Derek Hunter

Look, murders happen. We can’t stop them, and we spend a lot of resources trying to prevent them and punish those who commit them. This money would be better spent on other things, such as education, than trying to stop what is going to happen anyway. Think of the children who can be educated, or fed, by the money we’re wasting trying to stop what we can’t stop.

In addition to an inability to stop future murders, we have to remove the stigma unfairly attached to those who’ve done what we’ve failed to stop in the past. The term “murderer” is a term of shame and of judgment. Who are we to judge those who were simply seeking a better world for themselves and their families?

To call someone a “murderer” dehumanizes them and makes it easier to treat them differently, to deny them their freedom and the right to vote. They aren’t “murderers,” they’re un-non-killing-Americans.

Were it not for the luck of the circumstances of our births, our upbringings and the choices we made, any one of us could be murderers, too. And, when you think of the history of the United States, we’re a nation of murderers, so really, who are we to judge?

Prison gates should be opened, and un-non-killing-Americans who pay a fine and promise not to kill again ought to be welcomed into society. Think of the money we’d save on housing and health care alone. Plus, un-non-killing-Americans would add to the economy, come out from the prisons and pay taxes – benefitting everyone.

It’s win-win, and the Chamber of Commerce supports it, so there you go…

That is pretty much the argument for no longer using the accurate “illegal alien” term for the “undocumented” tripe – as if this all was a matter of some form not being filled out properly. This, and tales of families being reunited and whatnot are pretty much the extent of arguments put forth by amnesty activists on both sides of the aisle. All of these arguments are emotional, and none of them should matter.

The Obama administration, which just a few years ago took Arizona to court to stop it from committing the sin of actually trying to enforce the nation’s immigration laws, claims to be powerless to stop an unfettered influx of illegals flooding across the Mexican border. Of course, the administration saying it can’t stop the flood is like someone who’s never tried asparagus refusing to eat it – they’ve never tried it and never had any intention of trying it, but their mind is made up anyway.

Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter is Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist. You can also stalk his thoughts 140 characters at a time on Twitter.