The Invisible, 3-Story Tall Dinosaur – From My Vault
The following is my syndicated column that appeared in print August 2, 2005. How much more so is what I wrote at that time true today? And why isn’t the Republican establishment addressing the concerns I raised? We know why Obama is ignoring these concerns but shouldn’t we expect more from Republicans?
I submit there is a three-story tall “T-Rex” with two heads squeezed into a 7′x10′ room, that everyone sees but pretends isn’t there.
I’m speaking about illegal immigration. From purely an observer’s point of view, illegal immigration is an undeniable problem. First, as adjective “illegal” implies, there is no control or community gain pursuant to illegals invading our land. One would think reasonable-minded persons would understand this.
Illegals do not assimilate into the fabric of American communities as has been the case with so many who have come here legally. For obvious reasons, they are not able to procure better paying jobs or obtain educations.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]For the sake of safety and convenience, they live quartered together in accommodations that are often intended for only one family. In my town, I have become aware of seven or more adults living in three-room apartments.
This is not safe for a plethora of reasons, not least of which are the spread of diseases and fire hazards. It is also unfair to the landlord, but first things first. There is no quantifiable way to determine what types or how much disease is infiltrating our communities because of illegals. We aren’t talking rocket-science – we are, however, for the most part talking about those from Third World countries. And not the houte couture of those countries. Is it unfair to fear an outbreak of infectious disease that savages small inner-city neighborhoods and then spreads from there? Is it unlikely to happen or is it possible that it is already taking place? If so, how would we know?
There is also the concern of alcohol- and drug-related tragedies, and injuries from tenement fires. And there is the additional burden on taxpayers, who foot the bill for resources to combat these problems.
There is the very real concern of child abuse including sexual molestation. Who does the illegal go to for help in such situations? After all, they are “illegals” – what are the chances of them going to the police? With so many working in restaurants and eateries of every description – can we be reasonably certain that the public at large is not being put at risk? Let me not forget to factor in crime as well. Police officers where I live tell me their hands are tied in dealing with illegals.
Apart from indentured labor, what do illegals bring to our cities and towns? I defy anyone to cite one positive pursuant to their being here.
I am told the majority of their earnings are shipped out of the country. It is a canard to suggest illegals do work that others will not. In fact it is a lie and misrepresentation. It is more accurate to say they do the work that requires little or no documentation of legal status.
The jobs I observe illegals doing, I personally have done. I worked on a trash truck, did roofing-construction work and worked at a car wash. I’ve run out of fingers and toes counting the number of friends who bused tables in restaurants.
The gentlemen who cut my grass are certainly not illegals, nor, for that matter, immigrants. There is no reason that can be argued to watch the continued decline of our neighborhoods vis-a-vis Section 8 housing and slums of illegals.
George Banzhaf and the cigarette/fast-food Nazis complain and litigate against tobacco companies and MacDonald’s because of alleged health risks. But where is their rancor at the depletion of community resources due to the uncontrolled numbers of anchor babies born here? The babies of illegals who are born here not only have citizenship conferred upon them, but in most cases they become attached to various welfare programs through adulthood.
As an American with a stake in my country, I am increasingly of the mind that stricter controls should be considered pursuant to legal immigration. In generations past, people came here to assimilate, contribute and become Americans. Friends tell me their grandparents wouldn’t speak their native tongue because it was so important to become part of America.
Today, it is nothing for immigrants who possess more then they could even imagine in their former lands to curse America. Organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations try to control truthful speech about the culture and religion they represent.
As I said at the beginning, my comments are just observations – imagine what one could find if they earnestly looked. Notice also that I didn’t include those legal and illegal lurking here – waiting for just the right moment to inflict heinous acts of terror upon us.
Then again, perhaps my observations would be better directed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in the District of Columbia.[adsanity id=11817 align=alignleft /]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here