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Had Enough?

Posted by The Curmudgeon on November 13, 2009

Consider the following scenario:

Let’s say that you and your family have retired for the evening. While you’re sleeping, your neighbor sneaks into your home and rummages around for your prized jewelry. You, however, have taken the precaution of locking away your valuables in a safe—to which only you and your family members know the combination to unlock it. His efforts awaken you, and you confront him with a weapon. You tell him on no uncertain terms that he must leave your home immediately or you’ll summon the police.

Frustrated and angry, your neighbor organizes a protest march, drumming up support from your other neighbors (some of whom have likewise attempted to relieve you of your valuables). They parade down Main Street, waving banners and chanting, complaining bitterly about your “unfairness” and demanding that you give them all access to your family jewels and other assorted goodies. Their effort garners considerable media attention, and they even manage to enlist the support of a number of political figures (many of whom—coincidentally, perhaps—see the protesters as potential voters). Before long, there’s a rising groundswell of demands that you unlock your safe and allow free access to anyone who breaks into your home.

Sounds a bit far-fetched, doesn’t it?

Or does it?

A recent article appearing in USA Today spotlighted the growing activism among illegal aliens. In much the same fashion as the aforementioned neighbor, they came to this country by way of sneaking across the border. Not content with what they’ve already gained by illegal means, they’re now demanding—yes, demanding—that they have open access to the nation’s goodies. Astonishingly, an alarming numver of politicians have taken up this mantle (re-read that part about “potential voters”).

Had enough?

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