Last week I wrote about former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and why his running for president in 2016 is a very bad idea. I mentioned that Bush endorses the immigration reform bill and opening a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegals. His wife Columba is Mexicana and so he thinks he can win all of the Hispanic votes.
After reading Jeb Bush’s comments from Fox News Sunday, it convinces me that Jeb Bush, like Barack Obama has no allegiance to upholding the laws of the land if they go against his personal agenda, especially the immigration laws. Bush stated:
“The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn’t come legally, they come to our country because their family’s dad who loves their children was worried that their children didn’t have food on the table, and they wanted to make sure their family was intact. And they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family.”
“Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s kind of, it’s an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family. I honestly think that’s a different kind of crime that should be, there should be a price paid, but it shouldn’t be — it shouldn’t rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families.”
Bush justifies rewarding millions of people who violated the law because their hearts were in the right place. Gee, that kind of justification could be used for almost any crime. The man robbed the store because he’s worried his kids don’t have any food on the table. The women broke into the pharmacy because her mom can’t afford her medication. The man beat up someone else because they said or did something that hurt his wife’s or sister’s feelings, making her depressed. The woman walked into her former place of employment and shot her former boss because he fired her and now her kids have no food and she was evicted from her apartment.
Their hearts were good when they committed their crimes so should we reward them?
Bush claims that they need to come here to work to provide for their families back in their own countries, but what about the millions of Americans out of work here? I’ve heard the argument that the illegals work at jobs that Americans refuse to take, but that’s not necessarily true.
When Alabama passed their strict immigration laws several years ago, immigration advocates complained that there would be a huge economic problems because of the lack of workers for menial jobs. Instead, the state’s unemployment rate fell from 9.8% in September 2011 to 8.7% in November 2011, a 1.1% drop in just 2 months. This was directly attributed to many Alabama residents getting jobs that were being given to illegals before the new laws.
I feel sorry for the conditions in many of the Latin American countries, but America needs to take care of Americans first before helping others. Bush’s willingness to allow the millions of illegals to stay here and give them benefits and a way to citizenship will only hurt struggling Americans. It also is a slap in the face to the thousands of immigrants who come here through the legal process.
Jeb Bush for president or vice-president is a VERY bad idea for America and if he ends up on the GOP ticket in 2016, I will definitely vote for Independent or Libertarian and I think many other conservative Americans will do the same.