Towards A Good Samaritan World

Thursday, December 29, 2005

The Wall Street Journal blasts the House's borders bill. And Bush gets a well-deserved slap too:

President Bush has said repeatedly that he'll only sign a comprehensive immigration reform bill; that means creating legal pathways for foreign labor to enter the country and fill jobs Americans simply won't do anymore. Regrettably, the White House, in a sop to the throw-'em-all-out faction, praised the House vote. By voicing no disapproval of these over-the-top provisions, Mr. Bush legitimizes the forces that will make it hard to pass useful reform. And so a highly divisive problem may fester without solution into the next elections. At some point, the president of the United States will have to get behind the Statue of Liberty or Tom Tancredo's wall.

Hear hear!

Bush is behaving in a Pontius Pilate-like fashion on immigration: in his heart he wants to do the right thing, but he is too much of a coward to stand up to the forces of darkness.


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