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Beck on Illegals: Send Them to Sanctuary Cities

A brilliant idea. Let those advocating for an open border welfare state sleep in the bed they've made.

by
Walter Hudson

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July 18, 2014 - 12:11 am

On his radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck made a great point regarding the expanding immigration crisis on the southern border:

Send the illegals to the sanctuary cities. They’re the ones who say they can figure it out… And I understand that means Dallas, Texas [near where I live]. But it means Dallas, Texas. And Dallas, Texas will have to deal with the problems in Dallas, Texas.

Beck likewise called for illegals to be shipped to the neighborhood of Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, who earlier in the week compared deporting illegal immigrants to sending Jewish refuges back to Nazi Germany. “He’s not going to want [2000 illegals in his neighborhood],” Beck speculated.

It’s a simple but effective piece of rhetoric which challenges advocates of altruism to sacrifice themselves instead of others. If a moral obligation exists to provide for foreigners in need, to not only welcome them into the community but sustain them indefinitely, shouldn’t those who believe in such obligation stand first in line to fulfill it?

It’s a point which demonstrates that immigration as such really isn’t the issue. New neighbors who do not trespass, who deal honestly by trading value for value, present no threat to anyone. But when new neighbors necessitate new costs, when their mere existence demands we provide for their needs, immigration becomes invasion.

(Today’s Fightin Words podcast is on this topic available here. 16:23 minutes long; 15.79 MB file size. Right click here to download this show to your hard drive. Subscribe through iTunes or RSS feed.)

Walter Hudson advocates for individual rights, serving on the boards of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota, Minnesota Majority and the Minority Liberty Alliance. He maintains a blog and daily podcast entitled Fightin Words. He also contributes to True North, a hub of conservative Minnesotan commentary, and regularly appears on the Twin Cities News Talk Weekend Roundtable on KTCN AM 1130. Follow his work via Twitter and Facebook.
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I've been thinking of this for a while. An alternative would be to cut federall funds to sanctuary cities to make up for the costs they cause to people in other places. Their failure to comply with deportation orders for criminals should be publicized.
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New neighbors who do not trespass, who deal honestly by trading value for value, present no threat to anyone. But when new neighbors necessitate new costs, when their mere existence demands we provide for their needs, immigration becomes invasion.

God bless you, Walter.
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Everyone knows liberals staunchly defend the very things they most want nothing to do with in terms of an up close and personal immersion: non-whites and the Third World.

Liberalism never lives in the very neighborhoods they cry out about, because they themselves would cry out if stuffed into one permanently. Were it the Third World, the prospect of permanent residence would rise from a cry to a shriek.

Somehow liberals pretend this will all go where they ain't, but at some point, the endemic failure of tens of millions of people will go wherever it wants to, by weight of sheer numbers and sheer failure. It's one thing to go slumming in Guatemala City, Cairo and Kathmandu, quite another to put your money where your mouth is and go there forever. So, the question is: why would you want that here? Plane tickets don't create exceptionalism, nor does geography or osmosis. You can't can it or brainstorm it. But you can kill it.
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I've been saying the same thing for weeks already.
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s/weeks/years/

FTFY

/and showing my age in the process... :)
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Would it be gauche for me to tell Beck to go F' himself?
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I can understand you don't want to have to pay the price for some do-gooder's moronic intentions, but don't blame the messenger.
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I believe he's muddying already turgid waters in this. His good intentions at other people's cost rather offends me (and I am rarely publicly offensive, but in this case, I'm more than a bit outraged).
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If you want to f**k Glenn Beck, then why don't you go and do it yourself?

See...this is how we got into this mess.

Importing illegal aliens to do the jobs that lazy and entitled Americans won't do themselves!
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I've been thinking of this for a while. An alternative would be to cut federall funds to sanctuary cities to make up for the costs they cause to people in other places. Their failure to comply with deportation orders for criminals should be publicized.
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> An alternative would be to cut federall funds to sanctuary cities to make up for the costs they cause to people in other places.

It would be sufficient to cut the federal funds that they get for harboring illegal immigrants. Yup - they talk "we're compassionate" but they're not spending their money. They're actually making money on the deal.
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