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Leviathan on the Border
Reason Magazine, by Shikha Dalmia

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/12/2014 6:02:13 AM

House Speaker John Boehner last week pulled the plug on his immigration reform “principles” after his fellow Republicans refused to go along. One reason why the proposal received a cold reception was that the GOP’s self-appointed moral guardian Ann Coulter bandied surveys showing that immigrants will “wreck the country” with their Big Government-loving ways. “It´s not their [Republicans’] position on amnesty that immigrants don´t like,” she harrumphed. “It´s Republicans´ support for small government, gun rights, patriotism, the Constitution and capitalism.” But if Republicans love liberty and small government, they sure have a weird way of showing it. There is no

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Phil Gramm always wanted the guest-worker program reinstated. It´s the only way to get control of this mess.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: vigilant, 2/12/2014 6:09:54 AM     (No. 9728938)

let´s be clear- the Berlin wall is not an appropriate analogy. It kept people "IN"
While proponents of a wall keep people " Out"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: geo11, 2/12/2014 6:20:16 AM     (No. 9728940)

Big business wants cheap labor and Democrats want new voters. Taxpayers want relief from all the freeloaders leeching from our welfare, subsidy programs healthcare. The hint of amnesty attracts millions more to sneak in while those legally waiting in line get screwed. The author is a socialist propagandist and probably illegal himself.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: privateer, 2/12/2014 6:21:18 AM     (No. 9728941)

Very good article, lots of honest info. FTA:...´it will create on American soil a new class of people whom Uncle Sam could tax but who couldn’t vote´ Solve this problem by making it a FEE instead of a tax (hat tip Chief Justice Roberts!). Foreign workers will be charged a fee (percentage of their earnings) to work in America. It will replace an income tax; thus, no representation because no taxation. Don´t like it? Stay home.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: postaway, 2/12/2014 7:11:36 AM     (No. 9728986)


To solve the problem we need random searches for illegals at places of business and a hefty fine to follow for each one present and certain deportation. But then, who will do the landscaping, the mowing, the short order cooking, the house framing, the hotel room toilet cleaning? Slacker Americans? Why should they? They are housed and fed and besides, they have their rights.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 2/12/2014 7:28:27 AM     (No. 9729000)

Ha Ha Posted from the Unreasonable Magazine. Better a moral guardian than an immoral guardian. Thank you, Ann!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: web, 2/12/2014 7:48:09 AM     (No. 9729023)

Illegal aliens have already wrecked the country. Nearly every problem we have can be attributed to them. Not enough jobs, housing shortage, overcrowded schools, horrendous traffic. Allow 30 million illegal aliens to take our jobs, send their kids to school, drive our highways, and suddenly we are 30 million over our infrastructure capacity.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Tanker76, 2/12/2014 8:52:57 AM     (No. 9729103)

#1 - I´ve been to the Berlin Wall in all its "glory" and stood watch along the Czech/West German border - merely reverse the wall and border fences and it will keep people out as well as the originals kept people in.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/12/2014 9:19:03 AM     (No. 9729147)

Drugs, Gangs, Human Trafficing, Sex Slavery, Infectious Disease.

Any one of the above is sufficient reason to secure the borders.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: toddh, 2/12/2014 9:20:40 AM     (No. 9729149)

This imbecile imprint "Reason" doesn´t know what the Berlin Wall was. Typical.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/12/2014 9:20:49 AM     (No. 9729150)

This Economist is forgetting Milton Friedman´s memorable quote:

"Open borders or a modern welfare system. One or the other. You cannot have both."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/12/2014 2:23:56 PM     (No. 9729639)

How do you define "a workable guest worker program" with Mexico?

Would it be a legitimate "temporary" program where Mexicans would come into the country to be employed in the jobs that Americans really do not want to do and then at the end of a specific period of time return to Mexico as was provided for in the old Mexico-USA agricultural labor programs that were in existence from about World War I until about 1964 when a Democrat President stopped them to appease the Democrat aligned labor unions?

Or would it be a bogus "temporary" guest worker program, that would essentially be a disguise for future illegal immigration, as the designers of the liberal Democrat amnesty want, whereby hundreds of thousands of Mexican workers accompanied by their foreign family members would be admitted to the USA as guest workers each year, then after a specific period of time would be given permanent residence (a green card) and in each future year would be augmented by hundreds of thousands of New Mexican guest workers and their foreign family members on into the future that would essentially amount to an "open borders" program slowing moving Mexico to the USA.

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