What you are seeing this week with the clamor by both parties to pander to illegal aliens is the most profound violation of the most foundational tenet of the social compact. The job of government officials is to protect the American people from open borders and the ill effects of illegals, not to focus on illegals first and only.
In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, you will hear the side of the debate over the so-called “dream” amnesty that you will never get from the political class. What about the ill effects of illegal immigration on Americans and the urgency to address their needs before those of illegal aliens? Not only is it the moral thing to do, it is the sacred responsibility of any elected official, deeply rooted in the social contract.
The political class seems to have forgotten the lessons from California and Arizona and the destruction wrought on this country by illegal aliens. Not only is amnesty not the job of our government, it is the source of the incentives that continue to break our borders. How is it moral to give amnesty before securing the border and cutting off the magnets?
Every society from a great nation down to a club had the right of declaring the conditions on which new members should be admitted, there can be room for no complaint.—Gouvernour Morris, at the Constitutional Convention