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Before We Give Up, Could We At Least Try Selling Our Ideas?

wolfpat Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 7:46 AM
When you change those immigration laws, remember that if you extend amnesty to the current residents, then their value to their employers goes to ZERO. People employ illegal immigrants because they're easily exploited, and employment laws are not followed. A new wave of illegal immigrants will follow any amnesty, and the current illegal immigrants will all have to go on public assistance.
We conservatives may never reach a consensus among ourselves as to the main factors that caused our election defeat, but surely we can agree that we must do a better job of selling our ideas.

Never mind, you say. The electorate has irreversibly become a taker class, and conservative ideas of self-reliance, personal responsibility and individual liberties will never appeal to a majority again, especially with demographics working against the GOP.

We must reject that, or we are as good as surrendering. To accept it, we are confessing our skepticism of the power of ideas, which itself is contrary to the conservative spirit.