While we legitimately languish in our first-world problems – and I mean this sincerely as Mrs. Cummings and I are wrestling with the real issue of teenagers and smartphones – you should know our elite, intellectual masters in a far-off land are considering letting out a bunch of inmates from prison. Under the guise of the laughably phrased “prison reform,” Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz simply and aptly calls this “jailbreak.”
If I were to ask you how many people who are in this country illegally commit crimes every day, would you be able to tell me? Not likely, as it’s a very difficult number to pinpoint.
What if I narrowed the parameters down to rape, assault, DUI, and armed robbery? What then? You’d probably have better luck but it would still require a fair amount of time and resources to put those numbers together.
What if I limited your search to federal crimes?
While jailbreak, known by its proponents as “criminal justice reform,” is misguided on the state level, it is downright built upon a false premise on the federal level. The latest report from the U.S. Sentencing Commission demonstrates that the 800-pound gorilla in the room clogging up the federal criminal justice system is immigration, not “low-level” domestic offenders.
If we only solved our border problem and deported illegal aliens before they commit more crimes, not only would we be safer, but we’d save a ton of money on the federal criminal justice system – without irresponsibly releasing American criminals back into our communities, as proposed by jailbreak proponents.
According to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, in its recently published 2018 report on federal sentencing statistics, 54.3 percent of the 69,425 federal offenders last year were Hispanic, and 42.7 percent of offenders were non-citizens. The two biggest offense categories were immigration (34.4 percent) and drugs (28.1 percent).
My friends, take this simple, mental exercise and ask yourself this: What if these people weren’t here? What if the crimes they committed – you know, horrible things like raping a 10-year-old girl — were done so against someone else in another country?
Serious crimes like these are a blight on humanity anywhere in the world, but what does it say about our elected and appointed “leaders” when they forsake all Americans, young and old, because they’re too stupid or afraid to take the steps necessary to protect our own citizens?
Imagine how much better life would be with a 43% reduction in federal crimes. It isn’t hard to do.