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Voters Understand the Immigration Debate; Politicians Don't

Wooster Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 2:14 PM
If you are a supporter of illegal immigration, then you are a believer in the liberal notion that it's ok to subvert the law as long as you get what you want. Whenever someone starts telling me about all the benefits of illegal immigration, I simply ask why they don't push to make unlimited immigration the law instead of breaking the law. And without fail the answer is that "the voters would never support it". Ahh yes - those stupid voters. Aren't they lucky that have people like that to do the right thing for them when they won't do it themselves?

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...