Immigration: Grecian Style

The left loves illegal immigrants. Let’s make all the criminals that sneak into our country citizens, with full access to social services! The right loves legal immigrants. We say, let’s reform the system and let anyone (that isn’t a criminal) that wants a shot at the American dream to come on over.

Oh yeah, and let’s build a big fence with armed guards to keep the drug traffickers, sex slave traders, kidnappers, and murderers out.

You know what else the left loves? The European Union. Especially countries like Greece, where an extravagant redistribution of wealth in the name of social justice has bankrupt the entire country.

I wonder if liberals still love the EU since news leaked of their strict border enforcement policy. Greece is the entry point for 90% of illegal immigrants trying to make it into Western Europe. The EU sent 175 border agents with guns to the Greek border with Turkey, but the Greeks have deemed it insufficient:

The socialist government has recently announced that it plans to build a razor-wire fence along the border. It will, say officials, be equipped with sonar systems and thermal sensors and be modelled [sic] along the lines of similar “walls” in Spain, Lithuania and France.

“If we could have it up tomorrow, we would,” said Christos Papoutsis, the country’s minister for citizen protection. “Greece is not a paradise… it is in the midst of economic crisis, wages are going down, unemployment is surging and there is not enough work for our own people or the migrants who are already here. Our hope is that this fence will send a message.”

You can’t have socialism and open immigration. Two plus two does not equal five. Liberals in our country can’t have it both ways. Either you allow everyone in and give them a chance to make a living, or you batten down the hatches and tell would-be immigrants, “No soup for you!”

Personally, I favor the approach that made America great to begin with. Let them in. Give them property rights. Don’t punish success with excessive taxation. Let anyone willing to work for it come in and take a shot at the American dream.  We might be welcoming the next Andrew Carnegie or Levi Strauss.

Harry Reid, Hispanics, and Identity Politics

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said, ”I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay. Do I need to say more?”

Well, I don’t know how anyone can vote based on identity politics. No one should vote for one party or another because they’re Mexican, black, female, or a circus carnie.

I’m not a Republican because I’m a blonde California mom that drinks too much Coke Zero. To say that is to say that Republicans treat my kind of people and other minorities differently than they treat other groups.

The fact is that every single person in the United States is a minority, and impossible to fit into a little box. Statistically speaking, I’m young and a woman, so I should vote Democrat. On the other hand, I’m pro-life and a homeowner, so I should vote Republican.

Democrats love women, but hate anyone against abortion. Democrats say they want kids to get a great education, but then deny the access to it by not allowing school vouchers. How is one supposed to align themselves with a party based on identity politics, when every person is a unique individual made up of a little of this and a little of that?

Republicans don’t play identity politics because they don’t need to. The truth is, Republican Party values are better for everyone, not just select groups of people.

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Anchor Babies

Everyone’s talking about anchor babies. Ann Coulter. John Boehner. Texans.

Anchor babies are the children born to illegal immigrants on U.S. soil, and therefore United States citizens, entitled to all of the rights and privileges thereof. Education, health care, and other expensive stuff.

The debate of birthright citizenship comes out of the 14th amendment, which reads (in part):

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

The point of it was to grant citizenship to newly freed slaves, but over the last 150ish years, it’s morphed into an invitation for about-to-be mamas to circumvent a messed up immigration system and plant some baby leg roots in the United States.

I do not have an opinion on whether or not birthright citizenship is Constitutional. But there’s no denying that it’s a drain on our resources.

I propose that we stop fighting about the 14th amendment, strengthen border security, and end welfare.

There. Anchor baby *problem* solved.

See how easy that was?

Arizona Bites Back Over Los Angeles Boycott

My latest at The Stir:

Apparently Los Angeles doesn’t like the immigration law in Arizona. Well, at least Mayor Villaraigosa and the city council don’t like it. Recently they voted 13-1 to boycott Arizona in protest over the state’s Constitutional right to enact laws that are supported by a majority of its citizens.

Um, ok.

Arizona is completely within its rights to enact a law that would enable local law enforcement to do the job that our federal government is slacking on — keeping our borders safe. The immigration law in Arizona is almost a carbon copy of the federal law. Let me sum it up — if you want to live and work in America, please do so legally.

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The Smart Girl Report – Episode 0027

Jenny talks about the new immigrant law in Arizona, Ned Ryun of American Majority joins to share the low-down on Post Party Summits, conservative chick chat with Brittany Cohan, and cocktails with Mike G.

Enjoy!

The Smart Girl Report – Episode 0025

What’s really wrong with immigration, and is there any way to fix it? Plus we talk to Jennifer Leslie and Jonathan Grim about a special Smart Girl Politics project on the Arizona border. And cocktails with Mike G.