Immigration Reality

This topic has become incredibly difficult for public discussion as both sides have been whipped into a frenzy and see the other side as either destroying the economy or wanting to tear their families apart.  This is not a good environment to have a constructive debate.  The debate has just become more and more destructive.

The fact of the matter is that it is solely the job of the federal government to deal with the issue, but the current administration had publicly denied that responsibility and will not do their job.  I understand why many states are moving to enforce the federal laws themselves, because their enforcement is vital for the security of our country and the stability of our economy.  The federal government also needs to deal with the demand for legal entry to the US.  The majority of immigrants would much rather enter the US legally as it would reduce a lot of stress and complications they face.  Our legal immigration process is completely broken and must be fixed FIRST before we start on other solutions.  When the demand for immigration is met fairly and reasonably, we can then secure our borders with Mexico and Canada.  We can then begin enforcing our current laws (which are more than adequate to handle the issue).  Enforcing our laws before the legal immigration issue has been handled will only inspire a greater feeling of oppression among illegal immigrants who see no other option but to break our laws.  This will make them even more mistrusting of our legitimate immigration policies and systems.

A hard line must be drawn in enforcing the immigration issue.  However, to put enforcement in a preferential position to dealing with the problem that exists right now is to put an ideal before reality.  We must deal with what is, not what we think should be.  These people need to work and we need them here, but forcing them into an illegal underground system where they are unable to participate civilly is unreasonable.  They should be able to pay a fine or receive a reasonable sentence for their crime and then be allowed to contribute to our society legitimately.  The idea of busing them all back across the border, or forcing them all to go back home sounds good to many, but it is an absurd notion and will not work in reality.  This problem is here to stay if we do not solve it with reason.

Here comes 2012

I can’t believe it, but we have almost survived the first (and only) term of Barack Obama’s presidency.  Under his direction we have seen corruption and failure it would have been hard to imagine 10 years ago.  He is still blaming Bush for everything, and while he is right that Bush started this recession, he has done nothing but make it worse.  So today we look forward to what the Republicans can offer in 2012.  Sadly, there isn’t much to be enthusiastic about here either.

First lets consider the two media-dubbed “front runners”, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.  Both of these men are your business-as-usual politician.  Perry is pandering heavily for tea party votes, but for the most part we see right through him.  Romney is a nice guy, and would have made an excellent president back in the late ’90s political environment.  Unfortunately, we face a far more hostile and critical situation today, which I do not think he understands.  He would make an acceptable president if he wins.  Perry doesn’t seem to be trustworthy to me, he seems to be all talk and no substance.  He does not seem to fully understand the tea party positions he promotes.  He cannot explain why small government is better and consistently falls into the media’s trappings where they make him seem like a fool. Continue reading

Wikileaks and Other Freaks

As posted on The Blaze.com.

While I agree with Mr. Gingrich in part, I believe that this focus is misplaced.  There will always be an outlet for leaked information.  Whether online or in The Enquirer, leaks will be published and I don’t believe that particular act should be criminalised.  However, consequenses for the source should be swift, public, and final.  We have grown to soft in our modern society.  This weakness in action to defend ourselves has removed the seriousness that these situations require.  It should strike fear to the heart of any individual who entertains the thought of betraying the society in which they live.  Treason is more serious than murder .  Continue reading

Merry Christmas and Deja Vu

As reported on The Blaze.com.

Once again the battle of x-mas vs. Christmas, holiday vs. holy-day, rages in our country.  You think we would get tired of this stupidity, but instead we get sucked into it every year.  Separation of church and state has been trumped as a supreme ideal in this country, yet this concept is nowhere to be found in our Declaration or Constitution.  It is said that our nation was intended to be secular with religion playing no influence in government.  If this really is so, then why can we find innumerable mention of God and Providence in the words, laws, and actions of our founders.  Continue reading

Health Care Reform – The “Purple People” Eater

As discussed on Michelle Malkin’s blog and Rush’s radio show yesterday (12/1/10), SEIU is having some trouble’s with their health care coverage.  It seems that it just isn’t affordable to provide health care coverage to children now that the government mandates you cover them into their 20s.  So SEIU  is dropping the coverage for member’s kiddies altogether.  But Wait!  I thought Obama + Co. told us that this could never happen.  Pelosi and Reid were sure of it too. Continue reading

Dream Act version 4.1

Here we go again.  As reported by Michelle Malkin and Drudge, Democrats, faced with the delightful predicament of new real consequences, have decided it would be great to push more unwanted, highly-contested, and destructive legislation out upon the masses.  Fortunately, it does not appear to have too great a chance at passing, but failure only gives the left a reason to point fingers and blame everything on the evil Republicans who want to eat our children and bludgeon minorities and the poor for sport.

In light of this development, I thought it would be a grand idea to lay out a simplistic vision of what I believe could actually fix our immigration system. Continue reading

Back in Action – For a While Anyway

I don’t think it necessary to apologise for my absence to my one or two readers (if that, lol), but I thought I would explain why this blog has been stagnant for the last few months.  As a college student I have very little free time as it is.  Add to that a new home purchase, a family tragedy, a full-time job, and old cars that need constant repair, I have been unable to reliably follow politics or update this site.  Fortunately, I have recently dumped the full-time job, fixed the cars *knock on wood*, and been given an assignment to “get involved” and do some political writing.   So here I am again, writing for the benefit of my own thought process, or more accurately… my grade, and hoping someday someone might stumble across this mess and be inspired, insulted, or otherwise affected.

Cheers, and Good Day!

- Independent Thinker

P.S. – Mrs. Murray, if you happen to actually be reading this website, welcome!  Now you know what your right-wing whack-job students do when they get bored.

Mike Lee is IN!

The Deseret News and KSL TV are calling the Utah Senatorial Race on behalf of Mike Lee.  Mike Lee has claimed victory in a photo posted on his facebook page.  In November common sense and constitutional wisdom will again inhabit Washington D.C.  This time liberty is making a full-on assault on the cancerous progressive movement.  The fix will be tough, but will preserve this country for the following generations.  As a constitutional scholar, Mike Lee will work on our behalf to restore American values to government.  With the help of other conservatives now struggling in congress, and new representatives coming to Washington, I hope Mr. Lee will help usher in a great restoration of our country!

- Independent Thinker

Freedom from Government Online – A Letter to My Senator

Senator Orrin Hatch,

This message is concerning the “Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010” as presented by Senator Joe Leiberman.

This bill is a complete disaster.  I demand that you do not vote or provide support for any bill, such as this, that regulates or inserts ANY further government control of the last free democratic forum available to American citizens.  The internet is a PRIVATELY held public forum.  It was designed this way from nearly the beginning.  The internet is the People’s last chance at truly free speech, Continue reading

Papers Please.

If one listens to Washington and the Media, one would think there is a Gestapo raid going on in Phoenix.  The reports seem to imply the police are swarming the streets, throwing every brown person the find in prison.  This, of course, is just a pathetic lie.  Nothing of the sort can or will happen when the law goes into effect.  All this new law does is request that state police enforce existing federal law. Continue reading