December 2, 2011

THE UNPRINCIPLED VS THE UNDOCUMENTED:

Immigration And the Party Of Reagan: Restrictionism is part of the protectionist creed and historically has been embraced by big labor and others on the political left. (ALFONSO AGUILAR, 12/02/11, WSJ)

Why then are the conservative credentials of Messrs. Gingrich and Perry being questioned? Aren't their positions in line with the Gipper's? Ironically, it is their accusers who are not being true to conservative principles. Many echo the anti-immigration sentiments of such restrictionist groups as the Federation for American Immigration Reform, NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies, which are anything but conservative. These groups are mostly led by population-control activists and radical environmentalists who agree with the absurd Malthusian premise that people are pollution.

While the majority of Republicans don't agree with the restrictionist view of the world, too many remain silent for fear of being labeled soft on illegal immigration. [...]

Conservatives understandably support the rule of law and are concerned when it is violated. But most also are compassionate to those who are less fortunate but trying as best they can to better themselves.

Posted by at December 2, 2011 5:43 AM
  

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