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Voters Understand the Immigration Debate; Politicians Don't

Deornwulf Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 2:23 PM
Statists on the left and the right do not want a solution to illegal immigration as they both profit from the issue being unresolved. Nationalists and Racists who think we can actually block immigration with fences and walls are fools ignorant of the migratory history of the world. Removing the reasons for the illegal immigration by both fixing our byzantine broken immigration system and doing more to stamp out the causes of migration in the first place is the only way to solve the problem. ...Of course, Obama's current solution to reduce illegal immigration by wrecking the US economy needs to be off the table...
TheHeretic Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 3:22 PM
So those "who think we can actually block immigration with fences and walls are fools ..." Cities, towns, and villages through the Ages have used "fences and walls" to "block" hostile outsiders. Armies through the Ages (including the U.S. military) have used, and still use "fences and walls" to "block" potential enemies. Millions of property owners in America have used, and still use "fences and walls" to "block" trespassers and burglars. In fact, the whole human race seems to be made up of "fools" like that. Except, of course, for Deornwulf. He's right and everybody else is wrong. NOT.

As the U.S. Supreme Court wrestles with the Obama administration's challenge of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration, the overall issue of immigration remains misunderstood by both political parties in Washington.

Many Washington Republicans confuse voter opposition to illegal immigration with opposition to all immigration. Their remarks often contain an ugly tone toward those who want to come to America.

Many Washington Democrats confuse public respect for hardworking immigrants with a belief that borders and immigration laws don't matter. Their remarks often contain an ugly tone toward those who believe the nation's immigration laws should be enforced.

On the issues before the...