America has many historic “firsts” worth fondly looking back on. First state, first official baseball game, First Amendment. Now we have our first Zika baby too – thanks to this Honduran woman. The Zika bearing broad hightailed it to the United States when she learned her diagnosis… And there she plopped out a sunken-skulled baby who would magically become a US citizen. Truly the leftist American dream.
In an interview with Fox News Latino, the young mother explained that her initial symptoms were ‘underestimated’ by medical doctors in her native land. She decided to see another doctor in the Central American nation, but then decided to seek treatment in the US and possibly entered the country on a tourist visa 33 days ago.
Since the baby girl was born in New Jersey, she will automatically become a US citizen. It’s unclear if the mother has insurance or who is paying for hospital costs. According to the CDC, the estimated lifetime cost to treat a baby born with this condition that will require long-term care ranges from $1 million to $10 million.
Oh boy. So there’s much to unpack here. I advise you go get some snacks. I can wait for you…
Okay, firstly, yes, we’re all heartbroken this baby was born with terrible deformities. Unlike leftists, we at LwC value babies. Born or unborn. Even the illegal immigrant ones with shrunken heads (Disgusting Leftists Use Zika Virus Fears to Push Pro-Abortion Agenda). Because yes, the Zika virus is a tragedy. Okay? Okay.
The fact that this woman will undoubtedly get government help for a baby which shouldn’t be in the US in the first place? Also a tragedy. For the American taxpayers who have billions of their dollars seized by the IRS, only to be doled out to people like this. No, that’s not racist. This woman isn’t an American. She came here for free American healthcare, without every paying into the American tax system. You want to talk about fairness? ‘Splain this one to me Lucy.
No matter which way you slice it, this chica gamed the system. Which, sure, is ripe for gaming. Now tons of resources, millions of dollars, may be allocated to this non-American family instead of something else. Maybe the inefficient VA, for example. Maybe the military. Or perhaps the money could’ve sat in people’s private bank accounts, rather than the Feds demanding their “fair share.” I know that’s a heartless thing to say. I walk it back zero.
The truth is, this family is Honduras’ business. Not ours. Heartless? Perhaps. Still not wrong. Do we wish we could help everyone regardless of nationality? The politically correct way to answer is: yes. Except this is a PC-Free Zone. Here’s the deal, bleeding heart leftists: we don’t have endless resources. America is not in the business of giving away free stuff to anyone, much less someone who’s not American. I know this comes as a blistering surprise to you Bernie Sanders mooches. But methinks many things come as a surprise to you rubes.
Also there’s this nifty principle we like to call “priorities.” We have a responsibility to the American people first and foremost. Take note, leftists (Obama Scraps “Oath of Allegiance” for Certain Immigrants. Guess Why). American citizens are the people who pay taxes and keep our economy alive. Ah, right. I forgot. They only matter if they’re transgender or Muslim. Preferably both.
Lastly, and this is key here, what this woman did, leaving crappy Honduras for America? It’s why a lot of Americans are fed up with “anchor babies.” It’s why many Americans want to change “naturalized” citizen to a child born of American parentage. Because here’s the truth: whether or not this baby is affected by Zika or not, she shouldn’t be in America. Her mother isn’t American. I know, I know, I’m a heartless cretin. No apologies.
Second lastly point: Honduras sucks. Of course we’re sorry Honduras sucks. But I fail to see how Honduras being a bastion of poverty should cost America in excess of one million dollars for a baby which should’ve been born in Honduras. If someone wants to splain that to me, please do so. Here’s a stellar idea, though. Maybe Honduras could emulate the way America does things. Which clearly this mother thinks is better. Just saying. Read also OPINION: We Don’t Need ‘Open Borders,’ We Need to Export Freedom. But of course, saying America is superior is racist or something. No apologies.