As I was reading the news yesterday, I couldn't help but be forced to read the latest Bush insight on immigration. This man, this Republican has suggested that we need yet another government bureaucracy to deal with the burgeoning illegal immigration crisis. Please note the sarcasm with burgeoning and crisis.
This is a simple exercise in fear pandering. The "I got mine, and you can't have any" mentality that is pervasive throughout American society. To combat this, we're going to put National Guard forces along the border, apparently to shoot to kill anyone that attempts to cross.
Here's a thought: make it easy for people to come into the country. Show immigrants that we would like their help in making this country greater than ever before. Give them a vested interest in our economy. Make human trafficking obsolete. Make the process somewhat akin to rent-to-own.
But no. My good old President wishes to create an Office of Citizenry within the Department of Homeland Security. As if more government is the answer?!?
Bush is a traitor to the Republican Party. Yes, I said it. He is banished from the Shinig City on a Hill; the beacon of Democracy; the land of equal opportunity.
When I read this, the first thing I thought of was "Office of Mutant Registration." Which is not a far shot from the Jews going through their own pogrom. Remember that whole "fiasco?"
The second thing I read was, and I quote "help people assimilate into our country," which is what this new bureaucracy is to help facilitate. The first thing I thought of was the Borg. Great. America wants to assimilate everyone. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.
Clearly, Bush has lost his mind. Though I've only been cognizant of politics since 1981, this President has loused things up more than I can remember any other.