Sanford D. Horn: PSA should put Labor Secretary out of work
Column by Sanford D. Horn
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If ever there was proof of this administration’s duplicitous behavior toward those to whom they are most answerable, the American citizen, it is in the recent Public Service Announcement made by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.
“You work hard, and you have the right to be paid fairly. I’m U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and it is a serious problem when workers in this country are not being paid every cent that they earn. Remember, every worker in America has a right to be paid fairly, whether documented or not. So, call us – it is free and confidential – at 1-866-487-9243. We can help.”
For this anti-American worker treachery, Solis should be fired immediately and charged with malfeasance of office. In fact, add Barack Obama to that warrant for aiding and abetting Solis with his potential granting of amnesty to the 12 to 20 million illegal aliens via an executive order. Knowingly allowing lawbreakers to remain in the United States and gain from such miscreant behavior seems to fit the description of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” as required by the United States Constitution for impeachment charges. (After all, Bill Clinton faced impeachment for screwing one American, Obama is screwing 304 million Americans.) Obama already ceded his responsibilities to protect the Arizona border from invasion, just so that issue isn’t forgotten.
“Every worker in America has a right to be paid fairly, whether documented or not…” Did Solis miss the part about undocumented workers being in this country illegally and having no rights to work or pay in these United States? Apparently Solis thinks it is acceptable to have American workers on the unemployment lines while illegals collect, often times, tax-free income from employers who are also violating the law.
Shut down those employers until they weed out the illegals from their ranks. There is no need to fine them, for every day their doors are closed, they will lose money. It will become incumbent upon the employers of illegals to clean house as quickly as possible. That lost revenue and income will far outweigh the financial benefits of hiring illegals for less than the minimum wage.
Illegal workers in this country only degrade the economy of the United States as legal unemployed workers are collecting unemployment compensation from the government. Simultaneously, illegal aliens often send most of their wages to their home countries, thus depriving American businesses of that capital.
Bear in mind that the issue of illegal aliens transcends partisan politics. Both major political parties have acted egregiously in either ignoring the problem or encouraging its rampant expansion with each passing year, term and administration, regardless who is at the helm.
Additionally, according to the Department of Labor, 250 people are paid to enforce the Solis PSA. Of course, ultimately, the taxpayers are paying for the production, airing and enforcement of the content of that PSA.
When will the government wake up to the reality that incentives will only encourage more and more folks to sneak across the borders – be it from Mexico or Canada or washing up on our already dirtied shores. Take away the incentives of jobs, health care, education, and the ultimate insult to those people in line to become nationalized, the anchor baby debacle. This is why the 14th Amendment to the Constitution must be amended.
The initial intention of the 14th Amendment was to ensure citizenship upon the decedents of freed slaves. Now, 142 years, almost to the day, (July 9, 1868) since the ratification of that Amendment and 145 years since the end of the War Between the States, there is no longer a necessity to grant citizenship to anyone simply because they happened to be fortunate enough to be born on American soil.
Insert a caveat that the offspring of illegal aliens will not be considered citizens of the United States. Evidence garnered from an illegal search and seizure, in violation of a person’s 4th Amendment rights, is considered fruit from a poisonous tree and thrown out of court. Likewise, the child of an illegal alien be should not be considered an American citizen simply because the child’s mother violated the law. Both the child and the mother should be deported to the mother’s country of citizenship.
For those who think this solution is harsh or insensitive, try convincing the families of homicide victims at the hands of illegal aliens. Try convincing the families of rape or abduction victims at the hands of illegal aliens. Illegal mean just that – illegal – against the law. Being a naturalized American is a privilege, not a right, and the sooner interlopers understand that, the better off they will be, as will the rest of us.
Sanford D. Horn is a writer and political consultant living in Alexandria.