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Illegal Immigrants, Not So Illegal

A7 Wrote: Aug 19, 2012 9:35 AM
I am so sickened by these "oh those poor widdle-biddy-babies!" rationalizations that are now gumming up Townhall and other outlets. We should just trash our immigration laws because of some misplaced sympathy, is that your point? How about we get rid of all of our laws -- when someone goes to jail, they often devastate their families...baby-mamas can't feed their babies without that drug money, you know? Bank robbers are daddies and mommies too -- why punish the innocent widdle babies by putting their parents in jail? Yes, I think unchecked hyper-sympathy is the best way to run a government, don't you agree Mr. Chapman?
Beverly143 Wrote: Aug 19, 2012 10:02 AM
You hit that nail on the head. If we want illegals to stop coming (because we cannot seem to enforce the laws on the books), then we need to cut off every form of charity they are given. No welfare, no education, no work, no medicine, no credit, no housing, no nothing. Believe me they would not be so hot to cross that border for a life of nothing. Our country is sinking in a quagmire of debt and yet we open our arms to a class of people who bring down the house. AZ has it right - the feds may say you're okay, but we don't. So don't expect freebies from us.
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