After MS Senator and US Senate Candidate became the first to sign the F.A.I.R. Pledge, I wanted to get a more well rounded view on the issue from more than one perspective.
Here is what Congressional Candidate Danny Bedwell had to say about the F.A.I.R. Pledge and his opinion on immigration.
I will not sign the F.A.I.R pledge as it wont really accomplish anything, and it’s really just a political ploy to energize the base (the Republican base). It’s red meat for them, but will not amount to any significant changes in policy.
Immigration should be as painless and as efficient as possible. People should be able to cross the border and become an American as quick as possible. I think if someone wants to come here and try to better their condition, we should not get in their way.
One of the things were going to have to do, is stop the welfare from the State. If we do this, the immigrants that are just coming here to get on the dole, will stop coming here. Get rid of all of the Government perks for “being a citizen”, and then loosen out immigration laws. Once we stop the welfare (for everyone), the only immigrants coming here, will be the ones looking to make a better life for themselves and their families. I have no problem with immigrants coming here looking to better their condition, but I have serious problems with immigrants (and Americans)coming here to get on the public dole.
As far as coming here “legally”……my ancestors came to this land in 1659. They came here against the wishes of the ruling authority. They sneaked in. Had the King of England known that my 8th gr-grandfather was coming here, he would have hung him for sure. This is one reason that I have never been fond of the ruling authority (the Government) deciding who can enter the country, and who cant.
We have a court system in this country. This court system applies to all people, regardless of nationality. If one person commits burglary, rape, murder, extortion, theft, etc…..then they should be prosecuted and thrown in the hoosegow, regardless of nationality.
If we can get a handle on the welfare system, and get a handle on our system of jurisprudence, then there would be no reason at all to inhibit immigration. Protection of jobs is not sufficient warrant. In fact, I would argue that this protectionism in the labor force, contributes to jobs going overseas. If we want to be competitive in world markets, then we need to be competitive in the labor market (as well as the natural resources market)
Bottom line,….stop all forms of welfare,…..make immigration easier, to where only the hard working immigrants looking to better their condition are coming…..and become competitive again in foreign markets.
Bedwell is a Libertarian Party candidate and is runny against the incumbent Allen Nunnelee. Allen’s Voting Record indicates he votes are inconsistent and a Libertarian serve the Liberties of the American people much better.