Great article by Mr. Tyrrell.
The problem is not immigration, it is Illegal Immigration. Breaking the law should not be the first thing newcomers to this country have to do. I am in favor of massive legal immigration. As you said, we can and must seal the borders. A huge Berlin-like wall. I’ll worry what the rest of the world thinks of us when they quit breaking into our country like common criminals. Next, I’ll allow massive, controlled immigration, especially from our southern neighbors. A modern-day Monroe Doctrine.
Also, I would severely limit visas, work permits, and citizenship for emigrants from hysterically anti-American populations. If our relations with Syria, France, Saudi Arabia, Iran and many others are already so bad, I can’t see what further damage it could do. Hopefully we would also curb terror threats.
We need and want immigrants. Social Security cannot exist without it. But immigration should be on American terms. Not what Jacques Chirac, Vicente Fox, Fidel Castro or any other non-American would like our immigration to look like.p>The poem says “Give us your tired, your poorâ€¦” — not your criminals, terrorists or non-assimilating welfare leeches (ode to the French). br> — Joseph R. Davey br> Tucson, Arizona /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?