The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Are Republicans about to Cave on Immigration Reform?

Rick Moran is not at all pleased with the reported compromise in the Senate Immigration bill. And--although I subscribe to the Mark Steyn school of demographics and thus think we are going to need more immigrants today to pay the entitlement bills for the baby boomers tomorrow (especially immigrants grounded in Judeo-Christian Western culture who will have babies as fast or faster than the Muslim world!)--I nevertheless think there are other really good, non-xenophobic reasons to think twice about this bill.

It is one thing to provide a route to citizenship for those who really want it, provided they leave the country first; and I can even see where you might want to allow (pre-screened) guest workers to work for a specific period of time, after which they must go back (e.g. for migrant workers to come in for harvest in the fall, then go home). But to simply say that everyone, regardless of country of origin--who have sneaked into the country, and who may be plotting ways to kill us all--can simply stay as long as they want is completely unacceptable.

If this provision remains in the bill, I will ensure that none of my campaign contributions go to any Republican who votes for it. Yes--a weak-kneed Republican Congress is preferable to a Stalinist Democrat Congress; but that does not mean it can continue to cut deals with the Devil without consequences.

As I said the other day, every communication a Congressman or Senator receives from the public represents to them the viewpoint of approximately 30,000 voters. So if you were contemplating writing to Senators, Congressmen, or Minority Leadership--now would be a good time.


DiscerningTexan, 5/16/2007 07:56:00 PM |