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August 21, 2007

Coming to the U.S. is NOT a "Human Right"

Kirsten Powers, a Democrat who is a regular guest on Fox's "O'Reilly Factor" each Monday evening (in a segment with Michelle Malkin), responded to the Elvira Arelleno case last night by, as Bryan Preston explains, constantly repeating that coming to the United States is a "'human right' in the context that freedom of movement is a human right." (Video included at the previous Hot Air link.)

Let's get something straight, for Ms. Powers and the other leftists who are constantly bleating that everyone has a right to come on down to America and set up shop: The United States is a sovereign nation. That is, we have our own (elected) government that is supposed to monitor the borders that delineate our nation from the countries around it. Our citizens (and anyone who is legally permitted to live here) pay taxes to said local, state, and federal governments so that they will be afforded certain services, such as a military to protect us from foreign invasion, as well as police protection, road maintenance, yada yada yada. (We'll leave the superfluous programs that are near and dear to leftists' hearts aside for the moment.)

And as a sovereign nation, we therefore (through our elected leaders) have the right to decide who gets to come share in, and contribute to, our collective experience. You may not agree with some of the things that happened along the way of making the United States the greatest nation in the world, but come on, get over it already! What's done is done. There has been the sort of thing lefties cry about ("stealing" the land of others, slavery, war, etc.) for as long as mankind could first pick up a rock or create a spear and throw it at someone else. Just about all of the modern countries in Europe, the leftist's utopia, were built on war, conquest, and even genocide. So stop pointing fingers at the U.S. as though we invented these concepts...we're simply the last one to arrive at the party, and so the less favorable events that happened here are fresher in history than, say, the War of the Roses.

If Powers believes that going to and fro with no restrictions is a "human right," I wonder what she would say to a squatter who decided that her home was a nice place to move in to, or a burglar who decided that her nice big television would look nice in his living room. What better way to demonstrate her devotion to the cause? And why stop there? If there is to be no law as to maintaining our borders and managing the immigrant flow, why not go the next step? Why not suspend all law and give the anarchists the gift they've always wanted? Get rid of our government, get rid of all public civil institutions, and let each and every individual get on with life as he sees fit to live it, protecting his "rights" and to hell with everyone else. Sound extreme? It's meant to. Because by disregarding one set of laws, we open the door to disregarding the next set, and the next, and the next...

Bryan Preston comments that by Powers' logic, "the entire world ought to be made U.S. citizens by fiat." But isn't that the idea? Isn't it the ulitmate wet dream for leftists to have one, and only one, government ruling the entire world? The U.N. in charge of all? Just like in Star Trek, where all Earthlings live peacefully under one government and there are no pesky borders to muck up the "free right" to go wherever. Good luck with that.

But it's exactly what the left wants. And dismantling our borders and immigration policies is just the first step.

If you shudder at the above scenario, then get in touch with your congressional representatives and make your concerns about immigration and border security known. To use the analogy of the song "It's My Party," "it's our country and we'll let in who we want to." Period.

Don't like it? Utilize that "human right" to move freely somewhere else. See how another country likes it when you decide to invite yourself into its sovereign territory.

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Posted by Pam Meister at 07:20 AM | Comments (8) | TrackBack (0) | Illegal Immigration

I've heard plenty of moonbats screech that "housing is a human right." I suppose it follows that foreigners coming here to have their free housing provided by American taxpayers is a human right.

Posted by: Van Helsing at August 21, 2007 12:43 PM

Hi Pam,

I have yet to hear a local Liberal in my area scream about it's a human right but make a special note right here and now, that when the time comes and one does say that to me, they are going to be very shocked by my response to them. I will out right say to them face to face, just who the heck said that you are human to begin with. LOL :)

Posted by: Phil at August 21, 2007 02:45 PM

Thats always my point too, if you are an American and you hate this country and the fact that we have laws and all Illegal Aliens are law breakers b/c why????? They are here illegally, feel free to get out. Move somewhere else. Preferably somewhere they have socialized medicine so that get a REAL dose of what the HELL Hillary wants...

Posted by: Sohos at August 21, 2007 08:23 PM

I'd like my "human right" to have all my debts forgiven, all my bills paid in full by someone else, and my every desire provided to me cost-free.

Heyyy, wait a moment, I could just join the Democrat party and get precisely that! Now I see why so many folks vote Dem! It's Christmas every day when you're a Democrat!

(Oh wait, I forgot, we can't say Christmas any more.)

It's holiday gift-exchange day every day when you're a Democrat!

Posted by: Reverse_Vampyr at August 22, 2007 10:43 AM

Don't forget that dose of Soma while you're at it, RV! (check out Brave New World if that reference doesn't ring any bells!)

Posted by: Pam at August 22, 2007 10:47 AM

I'm right there with ya on that one (read it a few months ago, in fact, contrary to what Pat Schroeder thinks about conservatives' reading habits).

Linked ya, btw.

Posted by: Reverse_Vampyr at August 22, 2007 12:14 PM

I watched Powers on O'Reilly and couldn't believe she was actually serious. I tried to watch Geraldo on Hannity and Colmes last night, but he infuriates me to no end. Not only is his contempt for our laws ridiculous, but his rude behavior just makes me want to tape his mouth shit. No one is allowed to share their opinion when he is around and illegals are the topic. He just screams his opposition over the other person trying to respond - when he had two full minutes uninterrupted. Just irritates me so bad, I turn the channel.

Great post - and I agree with you 100%!

Posted by: shannon at August 23, 2007 10:32 AM

LMAO - oops, that should have been "tape his mouth shut" ha! Freudian slip I guess heh heh!

Posted by: shannon at August 23, 2007 10:35 AM

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