POLLIWOG (Tadpole): the early stage of an animal that will eventually become a frog, hoping to be kissed by a princess, turning into a prince! POLIBLOG (Political Blog): the early stage of a center-right political blog that may eventually become a full blown blog of the center-right. Join in if you find any merit in the comments. If you are on the left and disagree, feel free to straighten me out! Who knows, with effort from all of us this blog may turn into a prince!

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Peggy Noonan on Love of our Country

Peggy Noonan, as she so often does, summarizes a major problem in our society which we should all strive to fix.

Very appropriate now with the turmoil of our immigration problem. She looks at this problem from a new perspective - and is right on!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Tony Blankley on Immigration; CSM on the coded language being used

Tony Blankley analyzes the political landscape of immigration legislation. Key paragraph:
  • "Under such circumstances, advocates of guest worker/amnesty bills will find it frustratingly hard to defend their arrogant plans by their preferred tactic of slandering those who disagree with them as racist, nativist and xenophobic. when the slandered ones include not only the Washington Post and the New York Times, but 70 percent of the public, it is not only bad manners, but bad politics."

The Christian Science Monitor parses the coded language being used in this debate. Keep this handy to remind yourself of what is really being said in this debate!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Thomas Sowell gets it right - as usual!

Read this if you truly want to understand the immigration issue - and I believe it is immportant that we all understand the problem we have. Listening to politicians, who are swayed by their need for votes, is not going to make the problem clear.

One key section:

  • "How often have we heard that illegal immigrants "take jobs that Americans will not do"? What is missing in this argument is what is crucial in any economic argument: price.
  • Americans will not take many jobs at their current pay levels - and those pay levels will not rise so long as poverty-stricken immigrants are willing to take those jobs."

The free-market needs PRICE unfettered to operate properly - allowing illegal immigrants into the country fetters the price. therefore:

  1. Illegal immigration must be stopped (This is 1/2 the equation)
  2. Illegal immigrants in the country must be made legal or return to their country

The problem is #2 - this costs the politicians votes! But it must be resolved!