An “immigration” activist on a leading television news talk show quipped “why deport good people?”. Had the show’s host or guests realized it, they could have gone for the jugular in response to the activist’s comment.
“Why deport good people?” The obvious answer is, people who are here illegally are supposed to be deported.
Boom! The chasm between the activists and the law really amounts to one and one thing only. The left’s immigration ideas are what they are because they don’t believe the United States has legitimacy in the first place.
Think about it.
The law in America – and in almost every other country around the globe – imposes some form of sanction against those that enter the country without due process of American law. The sanction imposed by the American government is deportation. In some countries the sanction is much more severe. Mexico for example, can and does impose prison time for those entering Mexico illegally.
The left says deportation is illegitimate and should not be used. The left says this because they believe our legal immigration processes are illegitimate. They say this because, at a fundamental level, they believe America is an illegitimate nation. Press a liberal on this and they’ll cite the usual litany of racism, war, capitalism, and so forth as reasons why America isn’t legitimate.
A great many leftists would agree that most nations are illegitimate. They’d say the idea of a nation is an imperialistic construct invented by white Europeans to subdue a planet of color. In their view, the world is one and we are all global citizens.
Why are leftists so keen on a nationless, borderless world?
Go back in time a little bit. Back to the days just before nations were as we understand them today. What did the world look like? There were monarchs, elites, and peasants. The invention of modern nations helped chip away at that social structure. As nations came about so did concepts like liberty, justice, and freedom.
The left prefers the medieval social order. That much is evident in the way they behave. Hillary Clinton is their current monarch and she need not go away. They’ll cheer her on until she passes the crown on to someone else.
Leftists have always preferred the medieval social order so much that they’ve brought it back again and again under different names. Communism for example, was a form of medievalism. Look at blue states like California that exist with a royal upper class situated in three major cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego) and peasants beneath them. The left loves oligarchs – remember when they called Senator Ted Kennedy’s spot in the Senate “Kennedy’s seat”?
Borders and enforcement get in the way of delegitimizing America. That’s why the left oppose immigration laws. When we stand up for immigration laws, we stand up for American legitimacy.