Whenever I read another denouncement of the United States, be it from the far left, the UN, some international bunch of do-gooders, or someone else with way too much time on their hands, I’m reminded of an old saying:
“People vote with their feet.”
Some times it seems like no other country in the world has the problems we do with illegal immigration, or at least at the same magnitude. As rotten, corrupt, evil exploitative, oppressive, imperialistic, racist, sexist, brutal, violent, and criminal as we are, nonetheless there seems nowhere else on Earth where so many people want to come — and stay.
Part of it is geography. We are a very large country, with very large, unfortified borders. But simple convenience can’t explain it all away. There is something very right with this country, and a lot of people know it. And they want to be a part of it.
This is not to be construed as a softening of my stance on illegal aliens — I think that we have one of the fairest and most generous immigration policies in the world, and those who can’t abide by its lax standards ought to be treated very harshly.
Oh, and OK, I confess. The largest factor behind this posting was to use the pun in the title. I’ve only done that once before, so I felt entitled.