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There are no jobs American workers will not do if market forces are allowed to work properly.

Illegal alien labor is akin to slave labor. You may get a cheaper car wash, but you pay for it with higher taxes and deficit spending to build more prisons, treat more diseases, and deal with associated social unrest caused by lawlessness.

The real social cost of your cheap $5 car wash is probably $15.

Those who hire cheap illegal alien labor are really thieves stealing from the public treasury to enrich themselves. Those who advocate for amnesty are thieving from society.

WE have discussed the Tragedy of the Commons many times here before, and this is a perfect example of the phenomenon.

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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