Boston Globe Columnist: Hey, let’s avoid losing a congressional seat by taking in millions of illegal immigrants!

This might be the dumbest thing I’ve ever read in the Boston Globe – and that is saying a lot.  No matter that they are criminals and a drain on our society, this tool wants millions of them to flood our state to preserve a congressional seat.  Oh, and in case you were wondering, it’s our fault they are called illegal because we have made it too hard to come here and feed off of the public trough.

The relative decline of our population compared to the rest of the nation has been the source of much soul-searching. Why don’t people want to live in Massachusetts? Some blame the weather, an unpersuasive answer if you’ve ever spent a summer in a growing state such as Georgia. Others blame our politics, our high housing costs, our taxes, and even our economy (it’s geared to college grads, and hence shuts out those of lower skills).

Solution: Illegal immigrants. Each member of Congress represents about 647,000 people. Get a few million immigrants to move to Massachusetts, and we’d start to get some muscle.

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Which is what puzzles me about this paroxysm of anti-immigrant rage that has swept the nation, a paroxysm that has even made its way into Massachusetts’s gubernatorial elections. Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker has taken a tough line, supporting Arizona’s mean-spirited immigration law, ripping incumbent Deval Patrick for “siding with immigrants,’’ and vowing to put the State Police to work enforcing immigration laws. Patrick has been far better on the issue, but even as he decries “hate-mongering,’’ he agrees that “illegal immigration is a serious national problem.’’

No, it’s not.

Let’s deal first with this obsession over the word “illegal.’’ There is an easy assumption that “illegal’’ equates to immorality. But illegal immigrants are illegal because we have made it much harder today to be legal than it once was (did the Pilgrims ever have to show the Wampanoags their green cards?). Being illegal doesn’t make you a bad person any more than dropping the speed limit to 10 miles per hour would suddenly make those driving faster bad drivers. Indeed, if mere “illegality’’ was truly the issue, then you’d expect to see the anti-immigrant crowd pushing to loosen immigration rules.

Warped logic.

Boston Tea Party Pictures – Round Two

I was finally able to download the rest of the pictures from the Tea Party on the Boston Common yesterday.

Enjoy!

(Scroll for new photos courtesy of Tank)

These people must have missed the memo that anti-war protests have fallen out of fashion since Obama’s election.

So angry.  It could incite violence…

What’s this?  There goes your narrative, Comrade Keith.

The only Hitler references/imagery came from the Lydon LaRouche DEMOCRATS.  That’s supposed to be Barney Frank sitting next to Barack H(itler) Obama.

Sorry, Husky Blogger…just another LaRouche DEMOCRAT.

Barack Obama, mmm mmm good!

A Palin impersonator.  Keep your day job, honey.

The kid on the left called me a retard and said he thought Obama’s Special Olympics joke was hilarious.

This was my favorite sign of the day.

Clearly a raaaacist from Southie.

This young woman actually started crying when she couldn’t explain her t-shirt to me.  It might have had something to do with the (lovely) black Tea Partier standing next to me.  Or the gay man holding the pro Tea Party sign.  Or perhaps she was furious at herself for being caught up in a wave of disinformation provided by her college friends and felt like a total ass for wearing a shirt that made her look like an uninformed fool.

Tank’s Photos:

Great job, Tank!

Ready To Party!

I’m heading to Boston for the Tea Party rally on the Common.  The organizers are expecting thousands to turn out to hear Sarah Palin and to protest against ObamaCare, tax increases, soaring deficits, ever-increasing government intrusion in our lives, Obama’s alarmingly naive national security policies, lack of transparency, etc. etc. etc.

I’ll be meeting up with a fellow Patriot to make a few signs.  I think one will be a sign to expose plants – with an arrow on it and I’ll stand next to the person.  If you have ideas for signs, please send them along.  I’ll have my iPhone with me and will be checking in and posting pics in the comments section of this post.

Oh and if you are going, shoot me an email at spitfire.murphy@yahoo.com – I’ll check it on the dreaded T.

Wish me luck!