To: Dr. Marten
I have got to jump in here and make a couple of points that people intent on jumping off the cliff are forgetting.
1)It's a proposal. A starting point of the debate, which we desperately need to have.
2)This proposal is not likely to pass this year, if ever.
3) If a bill dealing with immigration ever does emerge from Congress, you can bet there will be a lot of changes and it will not closely resemble this opening proposal. It may emerge better, or worse. The only way for it to get worse is for Democrats to gain control of Congress and the WH.
I am not saying Bush shouldn't be taken to task for some of what's here. But we all know that Bush is pretty adept at strategery.
To: Trust but Verify
Unfortunately, these days there is no such thing as putting out a proposal and having a "debate" on the subject. Just look at the vitriolic reactions from the Democrats (as well as conservatives). TREASON? What the hell, let's each one of us try to outshout the other and be more outrageous than the one before. This is what the term "national debate" has been reduced to. Welcome to the new America of two minute shouting matches on CNN or Fox.
I think I'll tune out...
posted on 01/08/2004 5:39:46 PM PST
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