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It’s time to punish businesses that employ illegal aliens

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Its time to hit businesses that employ illegal aliens

When ICE had its raids last week of chicken processing plants in Mississippi, a few good things came out of it. Obviously, capturing hundreds of illegal immigrants, many of whom will likely be deported, is an obvious positive. Koch Foods, who owned some of the plants that were hit, held a job fair that was well received by legal applicants.

But there’s a negative that came from it as well. It highlighted that there are businesses in America that regularly employ illegal immigrants. There’s no telling what will happen to Koch Foods, if anything. ICE’s worksite enforcement investigators will work with others at the DoJ and law enforcement agencies in Mississippi to conduct those investigation.

Whatever it takes to do it and whoever is responsible for doing so, it’s long past time that businesses are held accountable.

In my youth, I was a manager at a steakhouse in Oklahoma City. Two instances really opened my eyes about illegal immigrants in the workforce. One involved another manager who thought it would be funny to scream “INS, INS!” in the kitchen to see what happened. This was before ICE, of course. At the time the Immigration and Naturalization Services were responsible for catching illegal immigrants, so her screams in the kitchen were met with not-so-funny results. Several of the employees bolted for the back entrance.

The other incident happened shortly after when I did my own audit of the paperwork submitted by some of our employees. What I found was discouraging; several of the documents used to prove legal work status were duplicates. Same numbers, but doctored with different names. When I pointed this out to the owner, I expected a pat on the back. Instead, I was rebuked. “We aren’t the police. If they have paperwork, we hire them.”

This was a different era. Today, things like that don’t happen, right? Of course they do.

Before I get into the “cruel” need to enforce our laws as a sovereign nation, let’s talk about the consequences of businesses employing illegal immigrants. The first is obvious. Every job held by an illegal immigrant is a job that should be held by someone in the country legally. The common rebuttal to this is that there are some jobs that only illegal immigrants are willing to do. This is a bald-faced lie built on a fictional premise. Koch Foods learned this the hard way.

But there’s an even bigger problem, at least in our current economic boom that’s reducing unemployment to record low levels. The problem is incentive. We already have enough incentives for migrants to come to America in the form of the “free stuff” they’re being guaranteed by Democrats. But most migrants are coming to America to work. They’re not interested in free stuff, though they’ll take it. They just want jobs that are secure and pay better than they make in their home countries.

By giving them these jobs, employees are encouraging them to come into the country illegally as well as to call on friends and family to jump in with next migrant caravan. It’s making our border crisis much more difficult to manage because it makes them believe they’re going to get everything they want out of America.

If jobs were not available to illegal immigrants, much fewer would even want to come over.

If employers are harming America by giving jobs to illegal immigrants, they do not deserve to be beneficiaries of the American entrepreneurial dream.

That may seem cruel to say, but here’s the thing. Leftists can scream about compassion all day, but they are only looking at the plight of illegal immigrants. To them, I ask that they do any one of three things:

  • Look into a homeless veteran’s eyes and tell him the nation he fought for gave a job that could have been his to someone who defied the very sovereignty he served to protect,.
  • Tell a legal immigrant on welfare that their efforts in following our laws to gain entry are now secondary to the needs of those who broke the same laws.
  • Ask an Angel Mom to stop worrying about the employer who hired her son’s or daughter’s murderer, giving them cover so they could stay in America illegally.

If a leftist can do any of those things and still tell me the plight of the illegal immigrants is their only concern, I’d have to say they’re the ones who are actually cruel.

As long as illegal immigrants have a hope of getting a job in America, they’re going to continue flooding across the border. It’s time to take away their incentives, which means hitting businesses who enable them by breaking our laws.

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There are two beneficiaries to gun control, and you are I aren’t among them

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There are two beneficiaries to gun control and you are I arent among them

Gun control is all over the news as just about every Democrat and a growing number of Republican lawmakers are leaning towards some action that will “do something” about mass shootings in America. It’s so clearly an emotion-driven issue, as can be seen by the simple fact that gun control doesn’t work to stop gun violence. But just because gun control doesn’t make us safer doesn’t mean there aren’t people who will benefit from it once enacted.

The first is obvious. Criminals are clear beneficiaries of gun control because they have no intention of abiding by it. Their victims and potential victims, on the other had, are likely going to be compelled to undergo background checks, sign up for gun registries, or have their firearms confiscated in some “buyback” program. Gun control is the best news criminals have had since criminal justice reform.

The second is debatable, not because it isn’t unambiguously true but because these particular beneficiaries pretend they aren’t gaining from it. This is, of course, a lie. Politicians gain greatly from gun control. Not all of them do because not all of them are anti-American radical progressives who envision a nation that bows to socialism and the authoritarian control over our lives by a nanny state. But even those who are not radical progressives get the benefit of applause from the masses who have been indoctrinated into he belief guns are the problem, not criminals or the mentally ill.

When gun control comes around, and it almost certainly will, many Americans will cheer. This will be the same type of enthusiasm many happy sheep experience when they’re being taken to a brand new location. They never know until it’s too late they’re being led to the slaughter. Criminals will be cheering as their victims will be disarmed by laws that criminals, by their nature of living a life of crime, have no intention of obeying. Leftist politicians will cheer because they’ll be one step closer to the oppression they have planned through their socialist ideology.

