Where Is President Polk When You Need Him?
The Mexican-American War came to an official end in 1848 with the signing of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo under the direction of U. S. President James K. Polk Unofficially, a state of war apparently still exists between many Mexican citizens and the government and people of the United States, and, this just in, the gringos are getting their traseros handed to them. We have no treaty under consideration, and President Polk is dead. These crafty Mexicans are not using nuclear weapons, chemical bombs or biological warfare against us. No way. Instead, they are using our own freedoms and way of life to beat the ever-loving hell out of us, like a hungry fat kid on a pinata. We Yankees so love our customs and traditions that the very thought of requiring all people to produce identification (iron clad, positive proof of citizenship) when we conduct real estate transactions, bank business, receive medical treatment or enroll in public schools is simply too intrusive to imagine. You know, Big Brother, and all that. Even though most of us, like 99 percent of all working, legal adults in America, already present such documentation on the average of three times a day. And in the last couple of years we have added respected American traditions such as voting and donating blood to the list of activities that require such ID. Thanks to cell phones, online social networks and debit cards, most Americans leave a trail of breadcrumbs so thick that Inspector Clouseau could track their movements with a 14-year-old computer without leaving the comfort of his fashionable French apartment. Ah, but these geniuses from South of the Border (Mexico, not the South Carolina tourist trap) have found a way around all that. Disposable cell phones, free internet access and cash solve a multitude of problems. Citizenship? They don’t need no stinkin’ citizenship! Combine today’s technology and the greed of their workplace accomplices, turncoat Americans who would rather count their money than fight, and you get a problem with illegal aliens that is something akin to an invading swarm of fire ants. Even if you squish a thousand a day, there are a million more behind them coming at you fast. What harm do these people do? Ask the construction workers who used to make a good living in Columbia County until the great invasion of 2007 hit. That is when the real pain of hundreds of illegals being put to work in the local construction business really started being felt. These people have come into our country, and instead of beating us on a level playing field through their better work habits and superior commitment (which admittedly, they often possess), they combine those attributes with the savings that come from completely sidestepping the tax system, the back-breaking red tape American bureaucracy has thrust upon us, and every safety and occupational rule set down by OSHA, the EPA, the EPD, the FDA, DHEC, DFACS and Major League Baseball. The local case involving construction mogul Hugo Diaz is maddening, not only for the damage that his operation has done to local builders and their families, but the bizarre and hideous way that he was in the face of the entire community while doing it. He and his wife didn’t hide like masked bank robbers, they were out and about living their lives and having a grand old time doing it. Their teenage kids drive nicer, more expensive vehicles than most honest citizens are able to afford until they are middle aged. They lived in a home that most honest doctors, lawyers and, yes, politicians, are ever able to afford. They were able to do all that because, prosecutors say, they were willing to lie and cheat the system at every turn and in every possible way. The same system of payroll taxation, workplace safety regulations, and professional standards that most American citizens break their backs and bank accounts trying to navigate legally every day. Hugo Diaz is one of millions. If guilty, he is not just a criminal, he is a soldier at war with America. He and those like him need to be fought the same way we fought the Germans and Japanese during World War II.We must fight them until they surrender, we must use all the technology at our disposal to do it and we must do it without fear of being called xenophobic or racist in any way. I want an America that is built by Americans of every color in the rainbow and every ethnicity on the planet. But it should be built by people who respect our laws, protect our way of life and consider the burden their “shortcuts” put on the rest of us. As far as Diaz goes… adios amigo… and take your subversive com padres with you as you go.You Might Also Like:
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