racist” card finally stopped working, they pulled out a new one: “Nazi.” That backfired miserably.

So did the claim that Arizona’s law supposedly adopted some novel, incomprehensible standard for questioning people about their immigration status. “Reasonable suspicion,” as yours truly pointed out, has been around since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Terry v. Ohio in the 1960s. Courts, moreover, have applied that standard in immigration cases for decades.

Nor did the open borders crowd, unable to point to any problematic provisions in Arizona’s statute, help their cause by claiming that they had not actually read the law, or that, while the law is neutral, it might be enforced unfairly. That disingenuous argument proves too much. Any law might be enforced unfairly. Should we therefore repeal all laws?

Now legislatures all around the country are racing to copy Arizona, and candidates for governor of California -- the ground zero of the invasion -- each claim they will be tougher than the other on illegal immigration.

Meanwhile, do the amnesty apologists try to reason with the public to repeal America’s immigration laws? No. They know better than to claim, during a massive recession, that illegal aliens do the jobs Americans won’t do.

Instead, they’re attempting a new form of bullying: boycotts. Unable to convince the people of Arizona to surrender sovereignty through reasoned argument, they hope instead to coerce a surrender through economic duress.

The hilarious irony is that the city leading that charge -- Los Angeles -- is not only teetering on bankruptcy, but is completely dependent on water and power from Arizona. The “boycott” is thus as phony as the claim of “racism” or “Nazism:” L.A. will continue to buy just as much as it ever did from the state it has tried to demonize as an arid Nazi Germany.

All of this is good news for America and, ultimately, for Mexico, too. Our nation must take control of its border and enforce its laws. Mexico, moreover, needs to stop telling America what to do, and start reviewing its own policies -- policies that have produced pervasive poverty, unspeakable violence (e.g., beheadings), and a perpetual exodus of impoverished, uneducated people northward.

The murder of Jamiel Shaw, II by an illegal alien gang member should have been enough to tip public opinion. Ditto the murder of the Bologna family a short time thereafter, again by an illegal alien gang member.

Instead, it apparently took the collapse of the economy, and the relentless demands of people who move here and expect us to learn their language rather than bothering to learn ours. Enough is enough.

Whatever the exact cause, we have reached the tipping point, and not a moment too soon. America now demands that its elected officials enforce our nation’s immigration laws. No amnesty. No sanctuary cities. No more name-calling. Just enforce the law and secure the border, already.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 9:29 AM

runawaygun762

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on the street. I'll give him something free, I won't charge him for the half a dozen rounds in his chest.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 29 weeks ago, 2:22 PM

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okay

lets repeal ALL laws for about 72 hours,then we can sort out the bodies.j/k

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 29 weeks ago, 2:34 PM

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Saw what you were talking about on the news (think it was last night) .. Had a great interview with your FD Capt.. Said he couldn't figure out what the black cloud was when he first got on sceen.. Forget how many million but more than i want to think about.. guess both the drivers died huh.. Sad way to go, but guess it was quick..

Need to have those bees show up at one of these marches.. Maybe help speed them up a bit.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 6:47 PM

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BEES

yah greg 4 million got loose,i talked to the mother of the first responder to get to the scene,he was told by the fire chief to "suit up",didn't know why until he got there,he was the only guy at first that could hose the bees away so the paramedics could get in,must of been a scene,the accident was caused by a trucker hauling gravel, not paying attention,construction traffic 2 lanes down to one on a very heavily traveled freeway,anyway the trucker couldn't stop,plowed into 2 cars,killing a mother of 4, and a pregnant 24 yr old woman,then took out the semi with the bees,the bees were on their way to ND from MS,WTF?,never knew bees traveled like that.

accidents that take lives so unnessarrilily(?) are a real shame,i have to say that the trucker not paying attention are not my words,that was in the news story,i'm sure he feels like shit if he feels at all,they did report he had a DWI and several violations but that doesn't mean crap to me really,aybody can get 1 DWI in their drinking life,and i have had moving violations that put me in jail :)

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
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