September 3, 2007

Orson Scott Card on Amnesty

While I'm thinking up actual, original content for my blog, I thought I'd point you to an article by one of my favorite authors, Orson Scott Card. I think his politics are generally more conservative than mine, especially socially, but I think he's spot on in this essay about immigration and amnesty.

If you find yourself annoyed and up against people who constantly hammer on illegal immigration as their one big issue, you might enjoy reading his take on what would happen if we ousted the immigrants.

"No, sir, you are the traitor. You're the one who declared that America was no longer a nation built around an idea, which accepted all who embraced that idea. Now it's just like any other nation on Earth. It stands for nothing except for holding on to what we've got and making sure there's no room for the people most desperate to come and join us."
Posted by James at September 3, 2007 8:45 PM
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