Illegal immigration: Sowell speaks to Gingrich

Human Events runs a commentary by Thomas Sowell, titled Gingrich and Immigration. As usual, the brilliant Dr. Sowell knocks it out of the park with his cogent thoughts, which we enthusiastically share with our readers.

A sample from his column:

“The purpose of American immigration laws and policies is not to be either humane or inhumane to illegal immigrants. The purpose of immigration laws and policies is to serve the national interest of this country.”

We encourage you to read Sowell‘s instructive column.  It’s a safe bet you’ll never find it on the op-ed page of The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic).

9 Responses to Illegal immigration: Sowell speaks to Gingrich

  1. Army Of One says:

    Thomas Sowell “gets” it. Newt doesn’t. If he gets the GOP nomination, Newt Gingrich will succeed in being nothing more than the John McCain of 2012….and you all know what that means.

  2. Kathy says:

    Great article – Thomas Sowell is always a must read – thanks!
    SR – did you see the article on the Butterball coverup re: Sharia on Human Events? A very interesting read by Robert Spencer.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      Kathy:
      Thanks for the heads-up on the Butterball Turkey article. Here it is:

      http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=47797
      The hallmark of Halal slaughter is that it is done while a Muslim Imam recites praise to Allah: “Allahu Akbar” meaning “Allah is great!”

      It is also the shout that witnesses reported hearing in 2009 when the Fort Hood murderer Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire, killing 13 people and wounding 30 others. The same call to Allah was yelled out to the terrified passengers by the hijackers on the September 11, 2001 fatal flights. The horrific execution videos of beheadings of Americans Nick Berg, Daniel Pearl and others were accompanied by their captors shouting: “Allahu Akbar!” Prior to a Garuda Airbus crashed in Indonesia, the pilot screamed “Allahu Akbar!” into his radio. According to a radio communication transcript, the pilot’s conversation with the air controller had been in English, but his last words were this Arabic praise to Allah as the plane crashed on September 26, 1997, killing all 235 people aboard.

      Political Correctness gets us nowhere. We definitely lose our heritage and certainly can lose our lives.

  3. Ricky Lujan says:

    Gotta love how illegals are self deporting (to some limited extent anyway) from Alabama and Arizona. They left Mesa in such droves that entire schools are shutting down as they are no longer necessary, a huge savings to the taxpayers.

    Demanding enforcement of our country’s laws is in no way “inhumane.” Romney sealed the deal in the last debate.

    • Lucy says:

      Great comment Ricky. Why don’t more people including some on the so called right get this. Bill Kristol said Newt has this policy because he doesn’t want to be part of the GOP with a “ridiculous immigration policy.” Then he set up a straw man argument. “Is it Mitt Romney’s position that we send back or deport 10-12 million illegals.” I guess I should not expect better from Kristol. Arizona and Alabama have proved that by enforcing immigrations laws the illegals will leave on their own. Sometimes even before the laws are even implemented!

  4. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    Gingrich proposed, “something like a World War II Selective Service Board that, frankly, reviews the people who are here.” This answer may make Gingrich sound like a smart history professor whose new book you may want to buy, but it is terrible public policy. A system of local boards empowered to selectively enforce immigration law (the way local Selective Service Boards decided who was and was not subject to the draft) would quickly devolve into a de facto amnesty. Illegal immigrants from around the nation would flock to liberal havens like Berkeley, California, or Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the local boards would become rubber stamps for all applicants. Serious Republican primary voters will eventually recognize this as the broad amnesty that it is.

  5. Dave Francis says:

    IF AMERICANS DON’T STAND UP FOR OUR LAWS, WE WILL BE THE BLAME FOR THIS IMMIGRATION CHAOS.
    Republican Newt Gingrich will have key tribulations in his electoral race, on a fact that illegal migrants violated the law not once, but in a substantial number of cases–twice over. That is the use of citizens or legal residents ID. Even twenty five years ago, unquestionably you had to possess a driver’s license, Social Security number as you do today. I personally carried my ID, just in case I was stopped by the authorities. Use of fraudulent ID, no matter the situation, specifically if they belong to a deceased person, a new child or as (as I even heard,) stolen from our warrior-soldiers fighting abroad. Hundreds of thousands of American have found out somebody has used their personal identities. But Federal appeals courts have been split over, whether the defendant must know that the phony ID numbers belongs to a real person.

