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Condoleezza Rice is Right About Immigration, and the Nostalgists Are Wrong

Dan774 Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 9:01 AM
There is a fallacy in the discussion. Every example is based on singular human consideration to another person. This is the foundations of Christianity—the same idealism. Yet today—we have a problem in that the government—by legislative fiat has created problems compounding problems with allowing cultures that are no interested in…not only assimilation…but don’t even have respect for the laws of this nation. That is the difference, in the biblical identification, no one would even comprehend that any individual would have the “rights—or whatever you’d call them” to invade another country, and not be subject to their laws.
On Wednesday evening former Secretary of State Condi Rice picked a fight with a large and vocal section of the Republican base, and I’m glad she did. This confrontation is long overdue. Zero-tolerance law-and-order rhetoric about the immigration issue has become the standard for talk radio and other conservative circles, and I think that this fact puts much of the conservative movement at odds with two of its most important foundations: a view of compassion derived from the Biblical tradition, and a commitment to economic freedom and limited government as an optimistic upward path to prosperity.
 
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