Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Deport Asa Hutchinson

Isn't this fellow a prince among men?

Mr. Hutchinson believes that Americans "lack the will" to rid ourselves of illegal aliens, that the task is "unrealistic." Of course, his job description includes securing the border, and he is, in fact, the top border-security official in the country, though you wouldn't know it from his words and actions.

"We don't set goals like that (referring to deportations). Our goal is to enforce the law as we see violations of the law. ..."

That's just good old-fashioned gibberish. Last time I checked, entering the U.S. illegally is a violation of the law. How silly of me to point that out. Just to translate his nonsense, he's saying that violating the law by entering the country outside legal parameters is not sufficient reason for prosecution or deportation. Only additional crimes will draw his attention.

"I don't think America has the will. I think they have too much compassion to tell our law-enforcement people to go out there and uproot those 8 million here -- some of whom might have been here eight or 12 years, who got kids here that are American citizens -- and to send them out of the country."

Folks this is just conscious deceit. The man's a complete phony, a fraud. Back in early June of this year, the U.S, Border Patrol conducted very popular illegal-alien roundups in California, and the twelve-man team located and captured 450 aliens. Showing his gratitude, Hutchinson iced the program and publicly criticized the efforts. So let's consider the situation carefully:

1. The Border Patrol voluntarily rounded up illegals in a highly successful sweep in California.

2. The state's citizens backed them every step of the way.

3. After shutting down the efforts, Hutchinson received so many outraged emails from Californians and others that he was forced to terminate his email address.

Conclusion: America has the will. Hutchinson and his underlings don't.

And just touching on the issue of illegal aliens who have been in-country for 8 to 12 years: should criminals get off scot-free because they evaded the law for years? That's irrational. In the present case, these people are committing a crime daily, just by being here. I don't see how a statute of limitations comes into play. Furthermore, if such a limit was legally viable, I'm sure Hutchinson would've trotted it out as an excuse from the beginning. But he hasn't. Instead, he whines about how we should all just get along, hold hands, and sing "I'd like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony. . ." He ignores the colossal drain on our medical field, welfare system, and what about employment opportunities? How many American citizens can't find jobs because of the 8 to 12 million illegal aliens in our country? The list of problems goes on, and no one knows for sure just how many illegals reside in the U.S.

In August, the National Border Patrol announced that almost two-thirds of their workforce is demoralized, and that half have considered leaving their jobs in the past two years.

The council noted: "Almost three years after the terrorist attacks of 9-11, despite the expenditure of billions of dollars and endless rhetoric from the top about how anti-terrorism is our foremost priority, only about half of these officers believe that our nation is any safer from terrorist threats."

Isn't that disgraceful? Yet Hutchinson assures us that Americans "might be afraid" to learn how much it would cost to succeed in such an endeavor. But how much do we pay for doing nothing? Ah, those are costs Mr. Hutchinson deems unworthy of counting.

I'll leave you with the words of L.A. talk-show host, John Kobylt:

"I don't care if [Hutchinson's] a nice guy or not. I don't care if he gives mouth-to-mouth to dying dogs. It doesn't matter to me. Is he going to do the job on something that is extremely important that three-quarters of the state wants enforced?"

Excellent question. It seems we already have our answer.

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