It seems that Republicans are the only party listening to the American worker.
If it was up the Democrats the toxic senate bill would be depressing wages and
raising unemployment for at least 10 years, according to the Congressional
budget office. Amnesty is failed policy, if passed, it just kicks
the can down the road, and next time it will be 30 million. Why do
the business lobbyists keep telling us the border is secure?"The
statistics are actually a little deceptive," Obama said last month (sept
2011) during a discussion with Hispanic journalists. There has been "a much
greater emphasis on criminals than non-criminals." And "with stronger
border enforcement, we've been apprehending folks at the borders and
sending them back. That is counted as a deportation even though they may have
only been held for a day or 48 hours." It's not just the
border, but interior enforcement, e-verify, more judges and a visa entry-exit
system that must be in place and enforced.
Using typically veiled language, Will opens with the long-disproven notion that
illegal immigration is good for the economy. Not only is it flagrantly false,
it also incorrectly puts "economy" before a nation's basic
integrity.On that weak basis, Will digs himself in still deeper by
rejecting the well-demonstrated "Democratic votes" truism. He fails to
recognize the value set of the typical illegal alien. Will
demonstrates a kindergartener's understanding of the word
"assimilation," which again is about values -- not the passage of time
in invasion of and disrespect for a sovereign nation.The push for
legalization ("reform") is not merely a "distraction." It would
benefit greedy businessman campaign donors who want cheap labor but would harm
the rest of the country and everyone knows it which is why the Republicans
rightly will not be forgiven for it if they persist. (That, George Will, will
lead to a "small" Party.)It is an open secret Obama
systematically cooks net immigration numbers. Apparently it remains an utter
secret for George Will. Either that or he knowingly is implying Obama is being
faithful to his constitutional duty to enforce immigration law when he
spectacularly is not.
And Will should know that the nation should not have to compromise
immigration-law enforcement in the first place, in the form of going along with
legalization (amnesty, euphemistically known as "reform") -- "future
president" or not. Will should know that it is the President's
constitutional duty period.Such a compromise is inconsistent with
itself and ultimately is self-defeating: legalization is not a complement to
enforcement. It is the very opposite of enforcement. Legalization (amnesty, or
"reform") is nothing less than a formal refusal to enforce U.S.
immigration law. The one cancels out the other."Immigration is
the entrepreneurial act of taking the risk..."And ILLEGAL
immigration is an act of hostility toward a nation's sovereignty, its
constitution, and its citizenry. The oft-repeated "illegal aliens are the
ultimate U.S. citizens, just not on paper," and, "they're all
valedictorians" (Dreamers), is malarkey, and is getting old. Again, George Will, it is about VALUES, a point you miss altogether.And your "limiting immigration is defeatism" argument is a bunch of
hot air and nothing more.
Once again the pro immigration advocates blur the line between legal and illegal
Though I've often disagreed with George Will, I've always respected
his intellect.Many Tea-Party Republicans will reject this well
thought out column on a few simple points:1. Immigration Reform will
legitimize the invasion of people whose first language is Spanish.2.
George Will is part of the GOP Establishment, which is viewed as being integral
and complicit to the big problems facing the nation, particularly the deficit
and debt. 3. Will also turns off a lot of people because he uses
big words, and there is a kind of anti-intellectualist vein on the right: People
who appear to be smarter than you simply can't be trusted, to many. By his
words, Will is one of the reviled "Elitists".Beyond those
issues - which are enough to render Will's opinion as worthless - I think
he makes really good points that Republicans should heed, but as Democrat I can
rest assured George Will's opinion will amount to almost no impact among
"Will demonstrates a kindergartener's understanding ..." Love this.
