People always go on about how they want specifics – a little bit of wonkery, with decimal points in the numbers, references to arcane bills and obscure acronyms. But after four debates I’d like a little more generality – a bit of big-picture stuff. The safe-space shock-troops of the American university, for example, say nothing good about where this country’s headed. Nor does the deteriorating mortality rate of middle-aged high-school educated white Americans – whose lives are not only shorter than their compatriots, shorter than socioeconomically similar Canadians, but shorter than pretty much anyone in the developed world other than Russian men face down in the vodka. That seems not unconnected to the dissolution of the border, and the ceaseless supply of cheap foreign labor, and the stagnation in wages, and the shriveling of the employment market to crappy low-paid service jobs about to be rendered obsolete by technology.
It is striking that, even in a conservative debate, mass, remorseless, illegal immigration is discussed almost entirely from the illegals’ point of view: as Kasich advises, think of the families, think of the children. Their families, their children. The families of those they’ve supplanted are of less consequence. The argument made by Bush and Kasich against enforcing the immigration laws is an appeal to moral preening: this is “not who we are”. But using mass immigration to destroy the lives of your own citizens? That’s exactly who we are.
Source: He Likes Ike :: SteynOnline