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

doil Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 3:12 AM
No one, not even the hard-liners, are demanding that we immediately deport all illegal immigrants overnight. Rather we are trying to incentivise illegal immigrants to leave on their own by abolishing benefits for illegal immigrants. Big difference. Regardless of policy none of this matters until the border fence is completed and the border is secured - then we can talk about "compassion".
Harold15 Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 5:32 AM
Will the border fence ever be completed? I have my doubts. Political correctness will prevent that from happening unless we can get some people in the two houses of Congress with courage enough to flip the bird at political correctness and do their jobs and protect this country from invaders. Right now, Arab terrorists can disguise themselves as Mexicans and freely make there way across the border and bring any weapons the choose with them. Obama and his regime sure won't do anything to stop them. To the contrary, with their policies, they are doing everything they can to help them. This country's biggest enemy is currently occupying the White House.
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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