The assertion that anyone born within the territorial boundaries of the United States is, automatically, a United States citizen is ludicrous (News, 8/12). If a married couple from Mexico comes here on vacation, and whilst here, the wife gives birth to a child, would you seriously claim that child is now under the jurisdiction of the United States government? A citizen of the USA subject to all of its laws and regulations until such time as said child legally renounces his/her U.S. citizenship? Logically and legally, that child would inherit the citizenship of its parents. Period. To say that some kind of different standards apply to the children of illegal aliens is also ludicrous. If you’re going to accept the validity of nations, governments, and citizenship, you must also accept that nations, governments and citizens have every right to exclude foreigners from their jurisdictions. This exclusion is, in fact, essential in a high-regulation welfare state since “free” services cannot be provided to the entire world, and foreigners coming here can’t be allowed (in the interest of maintaining a “level playing field”) to undermine the regulatory system. It’s ironic that the very welfare state that has arisen here in America due to leftist ideological thinking is the very reason why we can’t have open borders. Incredibly, leftists seem incapable of comprehending this.
I find it incredibly hypocritical that leftists/liberals only seem concerned with upholding the Constitution and enforcing human rights in the very narrowest of contexts in which it conveniently dovetails with their ideology and bias. I also find it hypocritical that the biggest proponents of the democratic process (i.e., majority rule) have no problem whatsoever in running roughshod over the wishes of the majority when that majority opposes leftist/liberal policy. When it comes to immigration, there can be no doubt that the majority of Americans are opposed to open borders and granting amnesty to those here illegally — survey after survey, year after year, confirms this. So much for democratic principles.
The insinuation in the article that “Republicans will pay in the future” for their efforts to combat illegal immigration today only confirms that leftists recognize that so-called “minorities” organize themselves politically into racist voting blocs. In this instance, it’s those who identify themselves as Mexican, but the list can include anyone who isn’t a white, heterosexual, able-bodied male (WHAM). Leftists grant their tacit approval to this racism by ignoring it when perpetrated by “minorities.” If they didn’t approve of it, they’d be calling out La Raza, the Black Caucus, racist comments by “minority” celebrities and politicians, and they’d definitely be troubled that such a disproportionately large percentage of blacks vote Democrat. Simply put, it’s just more hypocrisy from the left.
If 80–plus percent of whites voted Republican, every election liberals would no doubt cry “racism.”
When whites attempt to exclude “minorities” from clubs/organizations, it’s racist, but not when it’s the other way around. When a white celebrity or politician says things, even just perceived to be racist, he/she can kiss that career goodbye (unless he/she is a liberal Democrat, that is) but not when it’s the other way around. Imagine the Republican Party doing what Democrats do and attempting to pander to white folks based solely on the GOP being “the party of white people”! For some reason, however, the Democrats get away with race-based pandering. Hypocrisy, hypocrisy, hypocrisy!
Shane Solano is 36 years old, was born in Ventura County and has spent all but a few years of his life living here. A former proponent of socialism who, over the last 16 years, has done a 180-degree turn toward what he believes to be the most noble of human causes: achieving total freedom from the authoritarianism and predations of the state.