Sunday, May 06, 2007

Frivolous vs. Magnanimous: Immigration

Frivolous: While I don't always read the newspaper, I'm pretty certain there isn't a new country on our southern border. Though, to view literature passed out by Democratic solicitors at a 2006 pro-illegal immigration rally in Dallas, you'd never know it.

What I glean from this brochure is that Democrats believe in a country called "Texico", which encompasses the former state of Texas and country of Mexico. Kim Priestap at Wizbang summarized this approach with panache:

The Democrats classify people based upon race and then work to corner the racial voting collectives... [and] they are trying very hard to collectivize the Hispanic community by turning the immigration issue into another civil rights issue.

...Power Line points out, one of the organizers of these rallies is A.N.S.W.E.R., a communist organization.

But don't question their patriotism!

Magnanimous: Republican positions on immigration are characterized by a wide range of opinion. On one end of the spectrum: the hard-line stance of Tom Tancredo -- "whose political obsession is to limit both legal and illegal immigration into this country [and] had warned the Bush administration to treat border control more seriously" (source: New Republic). On the other end, President Bush's advocacy for a "guest worker program", which would provide a prescriptive route to citizenship for the current crop of illegal aliens (source: White House).

But, as far as I can tell, Republicans aren't soliciting the new citizens of Texico in a blatant attempt to subvert the voting process.

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