Ron Paul: Stop Illegal Immigration Without Creating a Police State!




by Ron Paul

Whenever the federal government decides to reform something we can be fairly sure that the problem is about to get worse, especially if they call the plan bi-partisan. The bi-partisan immigration reform proposal launched last week in the US Senate will be no different.

The new plan, introduced by Sens. McCain and Schumer, would provide a path to citizenship for many of those in the United States illegally. This would only begin after the borders are deemed secure and applicants have paid fees for their illegal entry. They must also pay back taxes on their earnings while working here without government permission. Those on a path to citizenship would be subject to background checks and would be monitored while in the US.

The devil is in the details, and the details of the McCain plan are deeply disturbing. To secure the borders he is calling for a massive increase in drones flying over US territory, spying on US citizens along the border – and presumably within the 100 mile “border zone” over which Department of Homeland Security claims jurisdiction. What if these drones detect suspicious activity unrelated to illegal immigration? Imagine the implications for the federal government’s disastrous war on drugs. Imagine what’s left of the Fourth Amendment completely tossed into the trashcan. The “privatized” prison system in the US that now benefits from the war on drugs and illegal immigration will no doubt look forward to booming business thanks to the army of drones overhead.

Additionally, the McCain/Schumer plan calls for a nationwide, mandatory E-Verify program, which forces employers to act as federal immigration agents, and forces American citizens to prove to the government that they are allowed to work. E-Verify is an East Germany-like program that creates a massive federal database of every American citizen and notes whether or not they are permitted to work.

As Cato Institute privacy expert Jim Harper noted of e-Verify, potentially tens of thousands of American citizens would come up as a false positive for illegal status, denying them the right to work and forcing them to prove to the government that they are not here illegally. He writes, “If E-Verify goes national, get used to hearing that Orwellian term: ‘non-confirmation.’”

Harper rightly notes that E-Verify is in fact a national ID card, writing last week that, “the system must biometrically identify everyone who works—you, me, and every working American you know. There is no way to do internal enforcement of immigration law without a biometric national identity system.”

Much of the most recent immigration problem of the 2000s was actually created by the federal government. The easy money policy of the Federal Reserve blew up the housing bubble and created enormous demand for labor. This artificial demand was filled largely by workers who crossed into the US illegally. Within a year of the housing market crash in 2008, an estimated one million illegal workers left the United States for Mexico and beyond. Net illegal immigration into the United States last year had fallen to zero.

As I noted in my most recent book, Liberty Defined, much of our immigration problems would be eliminated were the federal government to simply return to sound money practices and end the welfare incentive for individuals to come to the US illegally. Afterward, what remains of the problem would mostly be solved with a far more generous and flexible guest worker program. Whatever the case, turning the US into a police state in order to fight a hyped up illegal immigration “crisis” is a bad deal for us all.

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  1. McCain is a disgrace to the United States.

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  2. Is Rand Paul working with us or is he still supporting Romney?

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  3. "But if you think humans will start bashing each others skull in the moment government falls away i can't take you serious."

    That's okay. As nihilists, it doesn't really matter what an Anarchist thinks or says, and the first skulls that get bashed in are their own for destroying what they didn't understand.

    While it happens, I have no doubt that they'll be screaming: "but I'm a voluntarist!"

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  4. "what are you?"

    I'm what Ron Paul pretends to be; a Libertarian, a Republican, and a Constitutionalist. Anarchists aren't Libertarians. When you're worthless to liberty, when you serve no value to it, you can't be described as a Libertarian.

    "i don't know what you mean with the word covetous"

    That's why Anarchists are WORTHLESS to liberty. They don't understand the problem, and when you don't, you're worthless when it comes to solving it.

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  5. He's not a cult leader, he believes in liberty. As do I. They wanna call Dr.Paul's supporters "Paulbots" if they look in the mirror (whether they are left or right, they are the "bots" look at what Barry has done to this "cunt"ry. Fuck Him, and Hail SATAN!!!!! lol

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  6. "I don't say you're greedy, the only thing you say is that anarchists are worthless to liberty."

