Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Children's Crusade

The nation's Immigration Debate is starting to sound like the recent SCHIP controversy, when the Dems were claiming it meant free healthcare "for the children", when it actually was for making dependents of a lot of rich kids, i.e. future Democratic voters. Now we hear the Republican candidates on YouTube the other night changing the debate on illegals crossing our borders as, you guessed it, "for the children". Here's Mike Huckabee via the NY Daily News:

"I supported the bill that would've allowed those children who had been in our schools their entire school life the opportunity to have the same scholarship that their peers had, who had also gone to high school with them and sat in the same classrooms."

So, they can cover their tracks when they give taxpayer funds from legal citizens to those who violate our laws, with misplaced morality. This I would expect from the Democrats, but for so-called conservatives to support policies which increasingly turns our nation into a state without laws is a recipe for disaster. While claiming false compassion for illegals, by pandering to them we make ourselves increasingly like the failed regimes below the border, which they sought to escape. I'm beginning to think Pat Buchanan may be right.