Thursday, January 31, 2013

Senator Rubio Provides A Thoughtful Response On Immigration Reform

SEE HERE One point I want to make is that this is a good example of thoughtful discourse, something you rarely see coming from the Democrat side which specialize instead in dismissal and name calling.  I posted Patriot Post's quote from Benjamin Franklin on my Facebook wall and I'll put it up here as well:

"Strangers are welcome because there is room enough for them all, and therefore the old inhabitants are not jealous of them; the laws protect them sufficiently so that they have no need of the patronage of great men; and every one will enjoy securely the profits of his industry. But if he does not bring a fortune with him, he must work and be industrious to live." --Benjamin Franklin, Those Who Would Remove to America, 1784

We have by many estimates over eleven million illegal immigrants in the United States and that is simply unacceptable.  We need to correct that and rounding them up and shipping them out is not a workable solution.  Even if it cold be done it is rather more like a totalitarian solution than a measured and reasoned solution.  Rubio offers a proposal which strives to provide a solution that is just and fair to both the legal and illegal immigrants and that should certainly be a baseline principle: Illegals should not be rewarded for their illegal entry.


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