Political correctness is a means of thought control. It limits what people may say by punishing them with social and political approbation. Inadvertent violation of one of the many shibboleths of political correctness can result in legal harassment, loss of employment and social shunning.
I raise the question of how our immigration policies affect the safety of citizens of this country with trepidation. I assume that I will be called an Islamophobe, and that my Christian charity will be challenged. However, somebody needs to open this discussion, and since I’ve proven long ago that I have far more guts than brains, I guess I’ll be the one.
My question is simply this: Do we need to change our immigration policies in this country to reflect the reality of international terrorism?
Politically-correct thought control often forces us to deny obvious facts. For instance, we avoid the obvious fact that one region of the world is the source of the international terrorism that blew up the Russian jet liner a few weeks ago, flew planes into the Pentagon and the Twin Towers, set off the bombs at the Boston Marathon, bombed the trains in Spain, and in England, and committed the atrocities in Paris last weekend.
The short list I just recited is a teaspoon in the ocean of terrorist attacks coming from that one region of the world. Every night on the news I hear that ISIS is training terrorists it recruits from America and Europe and then sending them back to kill us. The discussion I heard on one station shortly after the attacks in Paris was that we needed stronger gun control to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists.
In other words, we need to give up one of our most cherished freedoms because people we’ve let into our country might use it to kill us. We’ve already consented to be searched and wanded like visitors to a maximum security prison before getting on airliners. Our government claims it must read our emails and record our phone conversations to “keep us safe.”
Where does it stop? How many people have to die, and how much freedom must we forfeit in order to continue allowing immigration from a part of the world that we know is exporting terrorists?
The same politicians who rant and rave about “illegal” immigration, i.e. Mexicans, won’t speak a word about the damage being done to us by legal immigration.
Every off-year election, we are treated to massive media coverage from certain outlets about the “crisis at the border.” Then, as soon as the election is over, they drop the story.
Why do they do this? They do it because getting people hopping mad about illegal immigration can be used to win elections for governor, Congress, the US Senate and state legislatures in certain states. That’s why it used in every off-election, when those races are in play.
But, this demagoguery is a two-edged sword. If American citizens of Hispanic origin vote as a bloc, they can turn the election in presidential years in several key states, such as Texas, that are rich in electoral votes.
That’s why the pundits drop the story as soon as the election is over in off years and don’t raise it again until the next off-year election. Donald Trump has thrown a wrench in these works this year. It will be interesting to see how that plays out in November 2016.
There are several problems with this, but I’ll only deal with two of them in this post. First, it accomplishes nothing that would stem the tide of illegal immigration. Second, it ignores the real dangers coming at us from legal immigration.
The way to stop the flood of immigrants from over the border is to punish businesses with fines, loss of government contracts and tax advantages for employing them. We also need to end the drug cartels which make life south of the border a horror.
But before we do anything, we need to turn our attention to the problem that is really endangering this country, which is legal immigration. Mexicans did not fly planes into the Twin Towers. Mexicans did not do the Boston Marathon bombing. Mexicans did not commit the atrocities in Paris or bring down the Russian airliner.
All of those things emanated from the residents and former residents of one region of the world. I posit that until international terrorism ends, we need to revise our immigration policies to limit immigration from that region. It’s a matter of self defense, which is a moral option.
I hope for intelligent discussion about this. We need to kick politically-correct thought control to the curb and open up public discussion to all the options available to us.
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