The news out of New York last night was talking about a woman who was arrested for selling fake Green Cards to illegals. Cops say they are looking for people who were victimized by her. Huh? They break the law by being here and then they break the law by buying a fake Green Card, and they are the victims?
If a guy buys a bag of pot and it turns out to be catnip, is he a victim of anything other than his own stupidity? Are the cops going to hunt down the supposed pusher and arrest him for cheating the “victim?”
I don’t agree with the current mindset of giving amnesty and even citizenship to people who are in the country illegally. They don’t deserve it any more than somebody who trespasses onto my property has any right to the things I worked hard to obtain. The way I’ve always understood our system, if you break the law you are a criminal. That includes entering the country illegally.
Yes, I’ve heard the argument that they are simply poor people trying to make a better life for themselves. The guy parked next to me has a brand new pickup truck that would sure make my life better. But I’m pretty sure if I try to take it he’s not going to be too happy about that.
I don’t get it. When did we all suddenly become victims? A while back somebody on a talk show was telling of the plight of victims of obesity. Huh? I’m obese, and the only thing I’m a victim of is my own laziness and lack of willpower. Nobody holds a gun to my head and says, “Drink that Pepsi and eat those potato chips.” What ever happened to personal responsibility?
If you don’t want to be a victim of obesity, push your chair back from the table and take a walk. If you don’t want to be a victim of somebody selling fake documentation, go through the legal process that millions of other immigrants have done for the last couple of hundred years and stop looking for shortcuts and the easy way to a free ride. We’ve already got way too many citizens here doing that.