As long as conservatives keep dismissing their most respected thinkers in the
name of (racial?) purity , their ranks will continue to shrink. "Small"
will be too large an adjective to describe a non-existent political party. It
seems strange that conservatives complain that immigration bolsters Democratic
voting roles, but fail to see that their anti-immigrant rhetoric drives
naturally conservative Asian, Middle Eastern and Hispanic voters into the
Nice points by George but they'll fall on mute ears. Sadly, the Republican
party is broken and their infighting has handed over the keys of our goverment
to the Democrats. Until they flush themselves of the radical Tea Partiers
they'll be a ruderless ship at sea.
To "Owen" in Heber City who talks about "anti-immigrant
rhetoric" from conservatives, I ask, "What anti-immigrant
rhetoric?"The only "anti" rhetoric I've ever seen
from conservatives regarding immigration is directed toward the problem of
**illegal** immigration. You know? The sort that any law-abiding person should
be against.There may be "anti-immigrant rhetoric" of a
general sort from some conservatives, but I've never seen it.
Consequently, it appears to me that you are simply making a broad brush (as in,
bigoted) indictment that isn't based in fact.Can you offer us
some examples and explain why they should be considered indicative of
conservatives in general?
There is only one reason that Democrats want immigration reform: They view
illegal immigrants as Democrat voters. Does anyone really believe that the
Democrats would support this if they expected illegal aliens to become
Republicans?Mr. Will is a brilliant man, but this is one example
where his opinion and the facts are at variance.
With 20 million people still looking for full time work, I think it's the
Democrats that will pay this election. We are talking about adding
the populations of Utah, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho to our country. All
bypassed our laws, and came here illegally, ignoring our quotas, and replacing
the American worker. I can't believe the Democrats approve of this.
@ samhill, I can't tell if you're serious, but one example would be to
search an Ann Coulter story from the last few days where she specifically talks
about the problems with LEGAL immigration. I think she identifies herself as
conservative even in her most recent book title. i think millions of books
she's sold indicate that more than "some" conservatives are engaged
in this conversation in a less than constructive way. For the Republican Party
anyway. Unless Ann, Rush, Levin, etc., are somehow not reflective of their fans
on this subject.
@Owen"As long as conservatives keep dismissing their most
respected thinkers in the name of (racial?) purity..."Typical,
false insinuation of racism against persons who believe in obeying, honoring,
and sustaining the law. No one -- except you, Owen -- has said anything about
race. Rather, it is about respect for this nation and its
sovereignty and laws. "Illegal" is not a race; it is a CRIME. And true Conservatives can think for themselves, thank you very much.
Let’s face it, this immigration thing is a 20th century issue that has
slopped over into the 21st century. The time has come to finally resolve it in
an intelligent fashion, as three-fourths of Americans favor and Obama confronts
head-on. A new award-winning worldwide book/ebook by ex-Salt Laker Lance Johnson
that helps explain the role, struggles, and contributions of immigrants and
minorities is "What Foreigners Need To Know About America From A To Z: How
to Understand Crazy American Culture, People, Government, Business, Language and
More.” It paints a revealing picture of America for anyone who will
benefit from a better understanding. Endorsed by ambassadors, educators, and
editors, it also informs those who want to learn more about the last remaining
superpower and how we compare to other nations on many issues. They
come to improve their lives and create a foundation of success for their
children to build upon, as did the author’s grandparents when they landed
at Ellis Island in 1899 after losing 2 children to disease on a cramped cattle
car-like sailing from Europe to the Land of Opportunity then on to Zion.
LGJHERE, you have been plugging the book for a couple of years now. How do you
get away with spamming so many sites?
What is the GOP? The elected officials? George Will? The Chamber? The Marriott
chain?How about the delegates from around the nation?Read the
platform to know the GOP position on legalization, interior enforcement, border
security...The GOP officially respects immigrants who come here legally to
work. Illegal aliens? Not so much.George Will represents the elites, not
"The Economist tartly notes, "a mass murder committed by mostly Saudi
terrorists resulted in an almost limitless amount of money being made available
for the deportation of Mexican house-painters."Oh thats a good