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Monday, August 28, 2006

State of Emergency? State of Chaos

I am casting off my libertarian hat upon listening to Pat Buchanan on Glenn Beck tonight. My free market sensibilities are usually impeccable, but Buchanan makes convincing arguments toward thwarting immigration. America has worked so well because we have all been united around AMERICA. As immigrants have begun to refuse to assimilate, we have seen a loss of a common culture. More and greater government is going to be necessary to contain our ongoing Balkanization. Calls for quotas, more "hate crime" and anti-discrimination laws will bellow louder.

More government offends my libertarian sensibilities. Amnesty is another Neocon foible, one step forward, three steps back. Hmmm. No. More of a Jacksonesque moonwalk, the appearance of foward movement via a backward sliding motion. And I've always had a soft spot for Pat.

I have not yet purchased Buchanan's book State of Emergency, but will be doing so. (Ahem, you may purchase by clicking on the Amazon link on the lower left of this page, assuming cookies are enabled as mine are not, to benefit the John Adams Society.)

Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

Buchanan has some good points about the immigration problem. Most of us agree with his solution to build a fence and then let attrition take over. At that point, if we can't get enough people to pick grapes, then we should institute a guest worker program.

I have heard that Congress has now actually funded the fence to a tune of $3 billion. That’s a good thing.

Buchanan is often wrong on trade. Free trade is generally better. We should not go out of our way to protect drudgery jobs in this country. However, there are always exceptions to every rule. We should at least consider the anti-trade arguments made by Buchanan and his backers.

8:52 AM, August 29, 2006  

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