As the debate on amnesty continues, it appears as though emotions are beginning to rise as the discussion resurfaces. Speaking about the proposed military-citizenship exchange, Congressman Steve King stated that the only place they’ll be going, is back home.
There has been much debate regarding the potential flaws in giving amnesty to the countless illegal aliens in our nation. Furthermore, the talks of amnesty surely has attributed to a rise in those hopping the border as they hope to get here before any citizenship is granted.
Recently speaking about suggestions put forward by Democratic politicians in which they offer illegal aliens the chance to earn their citizenship through a bout of military service, King had little nice words to speak of the matter.
Rep. Jeff Denham has proposed, what he is calling, the ENLIST Act that, in essence, will allow certain illegal aliens to lawfully serve in our military. Aliens who illegally gained into the country before the age of 15, would be allowed to serve – at the end of their stunt, they would be rewarded with full citizenship.
“As soon as they raise their hand and say, ‘I’m unlawfully present in the United States,’ we’re not going take your oath into the military, but we’re going to take your deposition and we have a bus for you to Tijuana,” King reacted to the proposal. “That’s the law.”
Of course certain Liberal counterparts, such as Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, aren’t so happy with the Congressman’s remarks. In a highly illogical rant, Schultz shared, “This rhetoric is insulting, unacceptable and harmful. These most recent comments by my Republican colleagues are a new low in Republicans’ attempts to insult Hispanics and the immigrant community and derail immigration reform.”
Yet when Republican’s challenged Obamacare, they were told that it’s the law and to deal with it. The double-standards from the left are tiring, and the hypocrisy nearly unbearable.
As the left is fighting to include the ENLIST Act in the National Defense Authorization Act, King relayed that he simply, “can’t let something like this happen.”
Explaining his logic, he shared, “If we’re going to put out the bait, which is: come into the U.S., break in, so to speak, smuggle yourself into the military, put on the uniform of the United States, take an oath to uphold our Constitution, which may or may not mean anything to them, and now we’re going to reward you with citizenship — I think it’s just a bizarre thing to do, to reward people for breaking our laws. That’s what amnesty is.”
Louie Gohmert and Mo Brooks further expressed to Breitbart their discontent in the suggestion of illegal’s serving in our military. Asking how they can be expected to uphold an oath and the United States Constitution when they’re already breaking the law, Brooks further inquired:
“How do you ensure that illegal aliens are loyal to America and not another country? Is it wise to entrust illegal aliens with questionable loyalties with America’s military secrets and weapons, including weapons of mass destruction?”
Sounds to me to be a valid argument, but what do you think? Let us know in a comment below.
(h/t: Huffington Post)