It was hot in Southern California today. There was a power advisory earlier; the electrical grid was just over-taxed. Unless there was some recent action, there is no plan to upgrade the grid. This, with the knowledge that the State population will grow by millions in the next twenty years. California used to have at least one of finest school systems in the nation. It now ranks near the bottom. Emergency care was second to none. Now, pray you don’t need emergency room care (provided you can even get your injured body into one). Crime, contrary to statistics, is on the rise. Immigrants many times do not report crimes out of fear they may face deportation by making themselves known (not much reason to be afraid in the sanctuary that is California).
There was a time, not too long ago, when people had pride in their neighborhoods. Now, wayward shopping carts, graffiti, trash, sidewalk urinals and other blight are becoming more and more the norm. I understand “good folks who just want to work”. But who is charge of the influx of new persons into this country? The FEMA Katrina braintrust? If you can’t help yourself, who can you help? Doesn’t that make sense? Wouldn’t it make sense to spread people out instead of cramming everybody into one neighborhood, one city, one country? Our infrastructure is not prepared to handle the kind of influx we are experiencing. But there is no plan to prepare for what the open borders lobby is pushing. I understand the U.S. is a better deal than any third world country, but why create what these people are trying to escape? It’s at best, a misguided approach. Everyone wants a better life. But you don’t raise someone a notch by lowering somebody else.