Monday, May 15, 2006

Amnesty is Not "Amnesty"

A few thoughts on Bush's speech tonight.

It was pretty good until he got past the first section (increased enforcement).

For him to say that not deporting illegals is not amnesty as long as they don't get an automatic path to citizenship is like saying it isn't rape if you don't make her keep the baby.

I wouldn't like his plan if it were followed. I certainly don't like it when I doubt that the enforcement part will be enforced.

Any mention of a temporary guest worker program has to deal with the twin issues:

What if they don't want to leave at the end of the "temporary" period?

What if they have kids while they are "temporarily" here? (That is the point behind my facetious "spay and neuter" proposal).

That is all for now.

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