As I moused around the internet today, looking for a local appearance of Vicente Fox to harass as he travels America to flack his book
, I noticed the San Francisco Commonwealth Club has a four-person forum on immigration tomorrow, with not a single friend of sovereignty invited to speak.
The title gives a hint of the agenda: Immigrants and What They Bring with Them
With record numbers of legal and illegal immigrants crossing U.S. borders every day, immigration is an increasingly hot-button issue. Though the current debate often centers on what immigrants take from the United States, many immigrants bring with them skills, talents, a unique story and the potential for a significant contribution. Panelists will highlight benefits of empowering immigrants to become economically self-sufficient and integrated members of society.
Balanced immigration debates are becoming as rare as a mile of border fence these days.
A common match-up now is three open-borders cheerleaders vs. one sovereigntist, such as at the recent Notre Dame
forum (watch it). Lou Barletta
defended our national honor against Archbishop
(and pedophile protector
) Roger Mahony
, amnesty honcho Sen Mel Martinez
and reluctant border state governor Janet Napolitano.
Another uneven debate was common-sensical Tucker Carlson
on the Bill Maher show, where the assisting moonbats were trash-talking Joy Behar and New York Times economist Paul Krugman. (You can watch here
to see general shrieking against reasonable arguments, but there is no immigration content.)
Yet another one-sided event was the elite-centered technology discussion recently held in Berkeley to be shown on PBS` Charlie Rose Show, One-Worlder Economy Celebrated
The point is that the leftist anti-nation-state crowd knows they cannot win in a fair fight, so they rig the debate whenever they can.
Back to the Commonwealth Club, you can listen to the merciless thrashing of fact-challenged Mexophiles in 2005 by Peter Brimelow and Ira Mehlman: Audio here
You may politely castigate the Commonwealth Club for their fear of robust debate at firstname.lastname@example.org
, and even suggest they fly in Peter Brimelow
for a livelier forum than tomorrow`s diversity-fest will surely be.