Emotion v. Logic: Which will prevail in the border crisis?

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IMAGE - Flickr (BY: Elvert Barnes)

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 — According to a New York Post article, “Thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America — many of them unaccompanied children — are flooding into Texas and other border states every day, prompting one lawman to compare the deluge to Hurricane Katrina.”

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Not only are these illegal immigrants causing a major burden economically, but reports are that they are also bringing disease into this nation; there are reports of infectious diarrhea, multi-drug resistant TB, scabies, chickenpox and STDs. According to TheBlaze:

“They are given a well-child exam and given all needed childhood vaccinations to protect against communicable diseases” and screened for tuberculosis, Kenneth Wolfe deputy public affairs director at the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, told TheBlaze. “If children are determined to have any communicable disease or have been exposed to a communicable disease, they are placed in a program or facility that has the capacity to quarantine. If they have mental health problems, they are similarly placed in a specialized facility to meet their needs and not in a temporary shelter.”

There are even reports that MS-13, a brutal El Salvadorian gang, are using this crisis to recruit new members. The emergence of MS-13 gangs in some of America’s biggest cities, including outside of Washington in the Maryland suburbs, adds to the epidemic of violence and crime in American suburbia.

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The logical response would be to speed up the deportation of these new arrivals and increase border protection. However, many Democrats and liberals are making decisions using emotion rather than logic.

Check out this tweet from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi:

@SpeakerBoehner, children escaping violence should be treated humanely, not as an opportunity for point-scoring:

— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) June 26, 2014

The children should be treated humanely, but humane is not dumping them in cities throughout the country hoping they will show up for Immigration Court.

A line often used by Pro-amnesty advocates is, “we are a nation of immigrants!” All of our ancestors at one point migrated to America, but most did it according to the laws in force at the time.

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My grandfather was one of the many immigrants who legally went through Ellis Island with the hopes of starting a new life in America. His son, Jim McGinley went on to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War 2 and achieved what is known as the “American Dream.” My family didn’t migrate from Europe to get free stuff or to cheat the system; they came to work hard and start a brand-new life — legally.

Should we abandon the rule of law in order to satisfy an emotional appeal? Or should we follow logic and reason by enforcing the law?

Logic should win out the day. If it doesn’t, it could spell disaster for our nation. On Friday, a CBS affiliate reported that Pennsylvania’s Gov. Tom Corbet said:

We feel for these children that they are fleeing their countries. … We want to make sure they are taken care of and returned to their countries. But we also are concerned about their health and what they may cause as far as health issues in the state of Pennsylvania.

From my standpoint, where they are coming in, there are certainly enough military bases in Texas and Arizona that the federal government could at least house them there temporarily to make sure before they send them to any state that their health conditions are okay for that. That they’ve had all their immunizations and so forth because we have a strong concern on that. From a humanitarian standpoint you want to make sure these kids get taken care of but they need to be returned to their country of origin.

We cannot sustain this invasion of illegal immigrants through our southern border, even as there are calls for the president to slow down the deportation of illegal immigrants.

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President Obama created the mess by pushing through his agenda via executive orders. Should he not be held accountable for this mess now? Time is running short; it’s time we realize that the best course of action is to choose logic over emotion and speed up the deportation of these illegal immigrants.

If we chose emotion over logic, the consequences could be dire — unless you enjoy living in a third-world liberal dystopia.

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