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

Nan111 Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 10:12 AM
I can't make the leap that "stranger" which means someone unknown as someone from another neighborhood or town has the same meaning as "alien" which means someone from another country. The logic displayed in the piece reminds me of the left's habit of changing the meaning of words without a logical basis, such as Webster's dictionary or Most of us are compassionate, but what always seems to be lost in the "immigration" debate is how cruel it is to allow aliens to come to our country, not obey our rules which we set up, take resources from our citizen, and also require us to change our language and feel guilty because the country from which they come has a government which does not protect them from tyranny.
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.
Here’s what she said:...