May 16, 2010

REAGAN WEPT:

Palin Says 'We're All Arizonans Now' in Speech Defending State's Immigration Law (Associated Press, 5/16/10)

Arizona's governor enlisted the help of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin Saturday to defend a new law cracking down on illegal immigration, as calls spread for an economic boycott of the state.

Nevermind that Ronald Reagan demanded that walls be torn down, not built or that he passed the biggest immigration amnesty in human history, just consider his Bitburg Speech to get some sense of how closely he identified with refugees tryiong to make a better life for themselves:
[T]oday freedom-loving people around the world must say: I am a Berliner. I am a Jew in a world still threatened by anti-Semitism. I am an Afghan, and I am a prisoner of the Gulag. I am a refugee in a crowded boat foundering off the coast of Vietnam. I am a Laotian, a Cambodian, a Cuban, and a Miskito Indian in Nicaragua. I, too, am a potential victim of totalitarianism.

The one lesson of World War II, the one lesson of nazism, is that freedom must always be stronger than totalitarianism and that good must always be stronger than evil. The moral measure of our two nations will be found in the resolve we show to preserve liberty, to protect life, and to honor and cherish all God's children.


Anyone who likes at a Mexican immigrant and sees a foreigner rather than a fellow child of God has misapprehended what it is to be a Republican, a conservative, a Reaganaut, an American.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 16, 2010 7:28 AM
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