Posts Tagged ‘Social Justice Warriros’


Ruth and Naomi Leave Moab, 1860, by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872).

Immigration, long an issue in American politics, has in the past year been moved from the back to the front burner. This is due in no small part to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, who has placed immigration reform at the very center of his platform.

In Trump’s case, the most notable reform proposals are 1) his promise to build a wall along the entire border between the US and Mexico and have Mexico pay for it, and 2) his pledge to step up the deportation of illegal immigrants, that is, to forcibly those individuals who are in the country in violation of US immigration law. You can read his full immigration platform here.

Donald Trump – The Good

On Trump’s campaign website under the heading “Immigration Reform That Will Make America Great Again” are listed “three core principles of real immigration reform.” They are:

  1. A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border.
  2. A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.
  3. A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation. Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans.

I would like to being the discussion of Trump’s immigration stance by taking up point number three. For though it is the third “core principle” listed, it is the most noteworthy of the three.

Usually when the subject of immigration comes up, any logical thought is quickly swallowed up in a fog of altruistic sentimentality replete with buzz words such as “nation of immigrants,” “give me your poor,” “the Statue of Liberty” and “Ellis Island.”


Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: