I was saddened but unsurprised by this Ron Paul story:
Paul: Immigration not solved by barbed wire, guns
By Beth Fouhy
Associated Press / February 1, 2012
LAS VEGAS—Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul outlined his views on immigration Wednesday, saying he favors a compassionate policy that doesn`t rely on "barbed-wire fences and guns on our border."
Of course, it`s true that immigration is not solved by barbed wire, and guns, only illegal immigration--where barbed wire and guns work very well, thank you. Legal immigration will have to be dealt with by Congress, but not with a "compassionate policy", that never works.
Paul blasted politicians who blame immigrants for causing the country`s economic problems. He compared the situation to Nazi Germany`s targeting of Jews in the 1930s.
"When things go badly, individuals look for scapegoats," Paul said. "Hispanics, the immigrants who have come in, are being used as scapegoats." [More]
I presume this comparison means he`s comparing those of his opponents who want to enforce the immigration law to Nazis.
As for being "scapegoats," by definition, you can`t be a scapegoat if you`re guilty. Illegals are guilty.
And as for his Nazi Germany comparison, it`s just crazy.
Kathy Shaidle keeps reminding people that Muslims (whom Ron Paul also wants to protect from Michele Bachmann) "aren`t the new Jews. They`re the new Nazis." This also applies, in this context, to the Mexican illlegals crossing the southern border.
They`re invading someone else`s country! You know, like Hitler did.