"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
As your humble pundit mentioned last week, the tremendous shift propulgated by the Bush Administration in regards to illegal immigration was well recieved by many, however, as I stated, we should take such rhetoric for what it is and wait until such rhetoric is implemented into policy.
Secretary Chertoff stated at the same Senate hearing in which he announced the administration’s new found sense of responsibility for law enforcement: We're going to need more than just brute enforcement . . . We're going to need a temporary worker program as well.First, let me say that we have no idea what "rute enforcement" can accomplish. We've never tried it. Right now we have "no enforcement." So what do you say we start with pansy enforcement and work our way up to brute enforcement before we start bad-mouthing it? As a matter of fact, let's declare December to be "National Brute Enforcement Month," because I have really high hopes for it. That being said, let’s look at just how "temporary" any proposed guest worker program is likely to be. This is not a subject we have to leave to our imagination either (like brute enforcement) because this idea has actually been tried in a very similar nation. "Guest worker" is a direct translation of the German term "Gastarbeiter."
Johnson goes on to discuss an example that a German experiement provides for the United States. It seems as though that Bush policies are just being recylced, insteat of a catclysmic shift in policy, we are getting more of the same action under different words.
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