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Beware of Those Advising GOP To Unilaterally Disarm

PatriotAfire Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:59 AM
Alexander Hamilton wrote that the well-being of society depends on sharing a common national sentiment, principles and habits, and that love of country which is found in those closely connected with birth, education and family. Immigrants, legal and illegal, are treated as equals. They are not. Nor are they encouraged to assimilate our national sentiment, principles and habits. "The American government governs by the consent of its citizens, not the consent of aliens and their governments. Americans citizens are not interchangeable with all other citizens...and with all other cultures. The purpose of immigration policies must be to preserve and improve our American society." Mark Levin, Liberty and Tyranny. www.patriotsafire.blog.com
Fil-TX Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 2:19 PM

@ericynot: There's quite a big difference between ILLEGAL and legal immigrants. Welcome to all the come legally and want to assimilate. All the others are simply law breakers regardless of their ethnicity. Aren't we a nation of laws?
ericynot Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:43 AM
P-Afire,

Who, save Native Americans, are not immigrants? My ancestors immigrated here less than 100 years ago. They assimilated. They became Americans. Their grandchildren, including me, never thought of themselves in any other way. The same has been true of the Italians, the Irish, the Chinese, and countless other immigrant groups.

You can have Levin. I'll go with the Statue of Liberty:

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me."
Isn't it ironic that Republicans keep receiving advice to be more conciliatory and work with President Obama while President Obama not only is receiving the opposite advice but fully intends to be even more divisive in his second term?

On "Meet the Press" last week, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said: "There's also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the (Republican) party. What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities."

That is outrageously false, but lest you think hypersensitivity to race is all that's bothering Powell, he...