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by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman
(Oct. 27, 2016) — Arguably, the greatest form of mental illness in this country is cognitive disconnect. People get totally lost when it comes to being able to rationally address cause and effect. Of course, mental acuity, when saturated with liberal doses of emotionalism and group-think becomes feeble to non-existent. The symptom I wish to address specifically is one that has been on the political table for decades: immigration. The causes, which are all too often ignored, are directly related to unconstitutional acts by our government. Many times these unconstitutional acts are wildly supported by a constitutionally ignorant population.
First, let us take a look at the out of control illegal immigration into our country from our neighbor to the South, Mexico. Almost all of this illegal activity can be attributed to our unconstitutional drug laws and the vaunted “war on drugs’ that has emaciated our Bill of Rights to a disease-ridden skeleton of what was intended by those we call Anti-federalists in our founding history.
If there was ever a litmus test for those who claim to be “constitutionalists,” it would be their stance on drug laws. As stated in previous rants, as a country we believed an amendment to our Constitution was required to prohibit sale, possession, and consumption of alcohol; thus passage of the 18th Amendment. After 13 years of rampant crime and the establishment of very organized criminal elements who were buying cops, judges, and assorted politicians, the 18th was repealed by the 21st. The people of this country recognized the futility of any attempt to legislate morals but witnessed the accompanying loss of individual rights and the rise of the police state with more and more powers specifically designed to increase powers of the government at the cost of personal freedoms. We completely ignored all the lessons learned from this debacle in the prosecution of the “war on drugs.”
I believe it would be safe to say that people who simply illegally walk across our Southern border do so for one of three reasons. First, many are seeking to escape the Narco-state government of Mexico, a government that is predominantly bought and paid for by drug cartels, much as our government was bought and paid for by the organized crime during prohibition and its attendant violence. Violence directly related to the drug cartels in Mexico is pandemic. How could anyone not understand the basic human desire to escape such violence?
Secondly, many of those who illegally enter our country do so to profit from the drug trade. They bring the violence of Mexico to the streets of our country. If you doubt this for a second just tune into the news of any metropolitan area and watch and listen to the crimes perpetrated on good citizens and check the ethnicity of those who are charged with those crimes. I can remember at one time when our family lived in Tucson, Arizona, the “10 most wanted” fugitives from justice were all illegal aliens. I would assume it is not much different in most towns and cities today. Of course, political correctness demands such things as citizenship status not be mentioned in the reporting of these multitudes of crimes against legal citizens and their property.
Third, there are those who simply come to this country to feast and live on another unconstitutional act by our government; to wit, social welfare programs. As was stated by Libertarian writer Hans Herman Hoppe, when one lives in a country that has welfare programs, immigration rapidly becomes an invasion. There is a provision in our Constitution that requires our government protect each and every state from invasion (Article IV, section IV) but it has been ignored in favor of unconstitutional acts such as welfare and the so-called war on drugs.
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