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Choosing Our Guests Wisely
When's the last time you said, "Hey, drunken stranger, here's my house -- why don't you come in and vomit on my rug"?

Chances are, you don't invite just anyone into your home. Likewise, maybe we shouldn't invite just anyone into our country. In light of the averted Ft. Dix massacre, Daniel Pipes has a good idea:

...Immigrants seeking refuge in the West must be grilled for their attitudes toward our civilization, our religions, and politics. Whether it be Somali refugees in the United Kingdom, Algerian ones in France, or Balkan ones in the United States (remember the Salt Lake City shooter in February, as well as four of the current six accused terrorists), individuals given the privilege and benefits of a new life then with some regularity turn around and attack their adopted fellow citizens. This unacceptable pattern has to be scrutinized to prevent future such atrocities.

Asking them questions actually isn't enough. Immigrants should pay for a full background check and psychological work-up. Too expensive for you? Well, then you'll just have to make do with blowing people up in your country of origin.

Posted by aalkon at May 18, 2007 7:02 AM

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Asking them questions actually isn't enough. Immigrants should pay for a full background check and psychological work-up. Too expensive for you? Well, then you'll just have to make do with blowing people up in your country of origin.


AMEN, Amy!

Posted by: Flynne at May 18, 2007 12:05 PM

Thanks. I'm tired of the notion that we should bear the weight of immigration to this country. Furthermore, I don't think we should reward criminal behavior -- illegal immigration -- in any way. And if we're actually serious about stopping it, isn't offering amnesty to those who came here illegally the best way to insure we'll do it again? There's something to this like the spouse who believes the other spouse when they promise they'll never beat them again. Same as they did last week.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at May 18, 2007 12:31 PM

Amy, you're not thinking pragmatically.

there's 12 million illegals now. There's probably another 30 million where they came from.

That's over 40 million potential new Democratic voters. Enough to wipe out Bush's numerical advantage in 2004.

The Democrats see the illegals and think "If only we could get them to vote, we'd never lose again".

The Republicans see the illegals and think "If we could convince them that they have us to thank, we'll never lose again."

If Bush signs this, and a plurality of the Republicans in the House and Senate go for it, the Republican party is dead.

And you'll see record low turnout in 2008.

And somewhere around 2010, the Mexican flag will fly over Los Angeles, and Congress will be debating making Spanish the national language.

Socialist Canada is starting to look real good right about now.

Posted by: brian at May 19, 2007 6:24 AM

Hey brian, don't slam my country till you've actually visited it and spent a bit of time here. You're making it sound like some shithole that you'll settle for once the states has gone completely down the drain.

Every country has good points and bad points, and it would broaden your horizons immensely if you travelled a bit with an open mind and learned about the rest of the world.

Amy's got some perspective because she goes to France a lot, so she makes comments about France based on her actual experiences of being there.

Posted by: Chrissy at May 19, 2007 7:20 AM

And what makes you think Canada doesn't have its own immigration problems? Women here aren't breeding either so the government has to let lots of people in, and a lot sneak in, just like in the states. Plus we've got the French in Quebec and elsewhere in the country with their own take on things, which is similar to your spanish situation.

Posted by: Chrissy at May 19, 2007 7:24 AM

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