Finesse? Not Since Jefferson Dined Alone … : A man named Shaun Kenney was recently named Executive Director of the Virginia Republican party. Here is a post of his from the blog, Bearing Drift. In it he argues that “Conservatives have a moral duty to drive out nativism once and for all.” It becomes clear by the end of the post that when he says “nativist” he’s including more or less everyone in the party who opposes “comprehensive immigration reform.”
“There are 12 million people in the United States today who want a better lives for themselves and their families, whose only crime was that they came to America to do it.
‘”The nativists have a very simple solution: apprehend all 12 million of them, boxcar them back to their point of origin, and drive them out as so many locusts. …
Yeah, well, what would you do if you found that somebody had broken into your home, cleaned out your refrigerator, and moved lock, stock, and stinking barrel into your spare bedroom after announcing that he had a permanent right to do so?
I think merely booting this fellow back out your front door is a rather mild solution. I can think of some folks whose preferred response would be to shoot the invader, but I’m not sure such harsh remedies are called for quite yet.