Can Ireland wake up in time?

     Always on Watch forwarded this piece today from The Independent by Kevin Myers who dares to speak the blunt truth.

“Forget lily-livered liberalism, time to take a stand and say we don’t want Muslim immigration

 LET me ask you something. Is it a rational decision for a secular-Christian society to admit thousands of Muslims into its midst?  Comparable movements of Christians into Muslim societies are not permitted, so what essential, non-negotiable, mutually respected right is involved?  The question is especially apposite, because we now know the consequences for every single European society which has admitted large numbers of Muslims: social alienation, religious antagonism and outright terrorism.  We know this.  We all know it.   And yet we continue to allow Muslim immigration.  Why?  What do we gain from it?

As I began reading this provocative piece, I thought I was reading about America, but it’s Ireland.  God bless the Irish if they now wake up in time.  

 My father came on a ship from Co. Donegal at age 17.    He waited a long time to be allowed to emigrate to America and settled in at a boarding house in New York City where he paid his own way working long hours in a candy factory.  He received no welfare, no case worker, no one to hold his hand through the years as he worked toward gaining citizenship.  He joined the US Army and fought for America in World War II.  That is the kind of immigration we all think of when we think of the inspiration that is the Statue of Liberty.    

Don’t allow the “lily-livered liberals” to confuse you, or the so-called conservatives for that matter.   Our immigration policy is vastly different today and must be reformed before its too late for western civilization.  Read Myers whole piece here.

Let employers pay for ESL instruction

     Your tax dollars:

     Since we want reform of US immigration policy (and Refugee Resettlement), this is an afterthought to yesterday’s post about the cost to the taxpayer for English instruction  for adult immigrants.  Let the employers pay!

     Why not?   I think its a brilliant idea.   All these factories and meat processing plants etc. could just hire an ESL teacher.   Afterall, they are the ones to benefit from the cheap labor.  Many companies are sending human resources people and NGO types to refugee camps scouting for potential employees and that must cost some serious money.

     In the workday there would  be a time set aside in each shift for an hour of English instruction.   And, then one would not even have the problem we see in Washington County of transporting the refugees to English classes.   Fuel would be conserved and the environment protected.   Presumably the business would have an incentive to assure that English was being learned because they would be paying for it.    ESL teachers would get jobs too.  Its a win-win situation all around!