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D. A. King: History Is Repeating Itself
History is repeating itself.
The hurried debate in the United States Senate on another amnesty for illegal aliens and their criminal employers is over.
By a vote of 62-36 – its amnesty again.
Much like the lead character trapped in the ever- repeating day in the 1993 movie “Ground Hog Day” we can look helplessly back to the “one time” amnesty of 1986 and see the same things happening all over again.
Anyone with the time and access to CSPAN could have watched the final arguments today and heard the nearly exact remarks made more than twenty years ago.
In the sales pitch for the 1986 amnesty, the American people were promised that once implemented, our borders would then be secured, future illegal employers would be sanctioned and our illegal immigration problems would be history. It was to have been a “return to the rule of law.”
History is repeating itself.
The fact that the 1986 amnesty was a miserable failure at securing our borders, stopping illegal immigration or punishing employers for hiring black market labor is easily illustrated – and shamelessly ignored. Often intentionally hidden from un-aware citizens.
According to Arizona Senator John McCain, Border Patrol statistics show that “almost four million people crossed our borders illegally in the year 2002”. While the advertised number of illegals currently in our nation is deceptively put at “11 million”, most who study the issue understand that Census-based figure to be inaccurate by half.
In the year 2004, three employers were fined for hiring illegal aliens. Three.
The only promise kept from 1986 was to the illegals, both the aliens and the employers.
Under pressure from the same groups, history is repeating itself.
If the House of Representatives capitulates in the coming conference proceedings, this may well be the last amnesty for those who are allowed to choose which American laws they will obey – but it is not the end of illegal immigration. For that solution, we must wait a few years to hear the announcement of the true goal of those who have refused to secure our borders or enforce our laws – “war on terror” be damned.
That will be the pressure for a borderless continent and “the free flow of goods and people”. The ultimate cost cutter for the corporate quarterly profit report.
Those Americans who recognize that they have been sold out by the President and the majority of the U.S. Senate – and offended by the recent re-writing and translation of the American national anthem – should prepare for far more radical changes in the looming “New America”.
Think: “I pledge allegiance to the Continent and to the Commerce for which it stands…”
English language optional.
D.A. King writes a column in the Marietta Daily Journal and is president of The Dustin Inman Society, a Marietta- based coalition of citizens dedicated to educating the Georgia public on the consequences of illegal immigration. On the Web: www.TheDustinInmanSociety.org
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