VDH's Private Papers:: The D-word:
It is one of the irksome verbal habits of our age that certain un-sayable words get said in the above euphemistic form. Instead of nigger we have The N Word, instead of fuck, the F word. Am I the only one for whom this sounds infantile, the kind of speech we hear from little kids about their body parts or their eliminatory functions? We laugh at the silly euphemisms of earlier times while we manufacture our own with equal fervor and self-righteousness.
"Due process" for a foreigner in regard to legal residency status would be as simple as due process for a driver in regard to legal licensure. You have 48 hours to show it or you get your ass booted out. Very simple.
I lived in foreign countries for 18 years, two of 'em. In both cases, it was perfectly obvious to me that it was my responsibility to make sure I was compliant with their rules on foreigners. I guess that's part of why it galls me --enrages me, actually-- to see foreigners invade my homeland and then demand, well, demand anything. And to see the "native population" cave so massively and shamefully.
As I've said, if you can't control your borders --or more to the point, won't-- then what the F-word is the point of having a country at all?
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