Protect and Defend

Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Open Borders

For more information on those who are advocating an Open Border Policy, see the Friday, April 14, 2006 Post on “Should Illegal Immigration be Against the Law.” Spotz, this will answer your question too.


Anonymous Spotz said...

I mean in Congress.

Wed Apr 26, 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

No one in Congress is openly arguing for Open Borders that I know of, because Open Borders mean a nation has no sovereignty over their land; no Congressmen is going to come out and say nations do not exist and our borders are merely suggestions rather than definitive lines of authority. Remember, Congressmen all represent districts or states which are all defined by a government body to distinguish where they represent.
But, that does not mean there are not Congressmen who are for letting in as many people as possible, because if they fight for someone to get in, they know that person will most likely vote for them. This was the basis for the political machines that rain cities like New York and Boston a hundred years ago. Look up Tammany Hall in New York, where Irish politicians would help recent Irish immigrants get citizenship and jobs and then those immigrants would feel as though they owed their vote to the politician who got them citizenship. It is the same thing here. Politicians know that most people are going to vote along party lines regardless of the candidate which leaves only new voters like young people and immigrants to sway one way or another. Politicians who are pro-illegal immigration are either in the pocket of big business or are more concerned with getting these new votes to stay in power than in doing what is right.

Wed Apr 26, 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Spotz said...

Well, that's good to know. Is that why Cuban immigrants historically vote Republican?

Thu Apr 27, 07:48:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

Yes it is, but I guess you have also forgotten that the Republican Party is against communism when there is no hope for change which explains their stance on Cuba and North Korea and the U.S.S.R, and not China. Remember with China the hope is to influence the government to open up which it is painstakingly slowly doing. The Republican Party’s stance on Cuba will changes once Castro is gone and it will change with North Korea as well when Kim Il Jong is gone too, who took over from his father.

Thu Apr 27, 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Bob H. said...

Please, these power mongers in charge are not Republicans. Republicans believe in smaller government, less interference in private lives, more personal freedom, more personal responsibility, and a strong sense of national pride.
The current group spend money like drunken sailors, invade our privacy, have no personal resposibility (great job Brownie)and are determined to turn the Western Hemisphere into a single nation.
To these people, all of us are simply interchangable worker units to be traded on the open market like pork bellies. They are internationalist with no allegiance to the US or any other country.

Fri Apr 28, 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Bob H. said...

Publius, Good to see you at Daniel's Blog. Keep the faith.

Fri Apr 28, 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Bob H. said...

Sorry, it was Robin's Nest, not Daniel. Check out Daniel is Right Blog. He has large following on this subject.

Fri Apr 28, 05:47:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

Bob, I think the problem is that the Republican Party is supposedly made up of fiscal conservatives and social conservatives, but right not the leadership is made up of all supporters of big business who I am sure are good at running a big business if they get enough government contracts and no government interference.

Fri Apr 28, 11:40:00 AM  

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