Friday, June 01, 2007

America's Dubya Dilemma: Denial or Dementia?

By John W. Lillpop

George W. Bush's intractable and wholly unholy obsession with the Mexicanization of the United States has bewildered, confounded, and infuriated conservatives as well as other patriotic Americans from all ideological backgrounds.

In particular, conservatives found the president's most recent verbal assault galling because Bush resorted to blasphemy when he accused those who oppose amnesty of not wanting to "do what is best for America."

Has this president gone barking mad? Or has he gone madder, to be more precise?

When and how did America deteriorate to the point where a Republican president feels obligated to lash out against GOP colleagues for insisting on rule of law?

Since when has it been un-American to demand secure borders, enforcement of existing laws, and punishment rather than rewards for those who have deliberately invaded our nation and plundered taxpayer funded services like common criminals?

How is it that a strong commitment to preserving American culture and language makes one a racist or a bigot?

It almost appears as though the president is so desperate to deliver amnesty to his Mexican handlers that he has decided to argue that legalizing 12-30 million illegal aliens is needed as a vital weapon to combat terror here at home.

Or perhaps Bush believes that Osama bin Laden would lose interest in killing four million Americans if our great nation were a third-world cesspool like Mexico?

And maybe there is some truth to that: Why would Osama waste a suitcase full of perfectly fine dirty bombs to blow up Los Angeles when five million illegal aliens have already invaded LA, elected a Mexican national as mayor, and made that once proud city a sanctuary for corrupt, third world gangsters and peasants, and essentially uninhabitable?

Whatever the underlying strategy, Bush seems bound and determined to execute a preemptive strike against America, via amnesty for 12-30 million illegal aliens, in order to destroy the nation before Al-Quaeda can attack.

However, even if Bush's motives are not the result of a severe psychotic detachment from reality, the amnesty monster he is trying to ram down the throats of America is hopelessly flawed and an administrative nightmare.

Particularly for an administration that assigned responsibility for fighting Category Five hurricanes to an Arabian horse executive, tried to sell vital American port security management to a nation with known ties to terrorists, and fought a bitter but unsuccessful battle to seat a lottery queen on the U.S. Supreme Court.

If, and when, the amnesty travesty is signed into law, the Bush administration, with those dubious worth points on its resume, will have the following items to contend with:

* Hire and train 18,000 new border patrol agents. Dubya's record in this area is painfully awful, primarily because he refused to fill the border positions authorized by congress several years ago.

* Monitor the to and from movements of millions of heads of household aliens who would be required to return to their home country in order to qualify for citizenship consideration;

* Process background checks for millions of aliens, including follow up actions (deportation?) required for those found to have disqualifying criminal histories;

* Track the progress of millions of aliens in acquiring English skills required for those aspiring to citizenship;

* Collect fees and fines to be paid by illegal aliens;

* Track down and deport hundreds of thousands (millions?) of aliens who have criminal records and who will probably prefer to remain hidden in the "shadows" that bleeding-heart types like Bush are so concerned about, and

* Monitor hundreds of thousands of aliens who must leave America after two years as guest workers, and who must remain in Mexico for a full year before applying for another work permit. The government will also have to track the number of times this nonsense is authorized to assure compliance with amnesty law.

In addition, legalization would be available only to those in America as of January 1, 2007. However, everyone (except Dubya?) knows that the invasion of America will continue unabated and may, in fact, escalate if amnesty actually becomes law.

Thus, the federal government will need tens of thousands of additional federal employees to sort out the new vital question: Is X a Pre-January 1 Illegal Alien, or a Post-January 1 Illegal? Is to back to Mexico, or back to East Los Angeles for Z?

The bottom line of all of this is as follows: "Comprehensive reform" is neither reform, nor comprehensive. It is a ruse, a cruel and devastating joke, and completely unenforceable.

Dubya and the Democrats are obviously counting on all the tough language in the proposal to fool patriotic politicians and other Americans into believing that the administration is about to get serious about securing the borders and enforcing the laws.

In truth, Bush and his Destroy America Team have no interest whatsoever in preventing, or even limiting, the invasion of America.

To borrow a phrase from the immortal Yogi Berra, the current amnesty bill is "De Ja Vu, All Over again!"

Indeed, if the amnesty travesty of 2007 ever becomes law, our nation will have deliberately, and will malice, repeated the tragic mistake of 1986.

You might even say that America's greatness and security were sacrificed for cheap fruit.

John Lillpop is a recovering liberal.