What's A Republican To Do?

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President Bush signed legislation requiring government contractors to use the E-Verify system which checks potential employee's legal status before hiring. But, that favorite organization of Republicans, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has called this activity "experimental, unreliable, and extremely burdensome."

What is a Republican to do: side with their President, or with businesses who profit from illegal immigrant labor and its overall downward pressure on American wages? This is quite the conundrum for Republicans as many hold business profitability and anti-illegal immigrant priorities at equally high elevations in their priority list. Yet, when it comes to illegal immigrant workers, these priorities are diametrically opposed to one another.

Democrats don't have this problem. They actively pursue illegal immigration and defy any attempts to choke off the 'Future Democratic Voters of America', as they view illegal immigrants. Not since the Civil Rights era of the 1960's has America been so divided on a single issue like this. And there appears to be no solutions coming from the major political parties.

Though it must be said, that the Office of Homeland Defense has diligently pursued securing our borders in the face of law suits and Democratic efforts to hobble the ever growing Mexican/American border barriers. Secretary Michael Chertoff is to be commended for keeping the construction of the Southern border barrier progressing in the face of powerful efforts to halt it. And Pres. Bush is to be commended for giving Mr. Chertoff the free rein to forge ahead.

And what are Republicans to do with Sen. John McCain? McCain is campaigning on American sovereignty and promoting what is in American business best interests. Which makes McCain entirely contradictory on this issue. What is a Republican to do? Well, as it turns out, growing numbers of them are switching to become registered Democrats or Independent voters. This doesn't bode well for the GOP's chances in November.

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This page contains a single entry by David R. Remer published on August 18, 2008 2:17 PM.

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