Republican lawmakers who support gun control will cheer for a while until they realize the enthusiasm they once had from their base evaporated as quickly as our 2nd Amendment rights did when they decided to back gun control. By the time they try to spin it as a necessary evil or whatever other excuse they try to make, it will be too late for them. We will have already moved on to vote for lawmakers who are not willing to break their oath to defend the Constitution.

Criminals love gun control. Authoritarian politicians do, too. If you’re not a gun-toting felon or Marxist politician, then you will not benefit at all from gun control. In fact, its enactment in any form will make you less safe even if you don’t own a gun.

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The 2nd Amendment is a reminder to government of a right we inherently have

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The 2nd Amendment is a reminder to government of a right we inherently have

I’ll keep this brief. The 2nd Amendment is often mischaracterized by both the left and even its defenders on the right. To state it simply, our right to keep and bear arms is a natural right, one that is granted to everyone by powers higher than man.

Read it carefully: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Many misconstrue this as the founders giving us the right to bear arms by codifying it in the Bill of Rights. But in reality, this amendment was not intended to grant a right to anyone. It is simply a reminder of the existence of the right, an explanation of why this right is so important to the nation, and a decree that the right itself is above reproach from government.

Everybody is born with the right to defend themselves from tyranny whether that tyranny comes from our neighbors (criminals) or from oppressive forces domestic or foreign. In many countries, the government takes that right away. In America, we can forgo this right with our actions. Sometimes, it’s voluntary – nobody is forced to own or carry a firearm. Other times, it’s mandatory – the actions of criminals is used as a declaration that they willfully gave up their right keep and bear arms through their actions.

As for the rest of us, this right is absolute and unambiguous. Unless we use our firearms to commit crimes, government does not have the legal power to prevent us from keeping or bearing them.

We can get into the practical application of this principle at another time, but the principle behind the 2nd Amendment must be understood in order for any debates to move forward properly. Otherwise, one or both sides will be operating on a false premise.

Law-abiding gun owners are the true targets of all forms of gun control. We know this because the proposed measures will adversely affect us while doing nothing to stop violent criminals. Yes, the 2nd Amendment is under attack from our own government.

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California’s touted background checks yielded ZERO impact on gun deaths

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Californias touted background checks yield ZERO impact on gun deaths

As California goes, so too does the progressive side of the nation. California is where radical ideas are tried out and, in the vast majority of cases, fail miserably. Undeterred, progressives tend to look at these failures as successes waiting to happen eventually, so they beat the drum for whatever leftist legislation the state is able to pass. Such is the case with universal background checks which are now being pushed nationwide after California’s “groundbreaking” attempt to make them work.

They didn’t work. In fact, they can be chalked up as being a monumental failure to anyone who is honest. Sadly, the radical progressives of the Democrats Party are not honest, which is why they keep pushing these background checks as if they demonstrated some measure of success.

Many patriots already knew this. The non-partisan study into the effectiveness of background checks in reducing gun deaths told us late last year that they didn’t work. But that study has been suppressed, ignored, or “debunked” by leftists with a gun control agenda. They refuse to allow facts to get in the way of their agenda.

So, we’ll revisit it…

Johns Hopkins Study: California’s Background Check Law Had No Impact on Gun Deaths – Foundation for Economic Education

https://fee.org/articles/california-s-background-check-law-had-no-impact-on-gun-deaths-johns-hopkins-study-finds/A joint study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of California at Davis Violence Prevention Research Program found that California’s much-touted mandated background checks had no impact on gun deaths, and researchers are puzzled as to why.

In 1991, California simultaneously imposed comprehensive background checks for firearm sales and prohibited gun sales (and gun possession) to people convicted of misdemeanor violent crimes. The legislation mandated that all gun sales, including private transactions, would have to go through a California-licensed Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer. Shotguns and rifles, like handguns, became subject to a 15-day waiting period to make certain all gun purchasers had undergone a thorough background check.

It was the most expansive state gun control legislation in America, affecting an estimated one million gun buyers in the first year alone. Though costly and cumbersome, politicians and law enforcement agreed the law was worth it.

The legislation would “keep more guns out of the hands of the people who shouldn’t have them,” said then-Republican Gov. George Deukmejian.

“I think the new laws are going to help counter the violence,” said LAPD spokesman William D. Booth.

More than a quarter of a century later, researchers at Johns Hopkins and UC Davis dug into the results of the sweeping legislation. Researchers compared yearly gun suicide and homicide rates over the 10 years following implementation of California’s law with 32 control states that did not have such laws.

They found “no change in the rates of either cause of death from firearms through 2000.”

Take note that researchers were “puzzled.” It’s as if they did the study expecting it to yield tremendous results through which they could tout gun control. These American universities are not the NRA. They weren’t commissioned to prove gun control in general or universal background checks in particular are ineffective. They wanted gun control to be proven effective, and when the data didn’t support that premise, they were puzzled.

Here’s the reality: Gun control adversely affects law abiding citizens while criminals, who are wont to break such laws, are not affected. If anything, gun control measures aid in the rise of crime, as we’ve seen in Chicago and other cities with obtuse gun control measures already in place.

The 2nd Amendment defends an armed citizenry because our ability to protect ourselves from oppression is the cornerstone of what America represents. Whether against criminals or tyranny, the 2nd Amendment empowers Americans to stay safe and strong.

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