“Do this! Do that! Hurry up! There’s just no good help any more.”
Imagine you could go through life surrounded by indentured servants on whom you depended, yet to whom you never had to say, “Please” or “Thank you.”
In the cartoon series, The Backyardigans, five imaginative little children turn a backyard into exotic locales. In “The Secret of the Nile,” set in ancient Egypt, “Princess Tasha” sings “I love being a princess,” because her servants (slaves) must be at her beck and call. As the servants tell us, in asides, “Princess Tasha never says ‘Please’ or ‘Thank you.’”
When the Nile suddenly dries up, the Sphinx teaches Princess Tasha the secret of the Nile: You must always say “Please” and “Thank you.” When the princess finally shows gratitude to her servants, the Nile is replenished.
America today has millions of real-life Princess Tashas - but they haven’t been enlightened by the Sphinx. (Enlightened by the Sphinx?! Oh, well.) One wealthy seven-year-old tells his illegal immigrant nanny, “You are our slave!” A privileged six-year-old, herself a Chinese-born adoptee, tells her immigrant nanny, “I’m going to tell my mommy to fire you!” The Princess Tashas have picked up the attitude of their employer-criminal parents who have come to believe they are above the law.
Although you’d never know it from the feds’ refusal to enforce the law, knowingly hiring illegal immigrants is a crime. The parents of the princes and princesses are also guilty of tax evasion for not withholding taxes for their illegal employees and for not paying their portion of the employees’ taxes.
In one of the many stealth amnesties already in force, when an illegal is regularized in an “adjustment of status,” as per Section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), he has to pay all of the back taxes he owes, totaling thousands of dollars, plus a $1,000 fine. His former employers are never dunned for the back taxes, or forced to pay statutory fines, much less prosecuted.
If the government collected outstanding back taxes, fined, arrested, and prosecuted such employer-criminals, our illegal immigrant problem would be reduced to manageable levels, with most of the unemployed illegals heading home - to the nations to which they are loyal.