posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 09:22 AM
Having read the report and the posts, and after great thought, here is my take on this:
For as nobel as what the state employees are accused of doing. I do say accused, as it has yet to be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they did
the deed, and there are innocent until proven guilty, and those who did such an act, as nobel of an action as they have done, it does bring up several
points that need to be looked at and considered. You see what the creators of the list did, was cause a politically inconvient situation.
1) If, those whose names are on the list, nothing is done to either deport them or to even check them out, then it proves that the federal government
is choosing to turn a blind eye to entire illegale immigration problem, by not enforcing the laws of the country.
2) It should send a clear cut message to the illegale immigrants that the days of them hiding in the country are coming to an end, that if someone
was able to compile a list, then it should tell them that anyone can do such.
3) This situation in Utah also shows that there will be mistakes made, but if the people have the documentation on hand, then it should resolve
The realitiy of the illegale immigration issue and problem is that it has grown to the point of where there will be no politically correct solution to
it, as the question must be asked, what to do with all of the illegale immigrants who are in the country. We can not just ignore it, nor can the
people who have broken the law be allowed to continue to get off with out some kind of penality. Will mistakes be made, yes, but at the same time it
needs to be done in a way that sends a message, that such actions will no longer be tolerated by the lawful citizens of the country, or its legitimate
government. The problem is that too many elected officials tend to seek relelection from the first day on the job, and try to figure out how to gain
a coalition of a voting bloc from one segment of the population, instead of speaking for all of the voters with one voice. The country can no longer
afford to have illegale immigrants to come into the country as it is a drain on resources, and many times for those individuals in this day and age,
have to resort to committing greater crimes in order to survive, from steal idenities to other more violent crimes. The situation can not be allowed
to continue on.
So there you have it, I am on the fence on this, both saying it is about time that some in the government who work for me, started to do their job and
report, but the way that they did such was just wrong, by reporting personal information and puting such out to the general public, bringing up
memories of a past where such was done before. It was the right thing, done in the wrong way, the politically inconvient way. It was done outside of
the system, but perhaps it is just something that needed to be done, to force the government to act.