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Above, the Center For Immigration Studies tweets about the double standard applied to the White House fence and the American border.
I don’t understand why everyone seems so upset about an armed intruder making it through the fence around the White House. [Security breach prompts more White House security, AOL, by Josh Lederman, Sep 21, 2014] After all, Mr. Omar Gonzalez is simply taking the President’s immigration policy to its logical conclusion—and we are told he meant no harm. [White House intruder owns ‘firepower,’ but meant no harm: Ex-stepson, Associated Press, September 21, 2014] If it’s immoral to keep people out of America—why isn’t it immoral to keep them off the White House lawn?
Mr. Gonzalez simply leapt over the fence like so many people south of the border do to enter our country illegally every day. But unlike the President, ordinary Americans don’t have a phalanx of armed guards or reporters screaming for more security. Instead, we simply have the consequences of an ongoing invasion—and none of the people upset about Mr. Gonzalez’s transgressions seem to care about that.
But perhaps now President Obama can begin to understand why so many of us who are left completely on our own are deeply concerned about our security. And perhaps it will get through why adding millions of illegal aliens with unknown loyalties and intentions to our already overburdened population is such a terribly immoral idea.
The American population now stands at 320 million people—a dramatic increase from the 135 million Americans of the Franklin Roosevelt era. This astonishing addition took place within my own lifetime. The United States is set to reach 450 million people by the middle of the century.
The sheer weight of numbers is enough to collapse the American way of life. And even as the burdens pile up on our struggling taxpayers, President Obama wants us to intervene in a foreign religious war.
While the American working and middle class is squeezed by mass immigration and foreign intervention abroad, the 1% of Americans who own 40% of American wealth and 100% of American government receive privileges the rest of us can’t even imagine.
We all want President Obama to receive extensive Secret Service protection, but why should the wealthy individuals pushing mass immigration get gated estates and exclusive communities? Look at Mark Zuckerberg, who demands an Amnesty/Immigration surge for the rest of us but bought up an entire neighborhood to make sure he didn’t have to live next to anyone else. [Mark Zuckerberg buys four houses near his Palo Alto home, by Brandon Bailey, Mercury News, October 11, 2013]
One set of rules for them—another for us. And it’s about time the politicians hear that we won’t take it anymore.
Is now the time to express our outrage at the inaction of both parties on patriotic immigration reform? You bet it is.
Donald A. Collins [email him], is a freelance writer living in Washington DC and a former long time member of the board of FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. His views are his own. He is the author of From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013