With the potential for H1N1 to spread rapidly, I think we're witnessing an object lesson as to why it should be cheap or free for sick people to get the care they need — even if they are in the country illegally. Because, you see, the bugs they carry don't care about visas much. They don't check passports, and an undocumented worker and a gringo from Glendale both make good mules.
Well, it turns out that I have it all backwards. Instead of coddling the undocumented to keep them from becoming incubators and transmitters of modern-day pestilence, as I propose, we should keep them at arm's length and shun them, for it is the illegals who are bringing to America this bioterrorism (more here at Media Matters).
[above: ... and we didn't pay attention in grammar class or geography.]
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