The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Bill: A full reading

Hugh Hewitt and NZ Bear have combined to produce probably the most comprehensive rendering and commentary of the new Immigration Bill yet on the Web. Hewitt, himself an attorney, goes through the bill section by section, and finds there are so many holes that it is doubtful this ship could even make it out of drydock. Hewitt summarizes:

There are so many problems with this bill that it should not be introduced in the Senate absent a period of open hearings on it and the solicitation of expert opinion from various analysts across the ideological spectrum. Even were it somehow to improbably make its way to the president's desk, if it does so before these problems are aired and confronted, the Congress would be inviting a monumental distrust of the institution. There is simply too much here to say "Trust us," and move on. The jam down of such a far reaching measure, drafted in secret and very difficult for laymen much less lawyers to read, is fundamentally inconsistent with how we govern ourselves.

At the very least, read Hewitt's commentary--and refer to the actual language of the Bill if you have any doubts about what he is saying.

This bill is a disaster.


DiscerningTexan, 5/20/2007 07:51:00 PM |