Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Border control and immigration

I don't agree with all of Mayor Bloomberg's points in his testimony, made in 2006 to the Senate, but I'm really excited by his plain language, liberalism and realism.

I especially love this passage: "It’s as if we expect border control agents to do what a century of communism could not: defeat the natural market forces of supply and demand… and defeat the natural human desire for freedom and opportunity. You might as well as sit in your beach chair and tell the tide not to come in. As long as America remains a nation dedicated to the proposition that “all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” people from near and far will continue to seek entry into our country."

1 comment:

farnk said...

Of course. It's about time someone spoke the plain truth instead of equivocating like the "candidates" do. If your city was being overrun with drug gangs and corrupt police wouldn't you want to emigrate too?