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  1. #1 Mark Steyn on Eric Cantor and Illegal Immigration 
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    ...In my book After America ... I write:

    For the corporate right, undocumented immigrants mean cheap labor. For the statist left, they mean dependents – and cheap votes. For sentimentalists in between, it's an act of ethnocultural penance: hence, the Cinco de Mayo observances in schoolhouses up and down the land. The left are right. Big Government centralists don't mind about the costs Undocumented America imposes, because in the main it imposes them on states, cities and school districts – and thus makes previously self-sufficient branches of government ever more dependent on central authority. And just as Big Government doesn't care about the impact on local government, Big Business doesn't care about the impact of illegal labor on small business. This is a recipe for civil strife, if not, ultimately, civil war.

    The corporate right wanted open borders for cheap workers in part because the statist left has made American workers too expensive: you can ship manufacturing jobs to cheaper labor overseas, but it's not so easy with hotel chambermaids and seasonal agricultural workers. Meanwhile, the statist left favored open borders as a way of importing voters: Untold millions of poor, ill-educated people with little English would need government services, and untold hundreds of thousands of bureaucrats would need to be hired to service them...

    The left was smarter than the right: The business class told itself it was importing hardworking families who just want a shot at the American Dream. But welfare mocks the Ellis Island virtues, upending them as easily as the shattered Statue of Liberty Charlton Heston stumbled across in the sands of a ruined planet. In an America with ever bigger government and ever poorer people, the dependency rationale for illegal immigration will win out over the business rationale. Seventy per cent of births at the San Joaquin General Hospital in Stockton, California are the so-called "anchor babies" born to illegals. In related news, by 2010 Stockton had a deficit of $25 million. Same thing at Dallas General: Seventy per cent of newborns are "anchor babies". Seven out of ten isn't any kind of "minority"; it's the dominant culture of America's tomorrow.

    This is an existential issue: If you don't have a border, you won't have a country. And Professor Brat and his $122,000 made Eric Cantor the anchor babe for the Chamber of Commerce conspiracy against the American people.

    I have been in the same room as him only once - a couple of years ago, at a private speech to a roomful of conservative activists. He left them profoundly dissatisfied. He offered a few genuflections in their direction - if we're not careful, we'll end up like Greece - but gave no serious indication of any determination to change the direction we're headed, only the speed at which we get there. His downfall is a cautionary tale in the limits of bipartisan crony capitalism in a still just about functioning system of representative government. But don't weep for him; he's got a cozy lobbying future ahead of him. Maybe for the Chamber of Commerce....
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    Tree rats are watching you

    Did you guys (on the Left see that word?)

    Illegal immigration can only be fought with lead... or the threat of lead. The 14th Amendment has been abused, at this point, and needs to be repealed...
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