I agree that it was a sad day and I was down for a few days. But, I'm now hanging my optimism on the hope that the problem is not our principles but rather our tactics. So Buchanan cites two problems: free trade and immigration. The fact is that where we are is where we are. I think doing away with free trade and deporting those here against our laws are both unrealistic (and I wouldn't do away with free trade even if I could). I think we have to offer a path to citizenship (call it amnesty if you want) and fix the immigration system...try to make it a bargain...naturalize all those here illegally now in exchange for changing both legal and illegal immigration going forward. And, we have to change our rhetoric.