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Bordering on Slavery

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We continue to face a crisis on our borders. Regardless of everything the government has done, nothing appears to staunch the flow of illegal immigrants -- many of them children motivated by the mistaken belief that anyone here might care about the fact that they are seeking to avoid having to face the choice of joining a drug cartel or being shot.

As many patriotic Americans have so eloquently pointed out with signs held high at many demonstrations, this is not our problem!

Yet still they come.

Although others question whether we should turn away this latest group of refugees, none of those bleeding hearts has put forth a viable plan for addressing this problem.

Clearly, there are economic issues involved. Would this influx of new immigrants compete with American workers for the substandard-wage jobs they so keenly desire? Since it appears to be a given that the rapacity of a federal government whose taxes suck the lifeblood from our economy is the only thing blocking a return to the economic utopia we enjoyed during the nineteenth century, many might object to the need to further tax us in order to support people who have quite literally walked away from the possibility of gainful employment in the narco-trafficking that is among the major industries of their homelands!

These are valid questions that must be answered if we are to consider admitting this new flood of refugees.

And there is also the cultural question. They are not us. How do we protect our Anglo-Saxon heritage against an influx of immigrants for whom English is not the primary language -- something so unique that we have only encountered it on fifty or sixty previous occasions?

On the surface, all this may appear to present an insoluble quandary. Yet we need only look back to an earlier era in our nation's history to find a viable solution for integrating a vast influx of population into our country's workforce; and that is slavery. Certainly, none can question the role that that institution played in the creation of our country. Nit-pickers might point out that the situation is different, in that slaves admittedly may not have come to the country on an entirely voluntary basis, while the refugees willingly present themselves at our border. If thought is given, however, one would quickly see that this ultimately reduces to nothing more than a potential savings in transportation costs.

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