Ancient empires like Rome and Greece fell into decline when certain factors grew. One of those factors, overlooked in our current day of course, was the growth of the welfare state.
Fact is, when special classes are rewarded without work with special privileges the social fabric of the state or nation declines. Theft of the fruits of labor of the producing members of society without their consent represents tyranny.
Let’s face it, “feel good” programs were not what the fabric of our nation and freedoms were built upon. We were a nation that prided itself on hard work and independence. Remember, the land of the free and the home of the brave? All of that has been changing in recent decades and our $17.1 Trillion national debt reflects it!
Now, the state of New Jersey is promoting a form of legal theft for the special interest groups that helped put Governor Christie back in office in the recent gubenatorial election. Christie ” worked hard to appeal to Hispanic voters and won 51 percent of their votes in his re-election last week, according to exit polls.” Indications are that he has already flipped on this issue although we won’t know for sure unless it comes before him for signature.
Here’s the issue:
N.J. bill to offer in-state tuition, financial aid to immigrants in the country illegally gains momentum
TRENTON — After a decade-long effort by advocates, a bill that would charge in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants who grew up in New Jersey appears well on its way to landing on the governor’s desk.
The state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today voted eight to three with one abstention to approve the measure (S2479), which advocates say will affect tens of thousands of New Jersey residents.
“This community has waited long enough. Let’s not look for excuses to say no. Let’s look for reasons to say yes,” said Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester), who has lent his name to the bill as a prime sponsor.
The bill now heads for a vote in the full Senate on Monday, where it’s expected to pass. Assembly leaders say they expect to pass it soon as well.
Under the bill, undocumented immigrants who attended high school in New Jersey for three or more years, graduated, and filed an affidavit saying they plan to legalize their immigration status as soon as legally possible would be able to get lower in-state tuition rates at New Jersey’s public colleges and universities.
The undocumented immigrant students would also be eligible for state financial aid under the Senate version of the bill. Incoming Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson), a Cuban immigrant, said today that he expects the Assembly version will incorporate that aspect — which had been part of a separate bill —as well.
Advocates said it doesn’t make sense for the state to provide K-12 education to undocumented students — which federal law requires — and then refuse to treat them the same as citizens once they graduate.
So what is actually behind this bill?
Well, this seems to me to be a dead giveaway. Three politicians with large Hispanic populations, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz and Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp, were in Trenton to push for the passage of the bill.
The politicians claim that it doesn’t make sense to give illegal immigrants “free” education for K-12 and then leave them hanging, so to speak. But isn’t that always the case with government? They destroy a market with regulation and legislative manipulation and then to secure their power base come in and propose more government and themselves as the saviors.
Occasionally, a legislator will stand up and make sense but like Ron Paul and others who champion freedom, but isn’t their voice always ignored in favor of more power and control over the people?
Only One Dissenting Voice?
Only one member of the public testified against the bill. Pat DeFilippis, a New Jersey representative for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, read a letter from the organization’s state and local director, Dale Wilcox.
“Many New Jersey schools, colleges and universities are experiencing severe budget shortages as a result of the weakened economy and the state debt crisis,” read the letter, which was addressed to Christie. “Granting in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens would only serve to further damage and strain delicate budgets and impose additional burdens on New Jersey taxpayers.”
As the public stands complacently by, watching their favorite sports teams or “their programs”, their hard earned labor is being siphoned away to support a growing welfare state of dependence.
Something Has Got to Give
Something will give eventually. You can not keep giving other people’s money away forever. Eventually you must run out of money.
That something is the fabric of a free nation. When Jesus died on the cross, Matthew 27:51 stated:
“And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom, and the earth did quake, and rocks rent…..”
Like the temple veil, the fabric of our nation is being torn apart by welfarism, power hungry politicians and greedy bankers.
If you feel the earth quaking beneath your feet, pay no attention. Just keep watching your favorite TV show. It’s just our nation and its freedoms being rent asunder as our once proud nation enters it death throes.