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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Ron Paul?

  1. End birthright citizenship. As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be citizens, the incentive to enter the U.S. illegally will remain strong.
I didn't say it, Ron Paul did. What a big BLEEP! Yeah, and as long illegal immigrants know that they can build a better life for their family outside of poverty and deprivation, they will continue to come to America, so let's stop enticing them with freedom and opportunity. What happened to E Pluribus Unum? According to Angelo he is the No.1 hit on Technocrati although I don't know why. His platform is typical and predictable, but he does oppose the war. Atleast that's what he says. He's also got YouTube and Flickr and MySpace and other hip and cool sites linked to his campaign site. Hmmm...

Okay, so I did some more reading. Maybe he did say that, and I don't like it, but there's some good stuff too. We can all agree to not really agree until we decide we've had enough. Check out this article in The Nation., "The Wrath of Ron Paul". Make up your own mind.

6 comments:

Jeffrey C. Turbitt said...

I don't particularly like people sneaking across the border to plop out a kid to make the kid american. There is a cottage industry for this in korea as well to get their kid out of korean military service down the line. When you look also at immigration in other countries, which is practically impossible in Japan, Korea and other places, sometimes I think the U.S. is played for suckers. There is a certain hypocrisy in all the illegal labor in landscaping and restaurants that everyone winks at.

BoReGo said...

Thanks Jeff, I guess I should be more sympathetic since we have that issue here too. Working for the elementary school for so long, I just automatically want to gather and protect all children. But you're right, there are people out there who do not see America as the land of opportunity for all, but as the a chance for their own opportunity. This is a tough issue.

Jeffrey C. Turbitt said...

Another thing I would say to mexicans and filipinos, two groups eager to get out of their own countries, is that there is some obligation to fix up your own country. I'm married to a filipina, just spent a few weeks there, and all the employment pages are about working anywhere but there. A place can't lose its best and brightest and still survive. There are tons of Filipinos dying to get citizenship here, and that is good for them, but the PI will remain messed up, so while a U.S. visa might solve their problem, it won't solve the problem. The same goes for mexico and elsewhere.

The world is an ugly place in a lot of ways.

BoReGo said...

Yes, but again, I wouldn't have my Sommy dearest if a brave woman didn't flee Mexico from her abusive alcoholic husband with three kids in tow and learn English watching soap operas while cleaning houses and being a nurse. The world is beautiful too, no?

Jeffrey C. Turbitt said...

Sometimes beautiful and sometimes ugly.

The Saipan Blogger said...

Abusive alcoholic husbands? Gotta love 'em.