2 Paragraphs 4 Liberty

By: 
Jim Gray

 I, through no effort of my own, was truly blessed to be born in the United States of America. Many people who were not so fortunate have sought to come to this country to pursue a better life for themselves and their children, i.e. to pursue the American Dream, just like me. And they should be allowed to do so! That means that, after a meaningful background check for such issues involving criminality, mental health and possible terrorist sympathies, anyone who can show that they can support themselves should be allowed to live in our country and do so. And if they can support their families they should be allowed to bring them along. BUT, no welfare is attached – except for truly emergency medicine, life-threatening situations and for the education of their children. This would, in effect, be a legal guest worker program, almost identical to the “Bracero” Program we employed successfully many years ago. We have profited from the immigration of such hard-working people throughout our history, and it is also a matter of Liberty.

We could give each of these people a non-counterfeitable Orange Card, maybe matched to the iris of their eyes that would show them to be here legally. That would allow them to cross back and forth across our borders, get drivers licenses and car insurance, rent housing and more likely result in them paying their taxes just like all of the rest of us do. However, and most importantly, we must prosecute any employer who hires anyone who doesn’t have citizenship or a Green or Orange card! Thus, since no welfare would be attached, if they couldn’t support themselves, they would likely be forced to move elsewhere. Accordingly, this program would be fairly straightforward to enforce, and there would be no need to build a wall to keep people out.

So why has this not happened? Because, although many high-ranking Republicans have given lip service to changing away from our present failed system, they love the cheap labor, and don’t want to give it up. And many high-ranking Democrats love the idea that many people will come into our country and eventually vote for Democrats. So they also give lip service for change, but don’t want to change the system either. And the proof of that statement is clear, because if they had actually wanted to change away from this failed system, they would have done it – years ago! In the meantime, literally millions of people are suffering under the present system. This simply must change!

Judge Jim Gray (Ret.) 2012 Libertarian candidate for Vice President, along with Governor Gary Johnson as the candidate for President.

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