Carol Platt Liebau: The Conservative Conscience

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Conservative Conscience

Over at the new Townhall, appealing to the best in the conservative character, Paul Greenberg explains why it would be disaster to try to deport every illegal currently in America -- not to mention being wrong.

And he's quite right. But it seems to me there's nothing wrong with conservatives demanding border security. It's a security measure, of course, in an age of terrorism, but it's also much more: An indicia of sovereignty. A country that can't control its borders (and its citizenship process) is one step away from not being able to control itself.


Blogger Dittohead said...

It is not about securing the border, it is about enforcing the law and going after businesses that provide jobs to illegal workers.

Come on Gonzales do your job!

10:52 AM  
Blogger suek said...

Swatting flies is not a bad thing, but it's ineffective if you don't shut the window...

6:21 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

The border is 1254 miles long.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

"The border is 1254 miles long." That's why we need to secure the border!

10:22 AM  
Blogger eLarson said...

Gonzalez should smack up the businesses that routinely hire illegals.

Some easy means of matching a person's proferred SSN to a name and birthdate. The system wouldn't have to reveal anything about SSN entered, only whether or not it matches the given name and birthdate.
That should take care of those who would use an 'anchor baby's' SSN to obtain work fraudulently.

None of that is to say that the border can't be enforced, too.

12:36 PM  
Blogger suek said...

Sometimes I feel like we're trying to empty the ocean with a teaspoon...

2:54 PM  

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