JPod On Amnesty, And The Value Of Citizenship


In the Corner, they`re arguing about the amnesty, and whether you can call it amnesty. Here`s what John Podhoretz [Email him]had to say:

Monday, May 21, 2007

Amnesty: An Honest Question   [John Podhoretz]

What action, short of deportation or imprisonment, wouldn’t be amnesty?

Various people answered him, quickly:

Monday, May 21, 2007

You Answered My Honest Question Honestly   [John Podhoretz]

After 45 e-mails on my earlier question, I can now say for a certainty that any form of “immigration reform” — meaning not merely stricter enforcement of sanctions but also a system to “regularize” the status of illegals— would be deemed “amnesty” by its opponents.

I agree, first of all, because I see nothing wrong with either deportation or imprisonment for illegals, and second, because the meaning of amnesty is letting them get away with it and profit from it, and at the price of $5,000 for getting away with illegal border crossing, they`re making a lifetime profit of more than a million dollars.(More on economics, later.)

And that`s what they`re trying to get away with here. The tagline on Scarface was “He loved the American Dream. With a Vengeance.” These are people who wanted the American Dream enough to sneak across the borders and steal it. Why would anyone want them to get away with it?