Expelling Those Here Illegally
The implication of the "Ten Stages of Genocide" is that what we are witnessing in our current political environment is similar to what occured in 20th Century Nazi Germany. Here's what's not "kinda familiar".
- Jews in N.G. were LEGAL citizens and had no expectation they would or should be removed/relocated. ANYONE who enters ANY nation illegally most certainly has an expectation of being "relocated" (deported). NO ONE is suggesting that those who have entered the U.S. illegally be put into ovens, nor are we trending in that direction. Good grief.
- EVERY nation of which I am aware has immigration laws. They ALL have enforcement agencies that, well, enforce their laws by deporting those who
That does NOT make I.C.E., nor any other law enforcement agency involved in enforcing immigration law, the SS.
- did not enter legally
- overstayed their visas
- violated any condition of being allowed entry.
- When thinking about issues like those here illegally, I like to personalize them and see how that shoe fits:
- If someone enters your home/property without your permission, should they expect and be allowed to
Well, guess what? That's exactly what has been going on.
- take up permanent residence?
- eat out of your refrigerator?
- be added to your health care?
- all at your expense?
- Do you lock your doors at night and are you selective about who enters your home?
You do and you are? Horrors!
Is your motive to protect yourself and your loved ones inside, or is it that you have some insidious, ulterior motive because in reality you hate certain groups of people who come to your door and ultimately want them exterminated? If that question and its implication sound as ridiculous, exaggerated and offensive to you as it does to me, you are starting to get my point.
- We should be careful, lest we find ourselves caught in hypocrisy: "OK for ME to protect MY border. NOT OK for Texas and Arizona."
- As a nation, we have the same right to be careful and selective about who crosses our borders as we do individually who crosses our thresholds.*
As a nation, we have the same right to expel those who have have crossed our borders illegally as we do individually to expel those who enter our homes without knocking and getting permission first.*
* Why? Because congress (Democrats and Republicans) have passed,
and presidents (Democrats and Republicans) have signed,
legislation over the years that say so.
- If people don't like the way the current administration is handling immigration, fine. Oppose it all you want. Contact your representatives and ask them to change the laws.
- But let's be honest here. Equating getting around to enforcing immigration law by deporting those who are here illegally with Nazi-ism is an old, tired, worn out and lazy political ploy, designed to discredit a political opponent and has no basis in reality.
- If anyone seriously believes by enforcing existing immigration law we (and every other nation) are kinda headed toward genocide, all I can say is: ¡Ay, caramba!