night admonished the public to be humane when it comes
to illegal aliens. He, like all modern statists, is very generous
with other peoples money.
The main objection
probably most people have is not that people come here from places
such as Mexico and Central/South America. What they object to is
the way our system spreads out an endless buffet line of benefits
for them. All of these treats including free
education and health care funded by an onerous tax system
that squeezes them mercilessly while doing little to force
the illegals to pay their (cough) fair share.
To be clear:
I dont want anyone to be forced to pay their fair
share because there is no such thing as a fair
share of redistributionist taxation. Not one of us owes
anyone else a thing, except goodwill and mutual respect for each
is we have a welfare state huge and unaccountable and utterly
out-of-control. So long as that exists, the citizens the
taxpayers have every reason to object to flooding the country
with people who, almost to a man (and woman and child, too) will
immediately avail themselves of services they havent
paid for and impose additional costs on an already overburdened
system which inevitably leads to yet more and higher taxes
on everyone except the illegals because they either dont
earn taxable income or the income they earn is off the books.
wants to posture as broad-minded and generous
peoples money. In this way, he is exactly like the irresponsible
liberals he supposedly opposes. Both agree on the essential
rightness of jabbing guns under the chins of some people in order
to help certain people. The only difference being which
people will be on the receiving end of the gun or the largesse.
This is typical
I worked in
DC at the conservative Washington Times in the
early-mid 90s during the era of Newts ascent. Does anyone
even remember the Contract With America and all that?
Gee. We have so much less government today. Do you not feel free?
In fact, for
those who cant recall, Newtie was eager to roll in the hay
with his supposed ideological opposites, Clintigula and congressional
Democrats. Most infamously, he partnered with them to kill welfare
reform which was much discussed and actually might have succeeded
back then. Peter Bradley over at www.vdare.com wrote about this
at length recently, including this Gingrich quote from an appearance
on the TV show, Meet the Press back in 96:
have to have an affirmative outreach which communicates our commitment
that opportunity is really available to every American. The fact
is, in America today, if youre a poor black child, you dont
have a very good future compared to somebody who is born into an
upper-class family or an upper-middle class family. We want to make
sure everybody has the same opportunity.
to say more or less the same thing about the children of illegal
aliens. And again, his humanity would be admirable if it werent
so counterfeit. There is something vile about so blithely disposing
of the rightful property of others. It is a species of moral illiteracy
that has come to characterize our age.
is ascendant once again, in part because he can speak in complete
(though labyrinthine) sentences and relative to such as Rick
Perry and Michelle Bachmann regarded as smart.
It is not a high standard.
But to give
Newtie his due, he isnt stupid. In fact, he is very smart
indeed. Just like Clintigula and just like Obama. None of
these men are dumb. They are just morally illiterate, which is much
worse than ordinary immorality. At least people who shoplift or
break into peoples homes know they are doing something wrong.
They may not care that they are doing something wrong, but they
are conscious of the fact that it is, indeed, wrong to steal and
break into peoples homes. They will, for example, try to hide
what they have done and express regret and apologize when
But a creature
such as Newtie will never apologize. He will go on at length
about our obligation (that is, yours and mine)
to serve as compliant geldscheissers for the unending benefit
of an unending conga line of strangers both native-born and
illegal. Eloquent words will be spoken and perhaps
Ten Point Plans revealed. We may even get a new Contract With America.
It will be
a contract with only one signatory and executed without Americas
consent. But it will make Newtie feel big.
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