WARNING: The following post is political in nature, so if that is a problem for you, skip it. However, I can say that the post is definitely NOT PARTISAN. Nor is it complimentary to either established Party, so if you are a conservative worried this could be liberally biased, or if you are a liberal thinking this could be too conservative, rest assured, this is just an expression of 'common sense'........therefore staunch supporters of either Party should be EQUALLY offended.
Everybody wants to protect the Dreamers.
Well at least that’s what you hear. But recent events have shown quite clearly that Dreamers are not really a concern……..they are a bargaining chip. This past year my political posts could easily lead a reader to believe that I am a typical, anti-Trump, Liberal Democrat………………….but the only word in that description that is truly accurate would have to be: “anti-Trump”.
My political leanings are libertarian (small “L”) with views that are socially liberal but fiscally conservative. I am not a Democrat………... nor am I typical. As the recent budget legislation has shown, NO party right now is fiscally conservative. And socially only the Democrats are liberal…...but they are also SO liberal that they lose me on many other issues. The Republicans have utterly confused me to a point where I really don’t know what they stand for except benefiting themselves. (Not that the Democrats aren’t guilty of that as well.) But let’s get back to the Dreamers.
A recent poll has shown that 85% of Americans want a legislative fix that would protect these kids. And both parties (and Trump) have claimed to want the same thing. But 4 failed bills later, we are no closer to a solution. Why is that? The answer is quite simple. Each of these 4 bills contain a bunch of other issues that no one can agree on. And it seems that neither party wishes to give up that powerful “Dreamer chip” without getting something else they want that alone would be too unpopular.
And Trump? Like a kid obsessed with candy, he just wants his wall. It doesn’t matter if it makes sense ( most illegals come here legally and overstay their visas, not by swimming across the Rio Grande like he wants everyone to believe.) he just wants it. But then again he also wants a military parade. I wouldn’t be surprised if he eventually tries to establish a Trump Day Federal Holiday as well. Maybe next he’ll want to chop off Miss Liberty’s head and have his own placed there instead? Anyway, this Dreamer issue, while complicated by this narcissistic imbecile, has proven quite clearly that the “duopoly” (As Gary Johnson calls it) is equally uncaring.
It’s very ironic…...in a stomach-sickening sort of way, for moderate independents to watch the hypocrisy of partisan posturing. If you listen to the left, it’s the right’s fault, and if you listen to the right, it’s the left’s. And the irony is….........they are BOTH CORRECT. The Dreamer quagmire is a billboard of how Trump’s “swamp” is populated with every wealthy member of each corrupt and self-serving Party.
If you really want to help these kids (now many of whom are adults) why not simply draft a single-issue bill that takes care of these kids before their time runs out and then try to address all of the other issues they keep attaching in a subsequent piece of legislation? Even the issue over their parents can wait. Just fix this and stop using these human beings as pawns in your little games.
Oh wait. We can't do that. It makes sense.