Wednesday, August 02, 2006

If You Haven't, You Should

If you haven't read "Ending the Dishonesty: The Way Forward on Border Control and Patriotic Immigration", a speech by Newt Gingrich, you should

Newt Gingrich spoke at the American Enterprise Institute in April, 2006. Although it is a fairly long read, he talks sense in regard to immigration.

"Now I am giving you this framework because I now want to talk about immigration, because the number one characteristic of immigration debate in America is how dishonest it is. And let me say — this may surprise some of you — I am very sympathetic with the illegal immigrants who were protesting. I mean, they came here because they had a clear social contract. American employers would hire them illegally. The United States government would wink and nod. And so they uprooted themselves from back home to pursue a better future, earning a bigger income. And now we’re trying to change the social contract. And we are trying to change it in a way which pretends, just as we pretend the Colombian drug dealers are at the heart of the drug problem, as opposed to American drug purchasers, we want to pretend that it is illegal workers who are at the heart of the problem rather than the illegal businesses who are hiring them and an incompetent government which is tolerating it."

Read it here

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