    Defense lawyers have argued that their clients should not be charged with stealing another individuals identity since the immigrants only were seeking papers, so they could get a job? The illegal aliens didn’t know if the numbers were fictitious or belonged to someone else, their lawyers say. That is a mindless excuse, as to think illegal aliens are stupid possessing any document to deceive an employer; but then the business owners are well aware of the sham, but hire the discount labor anyway. The Federal appeals courts based in Atlanta and Richmond also have ruled in the administrations favor in comparable cases, while the appeals court in Washington, D.C., sided with defendants. The ruling rejected a significant deterrent for prosecuting and deporting illegal aliens, who have been victimizing innocent Americans by stealing their identities to get jobs in America. Whether they are using someone’s stolen ID or not, they should be deported, whether they have been here one year or twenty five years, they should fingerprinted through ‘Secure Communities’ or through ICE detention. This is why American workers desperately need a Mandatory nationwide E-Verify program.

    The American people cannot be apathetic anymore, as it is time to enforce our immigration laws. The E-Verify program that has gained notoriety, but not popular screeching columns of the Liberal press, the special interest lobbyists or radical open border and other so called anomaly organizations. ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS FREE MONEY AND LARGE PROFITS FOR BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE IN CONGRESS, WHILE AMERICAN LABOR IS STILL TRYING TO FIND SOMEBODY WHO WILL HIRE THEM. ALL I KNOW IS THAT EVERY YEAR THE HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS IS RISING FACT, TO FINANCIALLY ACCOMMODATE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO LEGAL RIGHT TO BE IN THIS SOVEREIGN COUNTRY. ONE OF THE ABSURD BUT OUTRAGEOUS CIRCUMSTANCES FROM THIS IMPASSE IS THEY PROTEST IN THE STREETS DEMANDING EQUAL RIGHTS TO CITIZENS AND NATURALIZED CITIZENS.

    I’M SURPRISED THAT THE GOVERNMENT HASN”T GIVEN THESE ILLEGAL FINANCIAL LEECHES THE RIGHT TO VOTE; OR HAVE THEY? DEMOCRATS ESPECIALLY ARE TRYING TO CHANGE THE LAWS, SO YOU DON’T NEED OFFICIAL PICTURE ID TO VOTE. ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE VOTING AND WILL AGAIN.

    Illegal Immigration is a conspiracy against the American people; otherwise it would be a straight FELONY, with prison time. All patriotic American should fight for a new law, that convicts these people or we will never be able to relinquish the hold of the $15 Trillion deficit. Why in god’s honest truth should we be forced by federal courts to pay part of our income to subsidize foreign nationals who have no legal right to be here? It doesn’t matter what state you live in, whether it’s Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana or perhaps Utah are being persecuted by the department of IN-Justice. Although all these states are just trying to stop the incessant blood-letting from the public funds, caused by illegal aliens mining into the welfare programs, instead of leaving for parts unknown? Americans and lawful residents have a right to the flexible spending, of every race, creed, and religion and political affiliation—but not foreign nationals, not so- called Liberal and democrat undocumented immigrants, but illegal aliens—ILLEGAL ALIENS—this is the correct terminology for somebody who breaks our enforcement policies.

    The time has come to build the real fence from Texas to California covering the whole 2500 miles with double-layer fencing. It is also the time to contact the Ways and Means Committee responsible for bringing ‘The Legal Workforce Act’, bill H.R.2885 to the House floor in Congress. Only the American voter or legal resident has a say in this urgent matter, which will produce large numbers of jobs STOLEN by the 8.2 illegal workers as estimated to self-deport. The number to call for the Washington political phones is 202-224-3121. The legislators need to listen to the People, instead of misleading us anymore. If you have further questions, go to the NumbersUSA via Google and study the facts of years of the fabrication and idiom we absorb through the Leftist associated newspapers or the politicians.

    Learn what is happening around America, that President Obama’s administration doesn’t want you to know or the Leftist Progressive presses at AMERICAN PATROL The latest news is that (65%) or three Quarters of the population in a Rasmussen poll oppose birthright citizenship of 300.000 foothold babies smuggled into America; the costs of hospital, education and a mass of other expenditures falls to taxpayers.

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002158029860

  6. Night Owl says:

    We should all take a moment to call the newspaper and ask why they don’t run Thomas Sowell’s columns on the opinion page. This man is a national treasure.

    The editorial department is 602 444-8470.

  7. FedUp says:

    Newt Gingrich supports amnesty and double talks this crucial issue, thinking he can slip a fast one over on us. He can‘t!

    His new view is the red herring of “not breaking up families,” which is BS from the word “GO!” What difference is it if you “belong to a church?” Does that make it alright to violate our nation’s laws? I trust Gingrich as far as I can throw my house.

    He was for the individual mandate that served as the model for “ObamaCare.” He was originally for the TARP bank bailouts before he was against them. He was also the one who slammed Paul Ryan’s budget plan as “extreme,” calling it “right wing social engineering.”

    Newt Gingrich teamed up with leftwinger Nancy Pelosi to promote the anti-business “global warming” agenda, which he now says was a “mistake” since it turns off the very Republicans he needs to win the GOP nomination.