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Immigrants are one of best sources of foreign aid U.S. has ever had. Poverty stricken immigrants work hard and long for low wages, continue to live simply and send a large part of their pay to families that did not come with them. This serves as a check on increased immigration. At same time, their relatively cheap labor helps U.S. industry remain competitive in global market. All of which means, these immigrants have value and add value to U.S. society. We need to respect and reward that value, not frustrate and block it.
Over past one hundred years, we have ignored opportunity to export economic prosperity to our Southern brothers and sisters. We could have invited those of talent and ability to come and learn business, trade and skills that would raise standard of living in their homelands. These people would agree after a five year program, to return to their homelands and teach others what they have learned about creating prosperity at local level. After such a program had been in place for twenty or thirty years, pressure to cross border would be substantially relieved. Instead, welfare of entire Southern Hemisphere has been largely ignored unless U.S. government had some pressing strategic interest.
Not only has U.S. government created immigration problem, they now insist Border States and now many others, pay all associated costs for medical care, criminal behaviors, and general welfare. This is way National Government says to states and citizens, you have no more sovereignty. We are boss of all we see. We tell everyone what they will do and we pick pockets of every man, woman and child as we see fit. The states and once sovereign people say Amen.
Let once sovereign states rebel. Let them forbid collection of Federal taxes within their borders. Then their citizens will be able to support effective state and local government. We only have Federal tyranny over citizens and states because we pay tyrants. Since Federal War against States in 1860s, power and money has increasingly flowed to Washington, D.C. from people's pockets. It is time to build a dam and stop this bleeding into a bottomless pit that buys nothing but empty promises, from people who refuse to obey law and do their jobs. It is time for citizens and states to grow a backbone.
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