What an interesting discussion of Pat Buchanan's latest book 'State of Emergency'! It's unfortunate that you spent [so much] time on [race-baiting|smearing|name-calling] instead of responding to his points.
You dismissed Buchanan refering to massive illegal immigration as an "invasion", but you only offered a few warmed-over [platitudes about this being a nation of immigrants|biased push polls|thoughts of extremists who you portrayed as mainstream|outtakes from a Mexican government comic book].
Let me try a quick thought experiment to help you understand this issue a bit better. Buchanan supports an "Eisenhower-type deportation program". How exactly could we do that?
Now, come on, answer the question. Humor me. Since you're a [slightly serious|semi-serious|serious] commentator, you should be able to think things through. So, how could we conduct Eisenhower-style mass deportations of illegal aliens?
After all, if a country is no longer able to enforce its laws, it's pretty much ceased to be a country and someone else - whether mobs, or warlords, or criminals, or neighboring countries or similar - are in charge, right? And, you do agree that the U.S. has every right to deport foreign citizens who've settled here illegally, right? Just as long as it's done in a lawful manner, the U.S. has every right to deport illegal aliens, right?
You probably said it would be very difficult to conduct mass deportations. After all (you probably said), all those illegal aliens are here now, they've settled down, we have to deal with them.
What you've just described is a non-traditional invasion, but an invasion nonetheless. See, you and Pat Buchanan agree on something, and that's a start.
To learn more about this issue, see my intro to illegal immigration.
Immigration · Sun, 08/20/2006 - 17:56 · Importance: 1