A nation without borders

A nation without borders is not a nation. We used to allow unlimited immigration.  We used to not have a welfare state also.  Makes not a lot of sense to allow unlimited immigration without limiting the welfare state access as well.  Currently each illegal immigrant has a net cost to American taxpayers of between $17 and $20,000, by the time you figure out all of the extra health, education, welfare, and police/incarceration costs.   And the vast amount of funds that are sent out of the country to prop up Mexico, rather than being spent here in the US.  Now certainly some of the  illegals cause a disproportionate amount of those costs.  The ones that commmit serial crimes and get locked up.  The ones that do not stop when they have an auto accident.  But we do no screening.  We do not have the capability to screen for those or to limit them.  We do no selection as to who is allowed into the country.  No preference for work skills, education, lack of criminal background, lack of terorist leanings, existance of established social support to help.  If the world is given free access to America, then we must expect that our American standard of living will fall to match that of the world.  Even we do not have the ability to lift the world out of poverty, no matter how fast the politicians redistribute our taxdollars.

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About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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4 Responses to A nation without borders

  1. thedrpete says:

    A problem here for even principled Republicans — and there are a handful of those — is history ala Ronald Reagan.

  2. drrik says:

    Reagan is Santorum’s justification for saddling us with a fixed high and low tax rate. Reagan did it because he couldn’t figure out how to dismantle the machine, not as an end in itself.

  3. Mrs. AL says:

    Agreed that a nation w/o borders is not a nation. So if we have, in fact, given up our borders — what are we?

  4. drrik says:

    We are the dregs.
    The residue of a productive republic that continues to produce and function as though we were still free, much like a grizzly bear will still do damage for a considerable while after being shot through the heart. We are being bled out by the progressive version of the chinese death of a thousand cuts. In this case it is the saddling of a thousand taxes and regulations. Franklin said that it is a mean government that would impose such a tax as 10% on its people. We have bypassed that long ago.
    Have to start with the local groups like 912 and Tea Party, encouraging them to have all members send off letters to their representatives to whit, as per what Jefferson said, it is not only the Supreme Court that determines constitutionality.

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