No matter how shameless and irresponsible our lawmakers, there was never any chance that an amnesty bill was going to get through Congress. Call it bipartisan, comprehensive, or whatever you like, trading a few dollars for forgiveness and citizenship is too far out of touch with our country’s values. There is, however, an option for amnesty everyone should be able to agree to.
Dignity is easy for politicians to sell. From where they stand it doesn’t cost much. Dignity at the level they think we deserve is cheap. It’s not even their money they spend to buy it. It fits in well with the patronizing package of sanctimony that has been assaulting us from our radios, televisions, and mailboxes this campaign season.
A terrible thing has happened to the Democratic Party. America’s security has been threatened on not one, but two fronts. ISIS was bad enough, but who could have imagined that the president would be chewing up his Saturday morning airtime three weeks before midterms talking about disease?
When bureaucracy fails bad things can happen. Government can put you in danger despite promises to protect us from hazards ranging from natural disasters, to knife-wielding Islamics, to our own bad health habits.
One of the major flaws of the Constitution is that it allows our bottom feeding legislators to dictate what handing over a fair share of our income means. They also get to decide how our money is spent. This means that elected officials who cry the loudest over individuals and companies not paying their fair share are the ones who spend more of our money. When they choose what to spend on, they tend to choose badly. Is that fair?
How could freedom be the worst thing about America? For the same reason it is also the best. We like being free and hold ourselves to a higher standard because of our belief in freedom. We extend this value not only to anyone who visits, but to people in other nations who don’t have the slightest idea what freedom is. Is this a bad thing? It is when we fall prey to the myth behind what being free in America means.
It’s unfortunate, but true. Even though some people are stupid that doesn’t mean they can’t vote. That’s how democracy works. You get to have a say no matter how politically impaired your views or self-centered your goals.