Skip to comments.The Amnesty Delusion [Leave the pandering to the Democrats]
Posted on 11/12/2012 2:07:59 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
Having suffered not one but several humiliating defeats on Tuesday, Republicans are in danger of embracing comprehensive immigration reform which is to say, amnesty out of panic. The GOP does need to do better among Hispanics and other voters, but this is not the way to achieve that and, more important, it is bad policy. A formal policy of refusing to enforce the law is not obviously the best substitute for an informal policy of refusing to enforce the law.
But first, credit should be given where it is due: The Obama administration, by keeping economic growth at anemic levels, has managed to control illegal immigration better than most of its predecessors...
Our immigration system is in need of deep reform, but amnesty is not the first item on intelligent reformers to-do list, if indeed it belongs on the list at all.
All decent people have a measure of sympathy for those who, driven by desperation, come illegally to the United States seeking work to provide for themselves and their families. That they so frequently work at low wages in miserable conditions and that they are vulnerable to every kind of abuse is reason for deeper sympathy still. But the solution to their plight is not to abandon the law, any more than the solution to the plight of Les Misérables is to legalize the theft of bread. The rule of law exists to alleviate misery, not to mandate it.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
“Having suffered not one but several humiliating defeats on Tuesday...”
One suspects that an examination of the voting machines would explain this better than any news article.
There were reports of machines automatically switching votes from Romney to Obama, and a great many reports of entire counties not casting a single vote for Romney?
I don’t think so.
Clearly, the elction was stolen on the way to the Great American Cultural Revolution.
But does anyone care?
Comprehensive reform is not amnesty. Amnesty is what you get when you have a dysfunctional immigration policy that leaves it up to the Democrats to grant amnesty by executive fiat in an election year every so often to fatten up their voter base.
We need a working immigration policy. This one doesn’t work. Don’t let the Dems take the initiative. For once, the GOP should think creatively and take on a challenge rather than hanging back and carping because we don’t like what the Dems have done when we ceded the terrain.
NOTHING NEEDS LESS ATTENTION RIGHT NOW.
Yes. A very good editorial. And one, I hope, that puts to bed this meme that we need to pander.
It is at least interesting that an entire people can leave their home country, enter another country then demand to direct policy in the latter country. In saner times that would be grounds for war.