Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Perception change #2
(I wish someone had a feasible answer to the above picture)
Just a couple days ago a high profile ‘illegal’ person was arrested (detained). He was later released, although just being here in the USA he is breaking the law. BUT there are honest extenuating circumstances, I understand. You cannot send him back to his home country because he has none. He has been in the USA all his life, he was born here.
Mama & daddy broke the law, but the sins do not travel down the family chain. If they did a Robber’s children would be just as guilty as the robber, but we do not do that. We do punish the robber.
My perception has changed, from solid feelings, to: I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS THE BEST THING TO DO. Our government, both parties, have allowed our borders to be ‘open’ for so long in my opinion it is an impossible(Unworkable) task to ‘SEND THEM ALL BACK’, as many (some my good friends) advise. We need some honest way, a good way, an acceptable way to solve the problem. WE need work permits that will put the undercover (cash) folks on the tax rolls.
Can’t we fine mama & Daddy (add the fine to their taxes), issue them a work permit, and after 10-15 years of paying taxes they become citizens? There must be something….
We(USA) need something and at the same time we need to secure our borders and REQUIRE that immigration rules be followed.
The problem is not going away. It is being seen every day along the US/MX border. I feel for the folks along the border as long as the Coyotes (I learned that term from Paula and John, who experience this problem first hand in South Texas) are able to steal trucks and haul illegals into this country by the hundreds.
Yes, that first hand knowledge of the Coyotes comes from one of our dear friends here on Bloggersville. Where an Illegal truck when chased by Law enforcement, cuts thru and tears down Ranchers fences, allowing cattle to roam and endanger them and drivers on the road. The truck is abandoned leaving the Rancher to repair the damage.
CONGRESS needs to face the situation, GET TOGETHER and deal with it instead of kicking the can down the road. Okay, off my soap box…
Ahh go ahead and shoot me, but my perceptions change as I get older. At one time I was so frustrated, I was among the ones to line ‘em up and shoot ‘em, I am ashamed to admit.
I was raised during Segregation, those perceptions changed drastically as my mind developed past that of an ignorant kid. YES Legal and ILLEGAL changes over the years. As a Kid it was illegal in our state for Black and White to drink from the same fountain, and pee in the same rest room. Back then some folk said, “BUT IT IS AGAINST THE LAW!” Some laws need to be changed.
This is a Kaiser or Frasier (Late 40 early 50’s vintage) I hear they were good cars. My Brother owned one.
When this car was built I could LEGALLY buy dynamite at a hardware store. Definitely ILLEGAL now.
(We all have an opinion)