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Where to Adjust, Where to Stand Firm

Clifton4 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:08 AM
Tax penalties, learning English. Those are consequences? That should have been done from the get go. Those aren't consequences. These mostly very poor immigrants can never pay back what we have paid and will pay for them. And no one will ever be kicked out of the country for failure to learn the English language. It's not going to happen. Davis falls into the trap that we either accept all those here illegally or we deport them all. If America is willing to stick to it, a plan to get a handle on immigration isn't as complicated as people try to make it. Seal the border, institute a strict E-Verify system where only those legally here can be employed, cut off social services except emergency aid to illegal immigrants, deport law breakers..

The proper path for the Republican party lies somewhere between changing our entire agenda and standing steadfastly on everything. Opinions will differ on the best way forward, as we have seen in the week and a half since the sucker punch of Election Day.

Most conservatives seem to be coping well. We spent a lot of time during the campaign wondering if America as we recognize it would survive a second Obama term. Ever the pragmatists, we now seem committed to doing our part to minimize the damage.

But as we seek to mitigate the harmful effects of...