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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Ann Coulter On Illegal Immigration

I really like Ann Coulter's opinions. She does still need to eat some more food, but I love her opinions. She nails the illegal immigration situation as usual with her latest column:

By Ann Coulter
Wed Apr 12, 8:05 PM ET

This is the only country on Earth that thinks it's not sporting to consider our own interests in choosing immigrants. Try showing up in any other country on the planet, illiterate and penniless, and announcing: "I've seen pictures of your country and it looks great. I think I'd like to live here! Oh, and by the way, would you mind changing all your government and business phone messages, street signs and ballots into my native language? Thanks!" They would laugh you out of the country.

What seems not to have occurred to the "NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL" crowd is that this is a country, not a public park.

There are more than 6 billion people in the world, many of whom apparently like the idea of living in the wealthiest democracy on Earth. But if the billions of people of the world did live here, it wouldn't be "here" anymore. America is special for a reason that must transcend the right to vote -- or everyone would be trying to immigrate to Iraq right now.

America has a seller's market in immigration, but thanks to Teddy Kennedy's 1965 immigration law, we no longer favor skilled workers from developed nations, but instead favor unskilled immigrants from the Third World. Kennedy's bill promptly cut the number of European immigrants in half and increased Third World immigrants to 85 percent of the total.

Not surprisingly, post-1965 immigrants have sharply higher levels of poverty and welfare dependence. Europeans may not seem like ideal new immigrants, but the truth is, if what they want is welfare, they'll stay in France.

It's as if we've got the last Xbox 360s available on Christmas Eve and instead of doubling the price, we're entertaining low-ball offers. Or more accurately, we're paying our customers to take the darn things off our hands -- and the customers are still indignant with us.

On CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" on Monday, Dobbs was interviewing Nativo Lopez, president of the Mexican-American Political Association about his demand for "full immediate, unconditional legalization for all persons currently in the United States."

Dobbs posed this innocuous question about Lopez's planned boycott, "You're talking about a boycott of all illegal aliens in this country?"

Lopez exploded: "Well, first off, I refute your terminology. You don't say 'kike,' 'patty,' 'WOP,' OK. You don't say "nigger"! ... You're using language that's offensive to me and offensive to my people! ... You pollute the air every day, Dobbs. ... That language is offensive, it's derogatory, it's denigrating, and don't use that terminology to me again, referring to my people!"

Dobbs eventually ended Lopez's Tourette's episode by calmly asking him what he expected the impact of the boycott to be.

An hour later on MSNBC's "Hardball," Dave Rodriguez, of the League of United Latin American Citizens, leapt in to denounce Rep. Tom Tancredo for using the word "amnesty." He said: "There isn't any such thing as amnesty in this law. I don't understand what this debate is. That's your own terminology on it ..."

Bank robbers and drug dealers ought to start claiming that the words "bank robber" and "drug dealer" are akin to the N-word. They could accuse lawmakers of "criminalizing felonies" and claim they don't understand what the word "jailbreak" means.

At the same time on CNN's "The Situation Room," Maria Elena Salinas, an anchor at Univision, was informing Wolf Blitzer that "all Hispanics feel offended by what has been going on, by the rhetoric, the level of the negativity that you hear coming out of Capitol Hill and also on some television stations and by some journalists."

So it's really more like we've got the last Xbox 360s available on Christmas Eve and the customers are not only demanding money to take the hottest sales item off our hands, but are verbally abusing us and acting petulant. I'm offended that you would even think about asking me to pay for the Xbox 360! You say it has a "20 GB detachable hard drive"? Well, would you use the word "kike"?

As hardworking as illegal immigrants are when they come here, they are immediately demagogued by liberals into adopting the victimhood pose so popular on college campuses. Everybody wants to act like his ancestors were brought here on slave ships.

Consider this e-mail from Michele Waslin, La Raza's director of Immigration Policy Research, to her members denouncing Sen. Lamar Alexander (news, bio, voting record)'s proposal to provide government grants to immigrants who want to learn English and American history and to organizations offering those courses. (I'd be happy with a law that simply trained new immigrants not to be "offended" all the time.)

Even though this potentially meant free money for La Raza, Waslin -- of the Guadalajara Waslins -- ominously warned that while the amendment "doesn't overtly mention assimilation, it is very strong on the patriotism and traditional American values language in a way which is potentially dangerous to our communities."

