Thanks to a problem with Blogger, and a very late start, my post for yesterday didn't make it to the web. Where is it? I dunno. Probably alongside about three hundred unmatched socks.
Update:I found the missing here.
Are we going to reward people for breaking the law, just because there are a lot of them and they contribute to the economy?
What if our forefathers had had that attitude about slavery?
Oh, wait. They did do that, didn't they? The issue was too difficut to deal with, and their descendants paid the price in blood to free their brothers.
We need to face the problem of illegal immigration now, or pay the problem with interest, later.
I think our problem, and that of the illegals, is Mexico.
The Mexican economy is a basketcase. Corruption is rampant... Their whole country resembles life inside the beltway of Washington, DC.
I say if they can't solve their own problems, and those problems spill over our borders, then perhaps it is time to look at solving their problems for them. We need to consider putting boots on the ground inside Mexico.
NAFTA has increased the problem. Our factories have gone south for lower taxes, lower costs, and lower wages. This has fueled the Mexican hope for a better future. They see more money across the border in America. Why work for slave wages in Mexico when you can get twice, thrice, or more in America?
I can't blame them, really. I blame the morons in Washington for allowing this lawlessness to continue. I hope we don't inherit the whirlwind.
Call, Write, Email your Elected Critters. If you live in WNC, you can find them on my sidebar. If you're not worked up enough to look up the contact info, then you don't understand the danger we are all in, or soon will be.
Here is a link I found interesting.
It is now time for me to eat my breakfast and go to work.