    Yes you did, and you erased your comment. I've explained why Anarchists are worthless to liberty, they pretend injustice comes from government rather than mans covetous nature believing they can get rid of injustice by getting rid of government, Government is collective force, and Anarchy doesn't eliminated collective force. That kind of broken thinking belongs in the same camp as the gun grabbers.

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  7. Who do you want to initiate force against? Who is it you want power over? Do you think you don't have the right to defend yourself.

    "Anarchists stop the institution that has a monopoly on the initiation of force"

    Like I said, Anarchists are liars and frauds who unjustly want power by initiating collective violence. They want to unleash a kind of warlord government. A system where collective violence is bought and sold to those with the most money. It's a system where might makes right.

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  8. Ron Paul = A politician with common sense and also follows the US Constitution. Sadly, he is a rare and unique individual.

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  9. Drones spying on U.S. citizens? Good Lord...

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  10. Oh and anarchists don't stop violence or injustice, but they stop the institution that has a monopoly on the initiation of force which is the biggest source for injustice and they rule over theirselfs instead of being born as property of some government that forcefully tells them what to do.
    I don't know what kind of person you are since you don't say much. But if you think humans will start bashing each others skull in the moment government falls away i can't take you serious.

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  11. I don't say you're greedy, the only thing you say is that anarchists are worthless to liberty. why don't you explain that.. what are you? a minarchist? Is that going to be payed forcefully or voluntarily, in the latter case you're an anarchist. And i'm sorry my english isn't too good i don't know what you mean with the word covetous since Gtranslate comes with greedy and that kind of stuff. But you're not a gun grabber nor a anarchist, there is nothing else. There is only statists and anarchists

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  12. YOUTUBE: Nullification is the Rightful Remedy

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  13. YOUTUBE: Nullification is the Rightful Remedy

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  14. "I don't care if you're greedy, the hard fact is that you'll have a problem if you start waving guns."

    There are greedy people and there are covetous people. I'm neither. Sorry. You don't know what you're talking about Anarchist. You're worthless to liberty for the same reason a gun grabber has NOTHING to do with stopping violence or injustice.

    If all mankind had was sticks, they would still beat each trying to take what isn't theirs, both power over one another, and each others liberty.

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  15. Laws are enforced by collective violence, and you can't get rid of collective violence by getting rid of government. You're only hope to win the debate and make sure collective violence serves justice; that it's used to defend liberty rather than take it.

    "Freedom, liberty, and their common defense."

    You'll be subject to the laws just like everybody else, and whether you face justice is up to you. Choosing to be an Anarchist who wants to destroy my Constitutional Republic is a bad start.

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  16. If what you call a government doesn't use force against me i have no problem with it, but if they want to pay taxes by pointing guns at me or try to infringe on my non-violent freedom in some way, i'm not happy with that. No one has more rights than anyone else, even if you wear a police uniform or are a politician or something.
    Without government those covetous persons have nothing to grab for.
    I don't care if you're greedy, the hard fact is that you'll have a problem if you start waving guns.

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  17. If the Ron Paul had his way..No interstate highways, schools, libraries, prisons, clinics, egual rights, food regulations. food labeling, FBI, CIA, EPA, DOT, OSHA ,national parks and more......

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  18. If the Ron Paul had their way..No interstate highways, schools, libraries, prisons, clinics, egual rights, food regulations. food labeling, FBI, CIA, EPA, DOT, OSHA ,national parks and more......

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  19. well he seemed to be the only congressmen who followed the Constitution.

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  20. Your going to run America into the trash compactor by refusing to listen to our constitution you neo nazi futile prick. We may be in the sideshow right now, but Your giving into a two party propaganda machine, you can say we're wrong, even if you don't listen. you call us names, you ignore our opinions and to let you learn your lesson, we'll let America fall, We'll let you cry for help. We'll let you die, all so we can rebuild this Republic and all it stands for- eventually, we can't be stopped

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