Living on the southern border with Mexico, just a scant two hour ride away, we have a tendency here in the desert to view immigration reform as probably a little more serious than others say, in Minnesota, or Kansas. Not that there’s anything wrong with folks in those states, or there’s anything wrong with us, but we feel it a little closer to home.
Having said that, it hit me when I came across a Gallup Poll recently that was taken at the beginning of March on how important each political party actually thought Immigration Reform was. Interestingly enough, it was more important that I thought the rest of the country would say it is. The GOP obviously feels it more important than the Dems with 79% of the Republicans feeling it was “very important”. Democrats feeling that way is what surprised me. 48% of them felt that way…but I’m sure for other reasons.
Democrats are always looking for the votes. That’s their religion so to speak, and it shows…so for half of their party to believe that Immigration Reform is “very important” tells me that they feel if they don’t get the 11 million illegals in this country turned into citizens and get them voting, what they saw at the polls in November could become more and more a regular thing. And trust me, Democrats out of power are a fun group to watch, but you don’t want to be around them. They are bat-crazy nuts!
So, we’ve got probably somewhere in the 60 percentile the number of people that want to see Immigration Reform take place. Knowing (because they say so…though there is no real proof) that the left is the smartest voting bloc on the planet, I can only surmise that they must realize that with the GOP controlling both the House, and Senate, and the White House, and soon controlling once again the Supreme Court, that the Immigration Reform that comes out of Washington is not going to be exactly what the left was hoping for. And yet, 48% of Democrats still think it’s very important. That’s telling.
The overall feel is that we need to do something to protect our borders. Any country in the world should feel that way. Hell, Mexico changed their entire immigration system because they were totally out of whack with what they were telling us they wanted us to do. They wanted the United States to accept all of their people totally unchecked so they could send money back to Mexico. But if you tried to get into Mexico illegally, you’d be thrown in jail. Well, that doesn’t happen anymore. They realized that when the US said we’d start using the Mexican law as a guide to what we should do with illegals. Now, you get a slap on the wrist and a bottle of Tequila, maybe a few pesos, and shown the nearest border.
Look, we need Immigration Reform, and the sooner the better. We need it for our own safety and protection. We don’t live in 19th Century America any longer, where the Europeans are wanting to come here for a better life. We live in 21st Century America where there is a Holy War going on with Extremist Islam and they want to wipe us off the map. To not employ better immigration standards is not only fool-hardy, it’s downright idiotic. And I’d proffer that anyone that thought differently should be checked for their true intentions!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!