Conservative First

March 9, 2014

Fairness and Illegal Immigration

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 12:49 pm
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I’m currently reading Scott Walker‘s book Unintimidated.  On page 102, the end of Chapter 12, he wrote this paragraph that has stuck with me:

. . . Fairness is one of the strongest arguments we have in politics.  Never, ever, cede it to the other side.  People won’t care about the effectiveness of your policies if they are not first convinced that you policies are also morally right.  To win any public policy fight, you have to be able to first win the “fairness” debate.

How is it fair to allow people who enter the country illegally and continue breaking the law after they come here to stay in the country and benefit from their crimes at the expense of American citizens and taxpayers?  The right is ceding the “‘fairness’ debate” about amnesty to the left.


1 Comment

  1. The degree to which one defines the desire to seek a better life (even without permission) as criminal, places you on one or the other side of the argument. We want people to desire to move here, adopt our ways and contribute, yet we make it ridiculously difficult to do that by ordinary regulations. Most immigrants, by a very wide margin, have committed no crime except for entering without permission. Everyone deserves the pursuit of happiness. That’s the opposing fairness argument.

    Comment by Invisible Mikey — March 9, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

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