The Most Delusional Man from Arkansas



"If you're a mom or dad and you see the opportunity
that has been provided
 to someone else's child who took them to the United States illegally,
to become a legal American and maybe a citizen,
who wouldn't take that risk?"
USA Today has an interview with Rep. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who believes that the immigration act passed by the Senate is a legislative nightmare. Cotton claims that the act doesn't go far enough in protecting the border. If you're not familiar with the power of border patrol agents, then you should know that since 1973 the Supreme Court has ruled that they can pull you over and inspect your car without a warrant, even if you're nowhere near the border, or have crossed the border, or are 100 miles from the border; anywhere in New Jersey, for example.
 
The Senate immigration act will empower 20,000 new agents with the power to break the 4th amendment, to racially profile passengers, and to use drones. To give you some perspective, the FBI has fewer than 14,000 agents and the ATF has under 2,000. The Senate immigration act essentially represents the largest law enforcement boost in US history; some would argue that the Border Patrol will soon resemble a standing army in all but name.
 
Thanks to America's first war on drugs, the war against alcoholism, the Supreme Court decided on car searches: "exception to the warrant requirement was first established in Carroll v. United States. The Court approved a portion of the Volstead Act providing for warrantless searches of automobiles when there was probable cause to believe they contained illegal alcoholic beverages." The new 20,000 agents will have the power to meddle in the lives of 200 million Americans they believe are carrying illegal substances or illegal aliens; mere suspicion is enough.
 
In 1973, in Almeida-Sanchez vs United States, the Supreme Court held that Border Patrol could conduct warrantless searches for aliens or contraband: "The search here involved was carried out as part of a roving search of automobiles in an area generally proximate [25 miles north] to the Mexican border. It was not a border search,  nor can it fairly be said to have been a search conducted at the functional equivalent of the border. Nor does this case involve the constitutional propriety of searches at permanent or temporary checkpoints removed from the border or its functional equivalent. Nor, finally, was the search based on cause in the ordinary sense of specific knowledge concerning an automobile or its passengers. The question posed, rather, is whether and under what circumstances the Border Patrol may lawfully conduct roving searches of automobiles in areas not far removed from the border for the purpose of apprehending aliens illegally entering or in the country."
 
In layman's terms, 200 million Americans have to ride a bicycle if they don't want a Border Patrol agent looking under their car seat for an illegal alien. A motorcycle could still be inspected as those Mexicans are tiny and sneaky. So, Rep. Cotton thinks that 20,000 new super-agents is not enough; he says that: "America has some problems, but being an American citizens is the biggest blessing you can have in this world." And yes, we are blessed citizens because with the exception of Eritrea, we are the only nation that forces its citizens to files taxes wherever they may reside, and to file taxes for their possibly foreign spouses or foreign children.
 
The situation is so grave that some banks in Europe won't even open bank accounts to US citizens, as it represents a risk that if they don't report on the European spouses of the US citizen, they could run afoul of US law. If they do report to the US government, they could run afoul of European privacy laws. In essence, it's less risky to not do banking with an American. One commenter on the Wall Street Journal too afraid to give their name wrote:
 
"For low and middle income expats and our families it just doesn't make any economic sense to keep U.S. citizenship now. There's no way on earth we can afford expensive filing fees on zero tax owed every year. In fact professionals in small communities who can help with this are non existent.

The U.S. has not told the truth about what FATCA is doing to families all over the world who are not ''rich over seas tax cheats.' Yes, people are renouncing. They've got no choice now. We are a burden to our foreign spouses and children. Not to mention that we might not be able to even bank, we might not get our mortgages renewed. Why would a bank want to deal with a U.S. citizen when no other citizens cause them such a burden? They don't. People ARE being denied local accounts where they live and work. U.S. home-landers [US residents] don't get that having a local account where you LIVE is not 'off shoring!'

Most of the six million of us and our families do not live in, own property in or gain anything of value from the U.S. to be "reported on."