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Monday, December 02, 2013

What’s the Problem with Immigration?

Most Americans believe that the United States of America is an exceptional country. The borders test proves that people are coming to America, not fleeing from America to go to other countries. People come to America because it is a remarkable oasis of freedom, prosperity, and opportunity for foreigners no matter what socio-economic rank they were assigned in their native country.

Republicans and conservatives recognize that the principle reason for our unique abundance is our Constitutional restraints on the power of government. As Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution.” Accordingly, Republicans and conservatives believe in limited government, Constitutional separation of powers, balanced budgets, and a minimum of government supervision and interference in our daily lives. Other countries have constitutions that list what the government should do for individuals, whereas the US Constitution recites what government cannot do to us. Republicans recognize this as the major factor in our economic success.

We have welcome millions of immigrations who came here believing their lives will be better. Most of them came from countries where the only government they knew was one that made all decisions about economic and social policy, and even about individual rights. The current level of legal of immigration to America ads thousands of people every day whose views and experience are contrary to the conservative agenda of limited government. The influx of these new voters will reduce or eliminate Republican ability to offer an alternative to big government, increased government spending, higher taxes, and favorite liberal policies such as ObamaCare and gun control.

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