This is page five of a five page series on American Culture and the Mexican Amnesty Bill.
Here is what I want to see for amnesty as a beginning negotiating position, recognizing that just some of these things would constitute a fair trade.
1. Build the fence. Build it now and build it big. Finish it all, a great marvel to future generations as impressive as the Great Wall of China. I would be quite pleased if the Mexican border fence could be seen from the moon.
2. Relocate some military bases to the Mexican border and use our troops to patrol it. They are getting paid anyway, so it is a better use of taxpayer dollars to police a real threat than it is to play fantasy military games in strategically irrelevant places like Fort Meade, Maryland, or Fort Benning, Georgia. And shoot anyone who crosses from machine gun towers – that idea tickles my testosterone.
3. Completely rebuild the immigration and naturalization service. If it was a corporation, all of the incompetents would all be fired and forced to reapply for their jobs. Their job is to enforce immigration policy like hard asses, and only occasionally to be helpful to future immigrants. They have the whole mission ass backwards. Do over.
4. Eliminate all Federal funding of bilingual, multicultural programs that serve to slow down the cultural integration of new people into the United States. English only, and sneak in a provision on page 691 that will jail liberals who fight it.
Given the condemnation of this amnesty bill, I do not think it will stand in present form. So maybe there is another chance to do it over.
Trust but verify. Build amnesty into the bill as a quid pro quo. Once some conservative objectives are achieved, amnesty can be triggered later. That was the fatal mistake Reagan made before.
What is a fair trade for amnesty? That is a reasonable question, and a start to a conversation rather than the end.
[tags]amnesty, bill, culture, mexican, republican, gop, illegal immigration[/tags]