Washed-up TV comic Drew Carey is now working on a joint venture with the pseudo-libertarians at Reason Magazine . In various video segments he presents the "libertarian" view of things, and the latest is called "The Cost of Securing Our Southern Border" (reason.tv/video/show/434.html). Like everyone else, I didn't bother to watch it, but I feel safe in asserting that there are many things he forgot to mention. This snippet is provided:
"One way out of this mess would be to simply allow peaceful workers to enter our country through legal ports of entry... If we did that we could stimulate our economy, bring a huge underground labor market out into the open and we could put unscrupulous smugglers out of business. More importantly, we'd free up border patrol resources that could be used to fight criminals and terrorism."
The last part is just the busboys canard, and there are other things wrong with his statement.
But, to make it easier, let's just concentrate on one unanswered question he might consider trying to answer:
While individual workers might be "peaceful", as a group they form a political power bloc for foreign governments. In other words, for very little gain (cheap labor is cheap for a reason), we'd be giving a foreign government even more political power inside the U.S. than they have now.
Does Carey deny that the Mexican government and others have been able to obtain political power inside the U.S.? If not, does he think giving a foreign government such power is acceptable? And, if the answer to that is also no, what exactly does he intend to do to prevent them from obtaining even more power under his scheme? Will Carey have any sort of answer, or, if he ever discussed that issue would he just answer with one of his cheap jokes?
Suggested Starting Points:
* Mexico's Undiplomatic Diplomats (by Heather MacDonald, link)
* Those linked to the Mexican government were involved in organizing 2006's immigration marches
 Reason is a pseudo-libertarian magazine because their support for massive and/or illegal immigration has the ultimate impact of leading to more power for the far-left, leading to a greater welfare state, leading to more privacy restrictions, leading to more corporate subsidies, and so forth. When you actually look at the ultimate impact of what they support, they might as well name Nancy Pelosi as their editor.
Thu, 05/29/2008 - 09:29 · Importance: 4