Newsweek has a nonsensical piece about the object of the outburst by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) during Barack Obama's rant on health "reform" last week, the new health bill allowing for illegal aliens to be covered by taxpayer-funded health insurance. Andrew Romano, the author, finally gets to the gist of his point a few paragraphs in:
The only problem? From a purely economic standpoint, insuring illegal immigrants makes a lot of sense—and not just for them, but for everyone.
For years, the leftists and statists complain how the United States needs to adhere to the rule of law. The hypocrisy is that when it comes to illegal aliens, they wish to ignore the rule of law, along with those Republicans who support cheap labor.
But as long as Mr. Romano wants to go there, I think a better proposal would be for the administration to either figure out how to overturn Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court, or for Congress to pass legislation that effectively does the same thing. Better yet, states could pass abortion legislation that ignores Roe, like many states and cities ignore federal immigration laws. See, the problem with Roe isn't that overturning it would make abortion illegal, but that the power to determine abortion's legality is returned rightly to the states, and hence the people.
Think about it; a healthy percentage of the babies killed under today's "rule of law" travesty would remain alive as American citizens, protected by the rights guaranteed in the Constitution and the laws of this country. Any economic argument being made about how it would be beneficial to insure illegal aliens is even more applicable as it relates to the effects of overturning Roe. There would be a steadier replacement of the nation's workforce; money wouldn't be returned to any home country since the worker would already be working in their home country; and so on, and so forth. I could go further, but I think you get my point.
In any event, we know overturning Roe isn't going to happen anytime soon. Politically, of course, this country has the most radical pro-abortion President and Congress ever, so we can't expect any help from them. If we're fortunate, there will be enough of an outcry to make sure the new health "reform" doesn't include illegal aliens. But if any pro-abortion statist has the gall to say that including illegal aliens in any reform would be of great economic benefit to this country, which is in opposition to the rule of law, remind them that overturning or ignoring Roe would provide a greater economic benefit, as well as getting the government out of the business of the state-sanctioned murder of the most innocent of us. Then ask those pro-abortion statists if they are really interested in the rule of law in the first place.