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

Shuckem Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 11:04 AM
If they refuse to assimilate, they must leave--even if they are attracted to our country. Assimilation is part of the naturalization process immigrants undergo to become citizens.
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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