"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Message of the Marches - You wouldn't see Tax Cheats Marching - David Frum

"You know, there are a lot of tax cheats in America too - and yet you know they would never stage a demonstration on the Mall. They would worry that the IRS would stake out the demo site, photograph marchers, and audit them. Yesterday's marchers for immigration amnesty, however, seem to have felt no such concern: It is a remarkable declaration of how very confident they must be that enforcement of the immigration laws has simply collapsed within the borders of the United States."

Frum has a good point. I can certainly see that a cost analysis of a wall is necessary, but this brings it to an extreme. What would the total cost be? We can't afford it. That's ridiculous!! So is doing nothing.

"So: study the fence - but enforce the law in the meantime."


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