I thought I would throw my two cents in, since immigration is such a hot topic right now. I think the United States of America should be run more like a major league baseball team. There are only so many spots and you have to earn your spot, or you get sent down to the minors.
Now we have Cuban families who are floating across the Florida Straits, one hundred miles of shark infested waters, on a boat they made out of an old chicken coop and two rolls of duct tape. That requires courage and endless amounts of ingenuity to accomplish. Not to mention risking years in a Cuban prison if you are caught. These are people I want on our team.
You have men from Central America making the journey through Mexico, dealing with the drug cartels, kidnappers, and random violence. Getting to the Rio Grande, and swimming through those dangerous currents to reach US soil. Then you have to make it through a hundred miles of desert with nothing but a pancho and a gallon of water. All the while dodging the Border Patrol intent on sending you back where you came from. And they do this so they can come to America and mow my lawn for five bucks an hour. Again, these are more people I want on our team.
On the other hand, you have a welfare mom who has five kids with three different men. All of her kids are in foster care because she is an unfit mother. She has never worked a day in her life and intends to live off the state for the rest of her life. Well, maybe we should send her down to one of our affiliates in say, Haiti. She could work her way back to the big team. But just because you were born here, doesn’t mean you get to stay when you are useless. You have to earn your spot.
Say you are a crackhead, petty criminal, who has been in and out of jail since you turned eighteen. We could send you to our affiliate in Somalia for example. Try and get crack there slick. And you would have to work because there is almost nothing there to steal. Welcome to the real world my crackhead friend! If you want to work your way back to the big leagues you have to prove that you are providing value. You have got to beat out someone who is already on the team. If you don’t, your life expectancy is relatively short in Somalia.
There are many countries that for a nominal fee, would be happy to take our problem citizens off our hands. Let us welcome the most industrious, and creative citizens from their countries. Let the United States of America be the dynasty that it was meant to be by keeping the best and launching the worst. Let’s be the Bulls of the 90’s. That is my idea, and I approve this message.