I was around before liberals gave conservatives permission
to TALK tough about the INS.
Before September 11, being for immigration enforcement
meant you were anti-Mexican, and that meant you were anaziwhowantedtokillsixmillionjews.
As always, when liberals use that label, conservatives hit
the floor groveling.
Many years ago Pat Buchanan announced on "Crossfire" that
American troops had fought World War II to open Europe to
third world immigration. Believe me, back then this was
a standard and typical conservative statement about immigration.
The Wall Street Journal still demands a constitutional
amendment that says, "There will be no borders." Jeff Bell,
the 1978 conservative Republican candidate for the United
States Senate in New Jersey, told me he was for open borders.
What happened on immigration was what always happens when
liberals dictate to conservatives. The moment that liberals
announced that conservatives had better not take a position
because it was "racist," conservatives rushed to be
more liberal on that issue than the liberals were.
President Carter's head of the INS announced that, if it
were up to her, she would not enforce a single immigration
law. No conservative but me said one single word about that.
I worked for one of the few congressmen who had the guts
to criticize illegal immigration, and we had more liberal
allies than conservative ones.
When the liberals told them not to say bad things about
Jane Fonda, conservatives led the lynch mob against anybody
who dared call her a traitor. Now, with John Walker, it's
"Hold me back, hold me back!"
Any time you see conservatives yelling "Hold me back!"
it's on a subject where they were on their knees groveling
a little while before.
What a bunch of trash respectable conservatives are!