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The Amnesty Fraud (Thomas Sowell)
Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2007 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 05/21/2007 9:10:14 PM PDT by jazusamo

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1 posted on 05/21/2007 9:10:15 PM PDT by jazusamo
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2 posted on 05/21/2007 9:11:54 PM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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This is a greater fiasco than Bush nominating his secretary for SCOTUS.


3 posted on 05/21/2007 9:12:38 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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And a greater fiasco than the Mariel Boatlift!


4 posted on 05/21/2007 9:14:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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That too!


5 posted on 05/21/2007 9:16:41 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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I hate to do this, but I have to disagree with Dr. Sowell. We cannot just jail 12 - 20 million people. All we hear about now is jail overcrowding. Besides, why should we pay to keep them here in jail?

I’m surprised that Dr. Sowell missed the best idea. Crack down on employers. HARD. When the jobs start drying up, most of the illegals will go home on their own.


6 posted on 05/21/2007 9:17:32 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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Crack down on employers. HARD. When the jobs start drying up, most of the illegals will go home on their own.

I agree that's what will have to be done.

7 posted on 05/21/2007 9:20:23 PM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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I’m very surprised that Dr. Sowell didn’t get that. He is always on the ball and usually much sharper.

Come to think of it, I’ve never disagreed with him before.


8 posted on 05/21/2007 9:22:12 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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To: jazusamo
A quote from my page is appropriate:

" Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom: it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. "
--William Pitt, Speech, 'Hansard', 18 November 1873

In other words, when politicians seek to rush through a measure, and wish to avoid public scrutiny, the intent is usually a detriment to the body politic, and often works at the expense of the body politic to the self-enrichment of the politicians in support.

In a more enlightened age, tar would be getting heated in buckets, and the stockpiling of chicken feathers would make the news.

9 posted on 05/21/2007 9:29:35 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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We are, after all, talking about a major and irreversible change in the American population, the American culture, and the American political balance. Why is there no time to talk about it?

Why indeed.

10 posted on 05/21/2007 9:30:06 PM PDT by GOPJ ( When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits--not animals."- Churchill)
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This is like Harriet Miers: the Senate GOP left us high and dry and the bipartisan criminal class is determined to rush it through lest public outrage stop what they're doing dead in its tracks.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

11 posted on 05/21/2007 9:31:57 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Incidentally, remember that 700-mile fence that Congress authorized last year? Only two miles have been built. That should tell us something about how seriously they are going to enforce other border security provisions in the current bill.

A mere 7 months ago Bush & Co promised us 700 miles of fence, they've already broken that promise, that's how tough they are on securing the borders in this new amnesty plan.

As Thomas writes, only 2 miles have been built and the new amnesty plan calls for only building 370 miles (a number no doubt subject to change... downward) before they grant mass amnesty to 21 million illegals.

And they wonder why we don't trust them when they tell us they will secure the borders... later.

No Thanks, secure the borders first!

12 posted on 05/21/2007 9:33:55 PM PDT by RJL
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He didn’t bring it up in this piece but I’m sure he’s aware of it. There’s a limit to the length of the article.

I believe he stated it from the point of jailing those caught for crimes then deporting them and many would start leaving on their own.

It will be interesting to see if he writes one or two more columns on this same subject this week as he sometimes does.


13 posted on 05/21/2007 9:33:55 PM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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Its advocates' argument is that illegal immigrants will have to meet certain requirements to become citizens. But amnesty is not about how you become a citizen.

No one cuts through the crappola like Dr. Sowell. Thanks!!

14 posted on 05/21/2007 9:34:03 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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We cannot just jail 12 - 20 million people.

From article:

Just as we don't need to solve every crime and catch every criminal, in order to have deterrents to crime, neither do we have to ferret out and deport every one of the 12 million illegal aliens in this country in order to deter a flood of new illegal aliens.

I don't think he's talking about jailing 12 to 20 million.

15 posted on 05/21/2007 9:34:04 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Tench_Coxe

I couldn’t agree more.


16 posted on 05/21/2007 9:35:08 PM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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In a more enlightened age, tar would be getting heated in buckets, and the stockpiling of chicken feathers would make the news.

Don't forget to sharpen all your pitch forks and set aside some good rope.

17 posted on 05/21/2007 9:35:46 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (The devil made me do it!,.......................................................( well, not really.)
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If hiring illegals were NOT tax deductible, then the IRS, the most feared beauracy in all the land, would take care of this problem in nothing flat.
I expect Teddy Kennedy and the like to betray us, but the people we fought to elect? The magnitude of the betrayal and the ramifications if this passes...are unthinkable.


18 posted on 05/21/2007 9:35:53 PM PDT by Aria (NO RAPIST ENABELER FOR PRESIDENT!!!)
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I hate to do this, but I have to disagree with Dr. Sowell. We cannot just jail 12 - 20 million people.

I don't know who it is exactly that you are disagreeing with, but it isn't Dr. Sowell. Sowell NEVER made the proposal you are claiming he did.

Quite to the contrary, Sowell made the explicit point that it would NOT be neccessary to round up and jail them all.

Instead, he rightly noted that if we started actually treating these people as criminals, subject to arrest and trial, many would repatriate themselves forthwith. Take away the incentive, put in place some serious disincentives (like enforcing existing law), and the busses south will be filled to the brim with folks looking for a new life in Mexico.

19 posted on 05/21/2007 9:37:12 PM PDT by John Valentine
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If hiring illegals were NOT tax deductible, then the IRS, the most feared beauracy in all the land, would take care of this problem in nothing flat.


Make hiring an illegal and taking it as a business expense “tax fraud,” and turn the hounds of the IRS loose. Problem solved.


20 posted on 05/21/2007 9:37:52 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney (...and another "Constitution-bot"))
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