Wednesday, October 25, 2006


I came up with this idea while driving in to work today. It struck me as so over-the-top that it transcends the patent political ping-pong that continues to stymie efforts to do little more than apply a band-aid to the 2,000-mile gaping wound that is the border between the U.S and Mexico.

Money is always the sticking point. But with my simple little plan, we can do way more than merely finance the construction of a barrier to one-up the Great Wall of China. And the simplicity of it will appeal to legislators on both sides of the aisle in both houses of Congress and tickle the President beyond distraction. Not only that, not a nickel of bona fide taxpayer contributions will be required to accomplish this Herculean feat. Our economy will enjoy a virtually instantaneous positive effect once my “plan” is implemented.

So, what are we talking about here?? We’ve got oh-I-don’t-know-how-many million illegal Mexican (I pick on them because they are unquestionably the vast majority) aliens euphemistically referred to by libocrats as “undocumented aliens.” Efforts are afoot to grant them drivers’ licenses, voting rights and government benefits simply to gain votes. This sordid scam of a scheme is costing American taxpayers dearly and diluting our economy as a result of billions of dollars earned here that are floated back home to feather Mexican nests and prop up an anemic third world economy.

My solution is three-fold.

First, you identify the illegal aliens. Hey, if we can conduct a census, we can hunt them down and count them. We DOCUMENT then as illegal resident aliens and issue them provisional identity cards for the purpose of taxing (at a rate to be determined, but not less than twenty percent to simplify the math) their Made-in-the-USA income. Along with this come stiffer penalties for employers who don’t play nice.

Second, we temporarily halt all international monetary transfers from the U.S. to Mexico, say for about a year, to get the newly documented illegal aliens used to not doing it anymore. This will piss off a bunch of Mexicans on both sides of the border, but it will keep a pretty fair chunk of change within the economy where it was earned. This will eventually be a deterrent to many would-be wetbacks who won’t bother to make the trip. And it will encourage those already here to: 1) vamoose back where them came from, 2) legitimize themselves, or 3) continue to pay the price for being here illegally.

Thus, we have the concept of the invisible fence: if you take away the carte blanche that enticed them here, you remove the temptation to take the risk. But, just in case, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. So, we’re going to need one more phase—the actual physical fence.

Third—and the beauty of this is so poetic—we let the “windfall” tax dollars collected from the resident illegal aliens PAY FOR THE FENCE!!! Freeing up congressionally mandated budget dollars would allow us to beef up our border patrol forces during and subsequent to the fence’s construction and enable us to better screen the criminal element that regularly crosses both ways in the guise of propriety. And I doubt it would be difficult to find temporary construction labor to work on the south side of the border who would help build the fence that will keep them securely in their Mexican homeland once construction is complete.

Once the libocrats stop whining over the loss of votes my plan eliminates, and when the media quickly loses interest from it not being a partisan propaganda playground, America will cease to have a revolving back door. That’s a start. Then we look to our northern border, eh?!

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Lucy said...

I definately think you should send this one to Glenn Beck!

The Silver Thistle said...

Hi Ed! I'm a stitchy blogger following a link from Lucy :)

Just wanted to say that I'm not American but we have our own, similar 'issues' here in the UK and your idea is totally the best I've heard in a long time! I think it could even travel too, and could be put to work here! I'm hearin' ya. ;)