Heather MacDonald is a very bright woman. Her writings, for instance, in defense of our nation’s police officers are highly laudable. However, MacDonald’s most recent rant concerning the illegal alien conundrum is not among her best:
“It is easy to understand why the multicultural lobby, with its antagonism to American identity, is pushing so hard for illegal-alien rights. It is less easy to understand why many conservatives, who otherwise stand for unfettered American sovereignty in all matters international, are so eager to dissolve not just our immigration laws but the principle of lawmaking behind them.”
Who are these conservatives who allegedly wish to do away with our immigration laws? I cannot think of even one person. A few of us admittedly realize that a pragmatic approach is mandatory considering the enormous numbers of illegals already in the country. Indeed, some of us passed our 4th grade math tests. Do we advocate for an amnesty program with no penalties attached to it? Nope, not in the least. Those who have broken the law must be punished. A $2,000 fine and other penalties are nonnegotiable. A number of immature thinkers like Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahoney, a committed political leftist, may bewilderingly contend that “No person is illegal.” Left-wingers most assuredly do despise the very concept of American nationhood. And yet, why should we be overly concerned with these handful of fools? Can’t we pull the rug from under their feet? I am very optimistic that most illegals can be turned into loyal Americans desiring to improve their economic lot in life. Hispanics rarely sign up for welfare benefits. They are hard workers and refuse to perceive themselves as “victims of imperialistic capitalism.” Please note that in recent demonstrations the Mexican flag has been mostly missing. The American flag is everywhere to be seen. These current lawbreakers want to become citizens of the United States. Let’s work together to make sure this happens---along with regaining control of our borders.
Ron Dermer does CNN
23 minutes ago