Monday, May 21, 2007

Who Will Speak for Waldo?

Where's Waldo?

There's a big, gaping hole in the argument over the issue of illegal aliens in the U.S. and the enforcement of our borders.

Hard working, taxpaying, and long-suffering U.S. citizens don't have a lobby. The U.S. electorate is the Waldo in the sea of contesting special interests.

Special interests have cobbled together the latest amnesty bill currently being debated in the Senate. And, the special interests aren't shy about lobbying for what they want.

Employers exploiting cheap labor mainly from Mexico, and shifting the social cost onto backs of the taxpayers, have their lobbyists.... the Chamber of Commerce, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the National Restaurant Association to name a few.

The illegal aliens have lobbyists (mind boggling really) like the National Council of La Raza, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (yes, the untaxed churches are anxious to swell their numbers in the U.S. through the mainly Catholic Mexican illegal aliens), the Service Employees Union, the New York Immigration Coalition, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

So.... who is lobbying for the interests of the U.S. citizen? Not our elected representatives, with a few notable exceptions. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) is against amnesty.... he said he voted for that approach twenty years ago and here we are again with the same problem, only much worse. He's going to learn from history.

GOP presidential candidates Sen. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) stands firmly against amnesty as rewarding lawbreakers, same for Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA). There are some others, enough to keep the issue in limbo until now.

What if?

Instead of pouring money and resources into turning lawbreaking illegal aliens into citizens, what if instead our national energy was focused on lifting up the increasingly ignored underclass of U.S. citizens left behind by lawmakers eager to..... to what? Please their sugar-daddy corporate contributors? Increase their voting base? Increase church rolls and the church's influence on our government?

Have you heard any discussion of the cost of amnesty for multiple millions of illegal aliens. It would break Social Security.... The Decider would be fine with that. It was one of his stated goals. It would further gut our medical and education systems. And, it would insure that the illegal traffic over our borders would only increase.

I hear rumors that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former governor of Connecticut, is going to take a stronger stand on the illegal alien issue. Tancredo advocates that if we crack down hard on illegal immigration at the workplace and in other areas, like free social services, many illegal aliens would depart voluntarily.

Let's face it, instead of being grateful that we have looked the other way and allowed them the benefits of our country, most illegal aliens are demanding and downright confrontational. They want to turn our country into their failed native country.

I'm sick of it. I want my country back.

The first major candidate to take the stand the majority of U.S. citizens want on the illegal alien problem will win the election. Hands down. Because they will finally give voice to the most under-represented class in the U.S..... citizen Waldo.

1 comment:

elgringocolombiano said...

good opinion article, it is sad how politicans don't respect Joe & Jane American Public on most issues in our "democracy".

This is my take on this issue, which I agree with Thom Hartmann should be properly renamed as the Illegal Employer issue.