Monday, June 04, 2007

McCain for Amnesty before it wasn't cool

Read the whole story at Politico:

“Amnesty” now is a political dirty word – the favorite slur of the
bill’s opponents. But it was not always thus. The Googling monkeys discovered
that McCain himself embraced the term during a news conference a few years ago
in his office in Tucson, Ariz. “McCain Pushes Amnesty, Guest-Worker Program,”
reported the Tucson Citizen of May 29, 2003. The senator is quoted as saying:
“Amnesty has to be an important part because there are people who have lived in
this country for 20, 30 or 40 years, who have raised children here and pay taxes
here and are not citizens. That has to be a component of it.”

Here are my own thoughts why we can't have border seciruty plus Amnesty, which is what McCain/Kennedy calls for:

First,we must close the borders, which is a National Security issue if there ever was one.
Next, enforce the laws already on the books and prosecute employers who hire illegals, then the jobs will swiftly dry up. No need for mass deportations which McCain howls about, they'll leave on their own.
Finally, hold Mexico accountable for how it treats its own people, with poor wages and corruption, thus giving its citizens too many reason for wanting to leave.
America might be the world's bread basket, and its policeman, but lets not be the planet's caregiver. We have to draw the line somewhere.