Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Charlie Daniels to the Rescue

Why are people so stupid? I just read this wonderful essay Charlie Daniels wrote last year on why he’s against Mexican people immigrating here: Because there are laws against it.

As he says:
I don’t blame anybody in the world for wanting to come to the United States of America, as it is a truly wonderful place. But when the first thing you do when you set foot on American soil is illegal it is flat out wrong and I don’t care how many lala land left heads come out of the woodwork and start trying to give me sensitivity lessons.

And so the obvious solution would be to legalize all immigration, so they could start off on a positive foot. We just open our borders and put Charlie on the Welcome Wagon, to greet all his new buddies. I’m sure he’d be overjoyed.

And I would be loath to not mention this gem:
And what ever happened to the polls guys? I thought you folks were the quintessential finger wetters. Well you sure ain’t paying any attention to the polls this time because somewhere around eighty percent of Americans want something done about this mess, and mess it is and getting bigger everyday.

That’s right, polls guys. You need to pay attention to your polls. Charlie’s done his finger wetting. He knows which way the winds blow. Somewhere around eighty percent of Americans want something done. Though in an odd twist of how democracy works, in the final paragraph, Charlie suggests that our elected officials won’t do anything because they only care about being re-elected. So I guess those eighty percent don’t vote? Or did we perhaps switch to the minority-wins system and nobody told me?

But whatever it is, Charlie has made his point clear: No more immigration laws!

Charlie 2.0

I liked that essay so much that I decided to check in on Charlie’s latest offering: A Nation of Laws or Not? It’s a year later, but Charlie’s pimping the same old message: No more immigration laws. But he’s got some new twists added to it.

For example, he claims that big business wants to bring in more immigrants in order to bring wages down and to move more factories overseas. Now, if they’re already planning to move the factories, why are they bothering with lowering the wages? Wouldn’t the lower wages, in fact, be some incentive for them to keep the factories here? That’s not to say that Big Business wouldn’t want both of these things; but the idea that more immigrants would somehow help move jobs overseas seems somewhat counterintuitive to someone living in reality. But I guess everyone’s entitled to their own set of logic; or lack thereof, as the case may be.

Even better: He rants repeatedly that the reason why politicians want to open immigration is because they want the easy votes. Not only are they counting on grateful Mexicans voting for pro-immigration politicians, but they’re actually planning to establish a new welfare state, so that the new immigrants don’t have to work at all; all in exchange for votes. And I guess that makes sense, if one were twelve. But when we consider that these same politicians are supposedly ignoring 80% of Americans on this issue and Charlie insists that the politicians don’t give a damn about what the voters think; why would they bother courting these new votes?

As Charlie said:
All these greedy politicians want to do is stay in power, the hell with the American economy, the hell with the small businessman and the hell with what most of the people who pay the bills in this country think and want.

Believe it or not, the sentence before this paragraph was warning of the “welfare state” the politicians were going to set-up to woo Mexican voters. But now he’s calling them greedy and insists that they don’t care about the economy or what voters want. Right. And where on earth did he get the impression that small businessmen don’t use illegal labor? In this context, I have no idea what he’s talking about. Awesome.

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