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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Sunday, May 28, 2006

ON IMMIGRATION

"The real question is what we do with whatever illegal aliens we do find. Right now, there are various communities around the country where local officials have a policy of forbidding the police from reporting illegal immigrants to federal authorities.

Why are people who are so gung ho for punishing employers so utterly silent about needing to punish government officials who openly and deliberately violate federal laws?

Employers, after all, are not in the business of law enforcement.

If some guy who runs a hardware store or a dry cleaning business hires someone who shows some forged documents, why should the employer be fined for not being able to tell the difference, when government officials who can tell the difference are not doing anything -- or are even actively obstructing federal laws?" -- Thomas Sowell

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2 Comments:

  • Any effort to logically analyze the views being expressed by both the Left and far too many on the Right regarding immigration is simply doomed to failure. There is no logic to what they are saying but they apparently think we are too dense to see that. What is going on in their heads and what is coming out of their mouths are totally and transparently different. The real issue from their perspective is not how to control immigration, legal or otherwise. The real issue to them is how to get more and more immigrants to vote for them. They are, therefore, not at all interested in stopping illegal immigration. To the contrary, they want it to continue and they want those immigrants to be able to vote. All of the nonsense rhetoric is to insure that those immigrants vote for them without alienating their current voting base.

    By Anonymous Anotmo, at 10:12 AM  

  • This issue illustrates perfectly what politics is all about. Trying to get your arms wrapped around this political issue is about the same as trying to get your arms wrapped around a greased pig.

    And just as dirty.

    There are some in the House that actually would like to get something done on the immigration issue. I really don't know if there is anyone in the Senate that truly does.

    You cannot believe much of what they speak. So you are right Anotmo, it defies logic and is an exercise in futility to try and analyze their positions, or motives for that matter.

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 8:36 PM  

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