I was pondering a title for this article and at first I was considering using “Death of the American Dream” but I don’t believe that dreams really die where a state can be sundered by all sorts of attacks and insidious politics that undermine the state’s viability and survival as a complete entity.
After all of the uproar over the last few years about illegal immigration, a large percentage of Americans were shocked when on June 15, 2012, President Obama announced the following:
“Under the administration plan, undocumented immigrants will be immune from deportation if they were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and are younger than 30, have been in the country for at least five continuous years, have no criminal history, graduated from a U.S. high school or earned a GED, or served in the military. They also can apply for a work permit that will be good for two years with no limits on how many times it can be renewed. The officials who described the plan spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss it in advance of the official announcement.” (Associated Press)
Now to me there are quite a few problems with this “plan” and I’ve listed them below:
- This is against federal law and was not approved by the legislative branch or the judicial branch.
- There would be no documented proof that the illegals were brought to the US before they were 16. There are plenty of documented examples where illegal immigrants younger than 16 are crossing into the US illegally.
- No criminal history will be difficult to prove, especially when charges have been dropped or juvinile records are sealed. (Look at the various organized crime gangs: Hispanic, Asian, Russian, Jamacian, Hatian) that exist in the US.
- The illegals can have up to three misdemeanors and still be able to apply. How many of those misdemeanors were pleaded down from felonies?
- Now for every one of the illegals applying, you have one to two parents that are not. Example: The Chicago Times stated on the first day that there were 11,ooo applicants in line so that means there could have been another 11,000 to 22, 000 illegal parents.
As far as I am concerned, we have reached a nexus in the illegal immigration issue and the Democrats and Liberals are pushing the US over the edge. Read the history of the Roman Empire and see what happened when immigrants and foreigners were allowed into the Empire and the politicians depended on people on the dole and the foreigners for votes to keep them in office (bread and circuses for entertainment). History does repeat itself and the US is going the way of the Roman Empire.
Harry Reid has stirred up quite a controversy with his claim (from a creditable but unnamed source) that Mitt Romney has not paid taxes for 10 years. He has stated this claim on the Senate floor not once but twice and keeps pushing for Romney to disclose more years of tax returns even though Mitt Romney has disclosed the tax years that are applicable for his campaign. I makes you wonder why Harry Reid is making these unsubstantiated statements. Is it because he is:
Jealous – Harry Reid’s worth has been estimated to be between $2 million to $6 million dollars, although there has been some reports of his net worth shrinking by $2 million dollars due to the economy and his large investments in property in Nevada. Now you have a Republican, Mitt Romney, who is also a Mormon and is worth upwards of #250 million and is known as a successful businessman and a politician and that is grating on Harry Reid, especially when Harry Reid converted to the Mormon faith.
In thinking about Harry Reid’s wealth, how did a politician accumulate so much money? When asked that question, Reid answered that it was from good investments, but where did the money come to make the investment? The only real job outside of politician that Harry Reid has held was when he was on the Nevada Gaming Commission which was a political appointed post. So how did Harry Reid acquire his millions? He definitely did not work for it but has seemed to acquire a lot of it. Also, Harry Reid has refused numerous times to make his tax information public. He probably does not want the public to know how he acquired his millions.
Seeking Attention – As the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid currently wields a lot of power and if the Republicans can win in November it could mark the end of his position and power or at least put a dent in it. Being that Harry Reid is a politician in the literal sense of the word and loves power, he does not want to lose any of it. So, if he can throw out a comment or two that generates a lot of furor and counter claims, Harry Reid is showing his power and getting his name out in the publics eye. The sad part of this is that power and politics is all Harry Reid knows and if he loses those he has nothing.
Interesting that Harry Reid can spout comments about Mitt Romney without creditable evidence where anyone in the public life would be liable for a slander suit. Hopefully that will happen if there is no evidence of wrong doing on Mitt Romney’s part.
I found this article at Hot Air about some of Harry Reid’s financial dealings that were questioned but never answered by Reid or his people. http://hotair.com/archives/2012/08/05/flashback-questions-harry-reid-wont-answer-part-i/