December 10, 2010
Dream Act, Illegal Aliens and Belmont Firearms
The 111th Congress is about to wrap up its business. In January 2011, the 112th Congress rolls up its sleeves. But our current representatives are bound and determined to win over eight figures worth of future voters.
Most citizens are busy and stressed out with Christmas just 15 days away. The members of Congress are hoping we're not paying attention. Isn't that crazy? They used to be able to get away with that, but not anymore with 24/7 cable news and this wonderful thing called the Internet.
You do realize some cultures place a very high value on loyalty, don't you? It's a noble and highly prized hallmark if you ask me. I remember clearly a conversation I had with an employee of a major tool manufacturer about ten years ago.
We were talking about the influx of Spanish-speaking workers into the USA construction marketplace and how this tool manufacturer was marketing to that segment. This man was trying to explain to me about brand loyalty and how it transcended into everyday life with those folks who were coming to the USA from below the 32nd parallel.
I don't know if what this man told me is true. But I do know all about loyalty. Let's assume, for sake of discussion, that it's true.
If this is the case, you can see why certain members of the current Congress are so interested in creating a fast track to US citizenship for the illegal aliens that are on our soil.
If they became citizens by cutting the line - remember, we have a process that millions have used to become legal US citizens - then these new fast-trackers would become VERY loyal to those that gave them this highly valued thing.
The deep psychological trigger of reciprocity would be clicked with each future election for generations. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand this, as you succumb to reciprocity on a daily basis, assuming you're not a psychopath who has no feelings.
I'm upset at virtually all of our elected officials, past presidents, President Obama and countless others about the illegal alien situation. It's unthinkable that we don't control our borders. Have you been paying attention to the news lately? Are you aware of the American citizens over the past few years who've gone *hiking* near North Korea, Iran and other countries? What happens to those folks?
I'll tell you what happens. All you have to do is read what I saw at the Belmont Firearms Gun Range where I go to practice my marksmanship. Based on what I read in the news, I'd say this is all pretty accurate.
It's sickening. It's unbelievable and it's unacceptable. I'm not talking about what OTHER countries do, I'm talking about what WE do to people that cross our borders illegally.