Watching the unfolding "crisis*" in Del Rio, Texas, I kept wondering what might happen if we had a wall and sufficient Border Patrol resources to completely control the border. It wouldn't have to mean a shutdown of immigration, would it? I mean, if we chose to do so, we could allow 1,000,000 Haitians, 2,000,000 Hondurans and 10,000,000 Mexicans to come into the country every year. We could specify any mix we chose and any numbers we chose.
Securing the border is independent of immigration limits.
If the border is out of control, then we can't specify any limits at all. We can vote every three months** to elect new representatives. They could go meet in session in Congress and enact any immigration bills they wished. The president could sign them into law. Nothing would change because the border is a sieve.
Why is the border a sieve?
It's a sieve so we don't have the ability to set any limits. The elimination of border control is not about the border, it's about us. Just like the Supreme Court's rulings on abortion and gay marriage, we are seen by the Elites as too stupid, too ignorant and too bigoted to be allowed to make choices about these things. I mean, just imagine what we might do if we were given political power. Why, we could limit immigration, enshrine one man - one woman marriage and even make our own decisions about when life begins! Horrible!
We are unworthy of the right to vote. Since they can't take that away, they simply remove the linkages between voting and real results.
|Our elections are the equivalent of this toddler's driving toy. We can pretend to drive just like mommy does, but in reality, we aren't doing a thing.|
* - In my book, it's not a crisis if it's intentional.
** - I've ingested the message that voting is the most important thing you can do to the point that I now think our political season should never end and we should have elections as often as possible.