In comments in the post below, a tongue-in-cheek “modest proposal” was offered to use microchips as a means to distinguish citizens and legal immigrants from those here illegally.
Illegal, after all, is illegal and real Americans shouldn’t be upset if they’re required to accept microchips as a way to keep our borders secure and our precious bodily fluids untainted. Besides, once implanted microchips are the law, only outlaws won’t be microchipped. What better way to tell “us” from “them?”
I even suggested that Nathan Deal, the GOP candidate for governor who backs an Arizona-style law for Georgia, might want to jump on board the microchip train. Sure, it might be unconstitutional, but if the federal government can’t protect our borders, such things have to be done, you know? With microchips, we’d just be enforcing something that’s already the law, and who could argue with that?
The only problem is, satire in modern America has become impossible.
Speaking at a Tama County Republican forum Monday, six candidates for the GOP nomination to face seven–term Democratic Rep. Leonard Boswell opposed amnesty for illegal aliens and called for tougher enforcement of border security.
“I think we should catch ’em, we should document ’em, make sure we know where they are and where they are going,” said Pat Bertroche, an Urbandale physician. “I actually support micro-chipping them. I can micro-chip my dog so I can find it. Why can’t I micro-chip an illegal?
“That’s not a popular thing to say, but it’s a lot cheaper than building a fence they can tunnel under,” Bertroche said.”
And is it just my imagination, or are physician/politicians more likely than most to be … out there, shall we say?