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

JohnWIS Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 7:21 AM
Forget about any elected official...(or even our own president)... proposing any type of "American freedoms" to the leaders of these foreign nations, so that they will use what America uses to have the economic success and prosperity that we have, in their own nations. Don't worry.......I'm sure all of the taxpayers of this country will not have a problem with dishing out more of their own, hard earned money, in order to pay for housing, health care and education...(just a few of the perks that we already pay for)...so that those who cross our border illegally...(and disrespect our nation and its laws)...can have what we have.
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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