Are There Valid Criticisms To Be Made of Sanctuary and Amnesty Policies?
When the immigration debate becomes about “them” and the “them” is largely determined by race and ethnicity, then racism is a clear component of the debate.But how about the definition of “them” in other areas of public debate? In a post from just two days earlier, Paul Bovenzi is certainly more than comfortable with defining his view of “them” largely in terms of race…
Last I checked, the White, Conservative, Male still had a firm (and disproportionate) grasp on the power and wealth in this country, so why is he so terribly unhappy?So if you buy into Mr. Jerzyk’s premise, unless a highly suspect double standard is to be applied, it seems that racism has to be considered a “clear component” of Mr. Bovenzi’s argument too.
One more thing about the White, Conservative Male – he is also a top notch complainer!
Look, what’s really happening here is that the special interest groups who favor sanctuary and amnesty with respect to illegal immigration have hit a wall in persuading the general public that ignoring immigration laws is sound public policy. Unable to persuade, they’ve taken to trying to de-legitimize criticism of their policy positions, in the hopes that those who disagree with them can be bullied into silence.