“Hey, Johnny – I just heard the greatest analogy ever regarding illegal immigration! Some guy called this into a radio talk show”:
They say Mexico is our neighbor to the south. Great, whatever. So they’re next door to us, big deal.
Does that give Mexicans the right to just head on up here and squat and suck up our resources with the full consent of their own government?
Suppose your neighbor climbed the wall separating your houses and barged into your kitchen and was sitting at your breakfast table eating your Cocoa Krispies or your Frankenberry or whatnot and you came in and asked him what the hell was he doing?…and he gave you some attitude…and then told you he wanted your grill besides because it wasn’t fair that he didn’t have one.
What would you say back to him?
I know what I would say…and I know Mike would also say it and would have one of his rifles out, to boot.
I think most reasonable people understand why Mexicans and other immigrants sneak into our country: It’s 9,000,000 times better than the sh*thole they come from!
Makes sense to me. I’m all for having them here if they are officially on the path to citizenship and pay taxes and are doing what it takes to become Americans.
I don’t, however, want to stand idly by while they drain our resources and then Western Union them back to Guadalajara – because their own inept leaders are too corrupt to make Mexico (or wherever) a worthwhile place to live.
I care not about the moaning and weeping in regards to how illegals are the “only” people who will work at car washes and fast food restaurants and so on, and that they are a mainstay of our economy.
If a business is meant to stay in business, then it will…it will have to be competitive within the parameters of accepted jurisprudence…there shouldn’t be an asterisk for any money-making concern, ever. That goes for Billionaire baseball team owners and Millionaire car wash owners and even barely-surviving cafe owners.
Hats off to you, Governor Brewer. I decided not to like you when you raised taxes at the beginning of your term. This is a step in the right direction – even if it’s going to mean more pressure from the Obama Administration on you and Sheriff Joe and all the other people who believe in following the law.