I was certain that Michael Bloomberg had not read the Second Amendment, but apparently he has also skipped the Fifth, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Mayor Bloomberg was on Meet the Press and made this insightful comment:
This is a country that was built by immigrants, this is a country that became a superpower by–because of its immigrant population. And unless we continue to have immigrants, we cannot maintain as a superpower.
And I’ll give you a good example of how you can fix some of the problems in America. Take a look at the big old industrial cities–Detroit, for example. Got a great mayor in Mayor Bing. But the population has left. You got to do something about that. And if I were the federal government, assuming you could wave a magic wand and pull everybody together, you pass a law letting immigrants come in as long as they agree to go to Detroit and live there for five or 10 years, start businesses, take jobs, whatever. You would populate Detroit overnight because half the world wants to come here. We forget, we, we whip ourselves a little bit too much. We still are the world’s greatest democracy. We still have hope for–if you want to have a better life for yourself and your kids, this is where you want to come. And you could use something like immigration policy, at no cost to the federal government, to fix a lot of the problems that we have.
Of course. Grant citizenship by forcing immigrants to live in a certain area and working in certain trades. Nothing wrong with that.