Amnesty Will Accelerate the Police State

If Barack Obama violates the Constitution by imposing amnesty by executive order, we will see an increase in crime in our Liberal cities.

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Here’s an excellent piece of analysis from Daniel Greenfield. It starts with gun crime and the impulse to impose gun prohibition.

After another bloody weekend in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel branded the shootings unacceptable and the city’s top cop demanded more gun control laws. Chicago’s murder rate has actually dropped since concealed carry became legal. Emanuel’s lawsuits over his illegal gun control laws have left the already struggling city deep in the hole and forced to cover the NRA’s million dollars in legal bills.

Concealed carry paid off over that bloody weekend when a vet carrying a gun returned fire stopping a massacre before it happened. The original shooter ended up in the hospital, but nobody ended up in the morgue, which kept the death toll for the weekend down to fourteen.

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Every shooting spree bypasses the obvious problem with calls for more gun laws and something for the youth to do over the weekend that doesn’t involve shooting up the local housing project. This weekend, Rahm Emanuel took on the problem of funding more teen centers while Chicago’s top cop blustered about more gun laws. And then having successfully talked around the issue, they all went home.

The left loves root causes more than it loves red shirts and black bandanas, a fashion choice that it shares with some of the gangs responsible for most of the shootings.

Then Greenfield brings up amnesty for illegal aliens. Indeed, the title of his post is: “Super-Amnesty Will Turn Every City into Detroit.”

With amnesty, is the President trying to create a problem that Democrats can then falsely promise to solve, while cleaning up with votes from the lawbreakers they rewarded? Inquiring minds want to know…

America’s gun violence problem is urban. It’s localized in Democratic enclaves. And it overlaps neatly with its corrupt political machines. It has nothing to do with the NRA and a great deal to do with the party of social engineering, the welfare state, and gun bans.

And illegal immigration.

Homicide rates overlap with unemployment rates, especially when accounting for the demographic populations of young minority men who are statistically more likely to kill or be killed.

92% of black male teens in Chicago don’t have a job. In Detroit, 50% of black men are unemployed. It’s not that there aren’t any jobs, but the entry level jobs have been mostly going to immigrants.

The worst part about this nonsense is that it risks feeding into the mindless, racist rants of those who would want to cut off all immigration. Immigration is not the problem. Immigration policy done badly is the problem.

[See also, “A Congressman Explains Barack Obama’s Executive Overreach on Immigration.”]

Healthy, energetic, hard-working immigrants can be a boon to us. Those who are sick—physically, morally, and spiritually—will only increase pressure to ratchet up a Police State which is already threatening us all.