The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Sunday, June 03, 2007

A Reasoning Idea from Reason

In the Illegal Immigration Bill currently awaiting Senate return from Memorial Day festivities, there is this notion that employers will become defacto government agents tracking the citizenship of their workers. Kerry Howely, of Reason Magazine, uh, well, reasons this out thusly: if the reason for stronger border security is for Security, then . . .
the employer-as-border-patrol-agent makes even less sense; it presumes that terrorists come here to work.
The fear is that once the government gets a liking to their unaccountable nature of deputizing every employer that would hire immigrants, legal or not, what's to keep the government from requiring these same checks on native or naturalized citizens? Unaccountable power is the ultimate elixir of all elected officials. We may all be clamoring for something that will shut our mouths forever.

If it's security we want, then we might ought to point our elected officials down another cow trail.

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Nancy Coppock, 6/03/2007 02:30:00 PM |