One of the reasons for the seeming apathy is that, we the great unwashed masses, aren't smart enough to realize that the illegal immigration problem
is actually "good" for America
. Good in that it has placed in incredible strain on the infrastructure of America, particularly the border
states like California, Arizona, and Texas, but has placed pressure on states like Washington that have huge populations of seasonal agricultural
workers, alot of whom are surely undocumented, read illegal.
The excuse of "Americans don't want these jobs, so companies have to hire illegals.", is a phoney one; and simply not true. If these companies
were forced to hire only legal workers, the pay would sky rocket and more Americans would do these jobs.
Border security could be addressed very simply by placing the military on the borders. Who gives a flying mmmm-hmmmm what Vicente Fox of Mexico
thinks? Last I heard, this was our country, not his. Close the borders, begin rounding up the illegals (an enourmous job, I know...).
This issue is going to cost the Republicans big time in November. More and more Americans are getting angry that this issue is not being addressed
sufficiently, and in a timely manner. Mr. Bush needs to dig his head out of his MMM-HMMM and deal with it.
I am not sure what you mean by the shipping system? Transport to and from ports, and airline security? I don't even know if post 9-11 changes are
actually more effective or not. I mean, sure there haven't been anymore attacks like that, but the security screening at the airports I've been to
since are a joke. Technology that is available, that can identify known or suspected terrorists even with altered features (at least I heard it was
available, maybe its only experimental...I am sure someone can help me out on this?). Yet there doesn't seem to be any real urgency to place it at
major entry hubs.
I am no security expert here, but it seems to me that the politicians in this country are playing a dangerous game, and it is going to cost us big
time one way or another.
Apathy? I think another word would be stupidity. If it is stupidity, they need replacing, or its the sheer arrogance of elitism, in which case they
need to be replaced and reminded whose country it really is. Come November, I guess we'll find out whose apathetic, and/or stupid. Them, for
ignoring us, or us for letting them get away with it. The choice is ours in 8 months. Start questioning the candidates who are running against the
incumbants, where do they stand on these issues, relative to their opponants. Then if the two major candidates sound the same, which many will, vote
libertarian, green, workers world, who ever.
OK. Rant over.