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The Vacuum of Leadership

Dave M Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 12:09 AM
And another fool of a columnist rationalizing yet another decision. THERE IS NO NEED FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM!!!!!!!! THERE IS A NEED TO ENFORCE THE LAW!!!!!!!! What is there about this that is so difficult for highly educated and grossly overpaid morons like Greenberg fail to get?
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 4:53 PM

I see Dave,

You mean we must put our disbanded US Border Patrol back to work at the southern border? Well, that makes sense.

Why did we disband the Border Patrol ? That was a silly thing to do. I guess it was on account of those Minute Men characters; we didn't NEED the Border Patrol to catch and deport anybody coming over illegally. Minute Men worked every day for nothing, nabbing old ladies coming out of church. Border Patrolmen get paid good wages. They have neat dune buggies, guns and expensive equipment. Maybe that's why they were expendable.

olddoc4444 Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 9:31 AM
Agreed. There is nothing wrong with our immigration laws, they just need to be enforced.
I think Marco Rubio spoke the truth on this- we are not going to deport 13+ million people, and we are not going to grant amnesty to 13+ million people either.
I think we need to control the border. Deport illegals when we happen across them, especially if they have committed crimes. Punish employers who hire illegals. Also, we are the only country in the world who still has absolute birthright citizenship- it has to end.
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 5:01 PM

Think again, olddoc,

We will have some form of amnesty indeed; for some of those 13 million already part of the US population. Not all of them. But those who are honest, self-supporting, complying with rules, responsible.

They'll make good taxpaying citizens. Just like the babies who are born US citizens. They'll be good citizens too. Birthright means just that. Same as your birthright; no more and no less.

It was left to the Supreme Court of the United States last week to take on the immigration issue, since the other branches of the federal government have largely ignored it. For years.

Yes, there's been a lot of rhetoric about it all around, even a stopgap here and there when this chronic crisis becomes acute. But no clear, comprehensive solution or even much progress toward it.

Even the best-intentioned proposals never seem to gain much traction, and soon fade away in all the politics the subject invites. And the emotion it inspires.

Like so many problems...