To: Tailgunner Joe
You're telling me that the open borders, give every illegal amnesty wing of the party is not more interested in pleasing business owners than than the Americans whose wages are depressed by illegal immigrants? Or the public schools being forced to educate the children of illegals and thus harming their ability to educate the children of citizens? Or emergency rooms closing because they cannot afford to treat the illegals who flood them?
One should remember that conservatism does not simply mean a reflexive desire to please business interests. As Samuel Huntington points out in his new book, when the top 100 companies in America were asked by Ralph Nader to open their stockholders meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, only one company (Federated Stores) responded favorably. Companies like Aetna, Ford, Motorolla and Price Costco derided the idea that they should have some special loyalty to America.
Ford and IBM once supplied Nazi Germany with materiel before we had to go to war with them. Loral sold missile technology to China. Is it class warfare or common sense to point out that business interests are not always in the national interest?
posted on 05/24/2004 7:49:51 PM PDT
(If we buy into the nonsense that we always have to vote for RINOs, we'll just end up taking the horn)
If we didn't try to dictate to business owners how much they should pay their employees, then they wouldn't have to resort to employing illegals to get around the system.
The conservative wing of the party has always been opposed to placing regulations and restrictions on business.
To: asmith92008; churchillbuff
People that are afraid to discuss problems within the conservative movement have something to hide, IMHO.
If they're not willing to talk about ideologues that support things like "open borders", "rapid growth of gov't.", "outsourcing" and America as the "World's Policeman", then how do they expect those of us who feel weve been Neo-Conned to believe "Conservative Values" haven't been abandoned altogether and we have no one left to represent us?
A ship can only get so many holes in it before the bilge pumps fail...
posted on 05/24/2004 8:43:12 PM PDT
by Veracious Poet
(Cash cows are sacred in America...GOT MILKED???)
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