Obama's Claim of Kindness
Barack Obama claims that the deportations of “some” illegal immigrants might be avoided if they have children who are viewed as American citizens because their parents crossed the border before they were born. Obama has implied that his executive order was phrased this way to demonstrate how he cares so much about separating families, even though the parents, or at least one parent, are in fact criminals.
Obama apparently feels that he should be admired and supported for this exhibition of his kindness, humanity, and caring for these unfortunate illegal aliens. Of course, on the other hand, perhaps we should view these same illegals as fortunate. They have kids whom they can use as an insurance against being deported for the crime of illegally infiltrating the United States.
The effectiveness of having children might encourage these criminal immigrants to the point that there is an unforeseen upsurge in the birth of even more such children. Naturally, it also overlooks the fact that citizens and legal residents will be forced to support these children in terms of welfare, education, medical care, and so on.
No doubt Obama is convinced that these children would gain some valuable education as they learn how to behave from their shady mothers and dads. After all, no one can doubt the value kids will gain by emulating their parents’ behaviors, right?
We can always see the outcome of that sort of parental leadership and training as the children of illegal aliens who just get tired of waiting to enter the country decide to ignore any sort of limits that have been imposed by the Constitution. We’ve already seen the outcome of that “I’m not going to bother to follow the law” stuff, haven’t we?
Jim Yardley is a retired financial controller, a two-tour Vietnam veteran and writes frequently about political idiocy, business and economic idiocy and American cultural idiocy. Jim also blogs at http://jimyardley.wordpress.com and can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.