I have a confession to make. I simply can not get worked up about immigration. At all. I can’t even remember if I had strong opinions about it in the past (although I wager if I had an opinion, it was a strong one).
Memeorandum has a slew of links up, and I tried to read them, and I realized that I just don’t care. I found the High School walkout story to be interesting simply because I was interested to know if there was a reason for the walk-out or if it was just kids finding a way to cut class.
To make things even worse, I don’t have any desire to educate myself about the current Senate/House legislation. The way I see it, a wall is impractical, not granting amnesty is pointless (does anyone really think we are going to round up all the illegals?), I am not convinced by arguments that illegals are an economic drain or boon (if I had to make an uneducated guess, I would argue it is a wash), and if terrorists want to sneak bombs in, they will find a way that does not involve illegals.
About the only thing I think should be done is that border states that do have to finance immigrant related activity should probably be aided in some way by the federal government, or at the very least, if required by courts and the feds to provide emergency health care or other unfunded mandates, be reimbursed so that the country as a whole is sharing the burden. I would also firebomb the INS headquarters and start from scratch, but for the love of God don’t let the Homeland Security Department or the folks behind the Prescription Drug plan anywhere near the building process.
Again, I have not studied the issue, but those are my thoughts as of now. I guess by not taking this ‘security’ issue seriously, I am clearly in league with Al Qaeda. Or the Jane Hamshers of the left. Whichever is worse.