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Thursday, October 06, 2016

Jeffersonian values limited immigration

From the VP debate:
KAINE: That is completely antithetical to the Jeffersonian values of...
The statement was incomplete, but Justin Holcomb responds:
During the debate, Kaine said “Discriminating” against Islamic believer “is completely antithetical to the Jeffersonian values." ...

Thomas Jefferson wrote extensively on immigration in the "Notes on the State of Virginia," and not in the open-minded 'Jeffersonian value' ways that Kaine cites. In fact, Jefferson's ideas sound more like Trump's ideas on immigration.
The first consideration in immigration is the welfare of the receiving nation.
At the time, Jefferson's political party was officially called the "Republican Party".

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