(quote) John-971967 said:
Clair, and those
I know you want to talk about the other side of the fence
so to speak, but as much as we may agree or disagree it is a completely
ineffective approach for us to do so.
It really is a waste of our time and it drains our energies. Besides, you are not knowledgeable enough nor have the authority to do
it. Dont think I am dumping on you - I dont think any of us here really are. There is a government process (agencies) that
is expected to do that sort of thing on behalf of the American people.
The fact that the authorities at this juncture deserve a
failing grade is beside the point I am trying to make.
So, how do we fix something that is broken? I say take care of those that are breaking it
and put in place those that know how to operate it right. Yes, every what,
when, where has a who. At least it
How about you/and others so inclined focus first on that
which is broken and within your/our reach to fix?
My suggestion is this:
Let us pray to be properly disposed first, then
Take a cool bottle of water (maybe a 12-pack, to
give out) and go talk with some illegals at their gathering point in your
locale. See if they really are illegals
and be courteous, after all, our civilian authority has limitations.
Then, on an occasional morning on your way to
work, or at some point of leisure, stop off at the same community pick-up point
for illegals (all large cities have them) and observe and report the enabler(s) of the illegals to your local
authority having jurisdiction so the enabler(s) can be documented for breaking
the law. Again, leave the illegals
Will you do it? Pleasantly surprise me and
tell me you are already doing this!
When the local authority fails to act (and they
will I am sure they have many excuses why their hands are tied get it in
writing) then start writing citizen complaints to that authority for failure to
effectively execute their duty. Tell
them that if you get no response to your complaint within two weeks, you will then
go to their superior. If nothing there,
file a complaint with the agency. And so
on. And then repeat and repeat and
repeat, refining your process so that you take away all official excuses over
time. Do it until you have lodged a
complaint against as many supervisors as it takes, then call the media and turn
over your written complaints to a reporter who deems it newsworthy, if
5. Write letters to the editor in the local paper, exercise your vote too!
See, if the enablers (employers - be it citizens with cash, or licensed entities - whoever) are held accountable and are made to pay or are shut down from doing crooked business, others will take notice and take corrective action.
Who will do this?
Is it not doing more than feeling helpless? Just whining doesn't make us helpless. Among other things, just constant whining (not saying anyone is doing it) is another form of laziness. My dad would call it SLOTH... one of the seven cardinal sins...
See, I still believe that officials are public servants (at
least they are still supposed to be and that makes the American people their
masters) and are required to enforce the law.
Its their duty to serve the common good and to follow the law. Hold them accountable. When they are derelict, make it known by way
of Christian charity, yet still factually and succinctly. Its the publics right to know. And its the
publics right to expect good results. Expect measurable results. If not there, then they need to be replaced
by those who take the law and public service seriously.
Public servants who subvert the law, refuse to carry it out,
or are just negligent need to find something they CAN handle. There seem to be
plenty of folks around who can take their spot.
Oh, BTW, I am open to better suggestions and I absolutely
refuse to listen to whining why the above wont work from those that HAVE
NOT gone through the process.
For what it's worth, in my local jurisdiction, I can pretty much guarantee you that there are verrry few illegals working within my industry (electrical). Most just keep getting busted! Can you guess why?
So, as my son says: peace out! .... meaning "later man" :)
Here in NY no authority cares if you hire illegal immigrants. As a matter of
fact, they have agencies that make sure you give them a proper day's wage.
about the people who hire them, but no one can.
Laws on the books have been stripped of all validity.
We live in a lawless country--and a country of double standards.