Dangerous and destructive gangs are roaming the nation's capital. No one knows their origins, but since their arrival in the halls of Congress they have grown in number and power; and they are leaving behind a path of destruction everywhere they go.
These gangs typically number from eight to sixteen; a small number, but powerful nonetheless. In years past, they have brought wreckage to many areas, including: Supreme Court Justice nominations, Cap-and-trade legislation, and Fiscal Cliff negotiations.
The most recent carnage being heaped on America comes from the "Gang of Eight" working on amnesty for illegal aliens---oops, I mean Immigration Reform. As has been the case with previous gangs, the ideals found in the Constitution---ideals that Obama and many members of Congress disregard on a routine basis---will come one step closer to extinction.
Sadly, there is also likely to be some collateral damage in the form of Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Conservative Republicans.
Every gang has a hierarchy, and this one is no exception. The "Universal Elite" (John McCain, R-AZ and Chuck Schumer, D-NY) made the decision to let Rubio---their newest "goon"---be the face of this unpopular plan. This strategy positions Rubio the fall guy when the plan fails to accomplish its goals.
Some of the most important goals of the gang's plan concern the enforcement mechanisms necessary to secure the border. These mechanisms are supposed to be the first steps to allowing a "pathway to citizenship"---or as McCain likes to call it, pathway to winning Hispanic votes. Senator Rubio repeatedly reinforced this step in an interview with Sean Hannity as being absolutely necessary to taking any action on what to do with the millions of illegals currently in the country:
Before we can move towards a path for green cards---because citizenship comes after that, it's a path to green cards. Before we move to a path towards green cards, there has to be enforcement mechanisms, verified and in place. And the not just the border, Sean, it's workplace enforcement, because that's the magnet for legal immigration, and its tracking the entry and exit of visitor visas. Forty percent of our illegal immigration and undocumented people in the country entered illegally and overstayed their visas, and we don't track when people leave, so we don't know who and where they are.
All of these things must happen before, before there's a path to a green card and that's a critical part of any component that we do here.
In his latest "I oppose this because I won't get the credit" moment---although he is trying---Obama has stated that he opposes border security as a condition of immigration reform. But not to worry, the gang's got his back, right? When asked about the issue, McCain stated:
And while McCain has previously said that the path to citizenship should be contingent upon securing the border with Mexico first, he insists the process of securing the border will not slow progress toward legislation.
The border state Senator will convene a “commission made up of the most knowledgeable people including border state governors,” and explained, “the final decision will be made by the secretary of homeland security.” (emphasis mine)
So, with the plan already compromised, why should anyone think that McCain-Kennedy 2.0 will be any different from the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which was the last time America granted amnesty to illegal immigrants without securing the border? The short answer? There is no reason.
If the gangs have their way:
- Illegal immigrants will be given amnesty without any serious conditions
- Americans will lose job opportunities
- Obamacare costs will go through the roof
- The welfare state will explode (based on an initial study of McCain-Kennedy)
- The Republican party will move one step closer to being obsolete
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
I'm guessing that the Founding Fathers didn't have a gang problem.
This post was originally at The Strident Conservative