The story of how people sneak into our country and then require support is a soft point with Democrats. Many have a soft heart for those less fortunate and want to help people in need. Some even think we are the invaders of Hispanic lands. They believe that the white settlers pushed out the Hispanics in the west.
Yet they somehow forget that Spain had quite a conquest party themselves. The legendary conquest of South and Central America killed thousands and enslaved thousands more. The native peoples’ gold was sent to Spain and melted down to finance European wars.
In the New World 3 systems grew up, Spain the controller and looter, the strong British controlled country and the freewheeling, but very week local government in the U.S. Let’s look at the results; tight control and sending the spoils back to Europe resulted in a very tightly controlled government with very little entrepreneurship. Businesses were brought in, not home grown. The people were workers not owners. Government was controlled by a few elitists families and that is the way it was.
In Canada, to the north, the British held on tightly after the American experience and they developed a country that was very much similar to England. Very formal legal system and formal social system. All to the good and producing a very strong government system.
The Rebel! United States was alone and cut off from old rules and families. A young kid with no rules or boundaries. The first time in human history that men and women were cut free and they took to the road less traveled. Laws were few and success is where you found it. They built the most successful and abundant country the world has ever known. Where people, regardless of their birth could build a good or great life dependent on their effort and work.
Some will say what about slavery. This was established by England when they ruled. This was a practice that was practiced throughout the world. It took a Great Civil War to abolish it. Unfortunately, the freed slaved had no education and a low level of skills. So, at first, they were relegated to low level jobs. As the past slaves slowly became more educated and acquired new skills, they began to move up in society. Yes, it took time but somethings do take time.
People look at America and say I want part of that. They come here and some become very successful even beyond their wildest dreams. Others see a system they can use, by working for cash and thus avoiding taxes and still getting some type of government support.
In our country of say 360 million people there is so much wealth that has been earned and accumulated. When our businesses are shut down, we have to buy overseas and some of that wealth is transferred. When someone works for cash and sends some out of the country that wealth is gone. When someone comes into this country and the government has to support them that wealth is diluted. When wealth is leaving or diluted everyone’s standard of living goes down a little.
Some might say, 360 million we can afford more. But wait, only about 125 million are actually working. They are already supporting the government, the retired, those on Medicare and those already on welfare. Maybe a couple of million more coming in will not hurt. But, then again, each new illegal that needs to be supported, the more resources are needed. The worker who is supporting all this, is seeing his family’s standard of living go down. Are we not seeing that happening right now? They are stealing our country’s future. Two million more this year on the workers back. How about next year?