Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Star of political correctness

You want to know how crazy this illegal alien issue is getting? The Indianapolis Star had to apologize for a Gary Varvel cartoon that ran in their paper depicting an illegal family coming through a dining room window. The father of the family sitting down for a Thanksgiving meal says, “Thanks to the president’s immigration order, we’ll be having extra guests this Thanksgiving.” 

The usual chorus of overly-sensitive boobs raised holy you-know-what and the executive editor published an apology. It’s really frightening how far these people have been able to scare common sense into a corner.
Maybe Varvel should’ve drawn a cartoon of illegals raping women or one of them killing families in drunk driving accidents. Perhaps he could show them executing people as MS-13 gang members or robbing convenient stores. Or, if that’s too insensitive, he could depict them stealing the job of an American worker by undercutting his salary.

Don’t get the wrong impression. I’m not saying that all illegal immigrants are inherently bad people but a disproportionate number of them are. Over two-thirds of the immigrants who come across our border from Mexico come legally. That’s a very important stat to remember. It’s the third who come illegally who are the problem and if twice as many come legally there’s bound to be a reason why some come illegally. The answer is many would not be allowed to come otherwise, either because of criminal records or terrorist ties or disease or some other reason that precludes them from coming the right way.

Allow me to lay some alarming figures on you from Citizens for Immigration Law Enforcement. In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for murder are for illegal aliens. Illegals cost taxpayers around $113 billion a year. The notion that the president’s new amnesty decree will make taxpayers out of 5 million illegals is a farce. Remember, half the people don’t pay income taxes to start with. About 40 percent actually make money at tax time through the Earned Income Tax Credit. Is there any doubt that the newly-minted ‘legal’ illegals will apply for EITC? That means even more of a tax burden, not less.

For every 100 illegals who find a job here, 65 Americans lose theirs. Illegals constitute less than 5 percent of the general population but over 25 percent of the U.S. prison population. Educating illegal children runs $52 billion per year.

As I’ve always said, illegal immigration may not be the biggest problem in America but it’s part of every major problem we face. It’s a large part of the crime and prison problem. It’s a large part of the education problem. It’s certainly a major component of the jobless problem.

The politically correct have tried to sterilize the illegals. In fact, they say that using the term ‘illegals’ is racist. Hogwash. Illegal is exactly what they are. These people who defend them — and they’re on the right and the left — want to blunt the language so they can change the perception. It’s not working. A recent NBC News poll showed 48 percent of Americans oppose Obama’s amnesty while 38 percent approve.

In the meantime, the people who want to put a happy face on illegal immigration will continue to yell racism any time anyone dares criticize illegals. Like they did with the Indianapolis Star.

I don’t know if the folks at the Indianapolis Star got the memo but the word ‘indian’ is now offensive to a lot of people. They should change their name to the NativeAmericanapolis Star just to be safe.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, The Phil Valentine Show.

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