Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Some (typically) good points from Thomas Sowell on immigration

Subtitle: Why are Republicans such idiots?
The latest bright idea among Republicans inside the Beltway is a new version of amnesty that is virtually certain to lose votes among the Republican base and is unlikely to gain many votes among the Hispanics the Republican leadership is courting.
Exactly what I’ve been thinking; it’s a “lose-lose” proposition. Dr. Sowell continues:
Immigration laws are the only laws that are discussed in terms of how to help people who break them. One of the big problems that those who are pushing “comprehensive immigration reform” want solved is how to help people who came here illegally and are now “living in the shadows” as a result.

What about embezzlers or burglars who are “living in the shadows” in fear that someone will discover their crimes? Why not “reform” the laws against embezzlement or burglary, so that such people can also come out of the shadows?
Comprehensive immigration reform is rumored to be dead this year, but I say beware of spray-tanned weepers and suave, blue-eyed smilers; they may be obtuse when it comes to the ability to understand great principles, but they frequently possess a low form of animal cunning that serves them well in hornswoggling their colleagues.

Elsewhere, Victor Davis Hanson shouts, “Look out, below!”


JeffS said...

That's the GOP, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

bruce said...

The ancients debated this too.

But they'd be aghast at how modern powers have tied themselves up and left few options.