Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Assimilation or Conquest?

Charles Krauthammer sums it up perfectly:

If you found a stranger living in your basement, you would be far more inclined to let him stay if he assured you that his ultimate intent is just to improve his own life and not to prepare the way for his various cousins waiting on the other side of your fence.

And that's the critical issue that the demonstrators and their supporters ignore. Is the amnesty they are demanding/requesting the beginning or the end? Is it a precedent or a one-time -- last-time -- exception? Are they seeking open-ended immigration, or do they agree that they should be the last wave?

Comments on "Assimilation or Conquest?"


Blogger Brian B said ... (6:19 AM) : 

As usual, Krauthamer nails it. Furthermore, it would be much easier to believe this Amnesty was a one-time deal if only it was the first of its kind. But it's NOT, and those of us old enough to rembember the last one remember that LAST time, we were assured it was the LAST time too.

Fool me once, shame on you, and all that....


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