Meanwhile, Americans aren't allowed to consider whether millions of immigrants refusing to learn English and American history is "potentially dangerous to our communities." Here, please -- we'll pay you, just take the whole Xbox 360 factory


  • At 11:50 PM, Anonymous Lee Lemke said…

    Yes, Ann Coulter makes a lot of sense. She was on O’Reilly tonight and he disagreed with her about building a wall and rounding up illegals and sending them back. No matter how many people tell O’Reilly that putting the National Guard on the border is not feasible, he still wants it. You would need to keep the National Guard on the border permanently! That would be expensive logistically. With that and aerial vehicles etc. it ends up being a game of how many times illegals would get caught before they eventually succeeded. The wall would stop this! It would be expensive to build but not as expensive as the recurring cost of services for all these illegals. Like Ann said, have illegals build the wall. As far as “rounding them up”, why not? We do that with other law-breakers. Let’s get off this humanitarian kick! They caused their own problems by coming here illegally and putting their problems on our doorstep. In 1994 Prop. 187 was passed denying some services to illegals. In the first few days after it’s passage visits to emergency rooms dropped by about 90% because the illegals were scared of getting caught. The same thing would happen if we started “rounding them up” as the law says to do. If you have Employment Verification, once you started raiding a few places they would be afraid to go to work and eventually a lot of them would self-deport because they couldn’t work.

    Concerning the issue of ILLEGAL ALIENS paying back income taxes as part of getting legalized for citizenship according to the IDIOT Senate Compromise, this is another phony penalty that they would supposedly pay. We do want them to pay federal income tax don’t we? Well, maybe not! The average ILLEGAL ALIEN makes about $26,000/yr. Most of them have children. Can you spell RABBIT? If you do the 1040 math, you find out that this is beneficial for them taxwise. It qualifies them for tax credits. First of all, with that income their annual tax before credits would not be much over $1,000. The CHILD TAX CREDIT would in most cases eliminate all of that tax owed! Then the EARNED INCOME CREDIT (EIC) would usually give them another credit of about $2,000-$4,000 depending on how many children they have. This ends up being welfare by another name because they get it even though their tax liability is already around zero. So they would have thousands of dollars GIVEN to them in addition to getting all their withholding if any refunded. They would come out better than getting paid “under the table”. Being required to “pay back taxes” would be a financial windfall for them. Some penalty! They still would get all the services they now get for free without paying taxes. The only way to stop this is to send them back!

  • At 4:54 AM, Blogger TheRightToMyOpinion said…

    This issue is the Club the Democrats were looking for to beat those "Republican non caring animals" over the head with. Ann is a firebrand for sure, but her arguments only anger the left and sell more books to the right. A persuader she is not. One thought: For every illegal alien there are at least 10 people who are affected by them in some way in this country. By way of numbers that means 14 million times 10 or 140 million Americans...who can and will vote. Beware Republican's your day has arrived. Now keep in mind the Democrats are not usually wize enough and may squander this opportunity too! Who Knows ...Nice Blog you have here!

  • At 10:35 AM, Blogger La Coocaracha said…

    How 'bout this as a solution...statehood for Mexico! Currently, Mexicans are voting with their feet. But if Mexico were a state (or maybe a half a dozen states) then they wouldn't have to immigrate, they'd already be in the US. Mexico would be open to true capitalism and democracy and would probably be economically very strong. Strong enough that there would be no reason to leave home. In fact, with Americanization of the country it might be attractive to lots of Northern folks. There's a lot of land down there...

    The border with Central America is much smaller and easier to police. We'd have to beef up the Coast Guard a bit, but we could mainly enlist Mexicans (...er, they'd be Americans) to man the ships.

  • At 6:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Here's the 400lb elephant in the room:mexico is incapable of achieving a prosperous status.I've been called a racist bigot for selling our neighbors to the south short but let's quit kidding ourselves.nobody is expecting a cure for cancer to be discovered by a mexican research group.there's only 2 effective solutions to illegal immigration:1;kill and/or deport as many as possible and use the subsequent numbers as a deterrant.2;we invest in mexico(forcefully)and do for mexico what they are forever incapable of-prosperity.


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