Friday, March 10, 2006

Hillary Clinton's Comment Is Just Dumb

Sen. Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that some Republicans are trying to create a "police state" to round up illegal immigrants. She said this at a rally of Irish immigrants, where she criticized a bill the House passed in December that would impose harsher penalties for undocumented workers.

"Don't turn your backs on what made this country great," she said, calling the bill "a rebuke to what America stands for."

Senator Clinton is confused. Badly confused. She does not understand what a police state is, and stoops to the depths of demagoguery to equate the U.S. with a police state, and she also has no idea what made America great. It was not illegal immigrants that gave our country the diverse, hard working and independent population that contributed so much to our nation’s success. It was legal immigrants, people who followed the rules to come here to find a better life, who came here with little or nothing and through great effort turned nothing into something.

Her charge that an effort to catch people who broke laws to enter the country and who continue breaking laws to stay here represents police state tactics is absurd.

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