Don't stop reading!!! YES, I will be quoting Rush Limbaugh, but I am going to start this by ruining the surprise ending. Why? Because I think a lot of you will stop reading because this is something that Rush Limbaugh said. On April 30th's radio show, Rush Limbaugh elucidated what he called the "Limbaugh Laws" for immigration. I will provide the excerpt shortly. But I have to ruin the ending first, so that you'll read the whole thing. What Rush called the "Limbaugh Laws" are actually taken from the Immigration Laws of the country of Mexico. You just might be shocked at the restrictive nature of the laws of a country who basically treats America like it's one of their states and tries to tell us how WE should be handling immigration reform. Here you go:
The following is excerpted from Rush’s transcript:
“All right, immigration proposals under discussion. Let me add mine to the mix. I want to call this proposal the Limbaugh Laws. …First, if you immigrate to the United States of America, you must speak the native language. You have to be a professional or an investor. [America is] not going to take unskilled workers…There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools, no special ballots for elections, no government business will be conducted in your native language. Foreigners will not have the right to vote…nor will they ever be allowed to hold political office. According to the Limbaugh Laws, if you're in our country, you cannot be a burden to taxpayers. You are not entitled, ever, to welfare, to food stamps, or other government goodies. You can come if you invest here, but it must be an amount equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage. If you don't know have that amount of money, you can't come and invest. You have to stay home. If you do come and you want to buy land, okay, but we're going to restrict your options. You will not be allowed to buy waterfront property in the United States. That will be reserved for citizens naturally born in this country.”
“In fact, as a foreigner, you must relinquish individual rights to property… Another thing. You don't have the right to protest when you come here. You're allowed no demonstrations, you cannot wave a foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president or his policies, or you get sent home. You're a foreigner. You shut your mouth or you get out, and if you come here illegally, you go straight to jail and we're going to hunt you down 'til we find you.”
“I can imagine many of you think that the Limbaugh Laws are pretty harsh. I imagine today some of you probably are going, "Yeah! Yeah!" Well, let me tell you this, folks. Every one of the laws I just mentioned are actual laws of Mexico, today. I just read you Mexican immigration law. That's how the Mexican government handles immigrants to their country.”
And there you have it! Our fine neighbors to the south have harsh and restrictive immigration laws. In my wildest ones, I couldn't imagine America having immigration laws like these!!! And I wouldn't want to SEE laws like this in America! Most of us are immigrants ourselves or the descendents of immigrants. It is our UNIFIED diversity that makes us strong and beautiful and wonderful! Let's just have some semblance of control and order to the process. Why is that so controversial?
Sort of unrelated, but certainly important, (and mentioned because you can't own property outright in Mexico unless you are a citizen) I am making a call for America to make laws that only American citizens can own land in America. Perhaps I will chat on this at a later date.
For now, unless forced (!), I'm done talking about illegal immigration.