While I have liked PERRY to this point I find his stance on Illegal Immigration more and more troubling. In state tuition for children of illegals? No! His reasoning was absurd!. Don’t build a fence? - WRONG ANSWER! He says if you are against his positions on this you have no heart. I can get that crap from the Democrats. It’s not a matter of not having a heart. It’s a matter of disincentivising illegals from wanting to come or stay here. If you keep giving them benefits it just gives them a reason to stay. And you start them on the “path” to democrat voting rolls!
Make it so uncomfortable that they will leave on their own!
If they want to come in LEGALLY, then I welcome them!
I fear that if we lose Texas we will never win another election and Perry’s approach WILL cause us to eventually lose Texas!
The Perrybots tell me that if I don't support their boy, then we get Mitt Romney by default.
So what? Romney is basically Perry without quite the affection for illegal aliens. Perry is basically Romney without quite the affection for socialized medicine.
There are better choices available. I'm not playing that game.
I stand on my thoughts that all students attendance at taxpayer expense should be costed out on an idividual basis. Students who are USA citizens get benefit of USA taxpayers funding. All students who are not citizens must have either independent funding or a payment voucher from the country of their citizenship. The time has come to cut the flow of USA taxpayers money footing the costs for non-citizens.
“I fear that if we lose Texas we will never win another election and Perrys approach WILL cause us to eventually lose Texas!”
Perry will have nothing to do with conservatives “losing Texas”.
What WILL have something to do with that, is “demographics”.
And the demographics of Texas are changing.
Moreso, they are changing rapidly.
Before too long, Texas will no longer be a majority-white state. Like California and New Mexico before it, it will become a “minority-majority” state, with Hispanics comprising a plurality — eventually to become the majority — of its inhabitants. (Aside: I can’t say a majority of “citizens” because many of the majority “inhabitants” will be illegal.
And it doesn’t matter whether there’s an amnesty or not. Those illegals who remain and propagate here will “self-legalize” in about 20 years, through their progeny, because each and every child born to an illegal residing on American soil is by law an “American citizen”, for better or for worse.
Conservatives (and the Republican party) aren’t going to get the majority of the Hispanic votes. Not now. Not ever.
To keep promoting a blind Polyanna-ish notion that they somehow might, is to ignore reality. As a well-know lady writer said some years ago, we may ignore reality, but we cannot escape the _consequences_ of ignoring reality .