The most bizarre argument that advocates of amnesty are making is that we have “de facto amnesty” now. And since we have de facto amnesty now, we should just have the real thing and get it over with.
The peculiar notion that politicians should know what they are voting before it explodes across the landscape with devastating consequences for everyone is still regarded as unfashionable ere’s one proposal from Senator Rand Paul for what would become the “Read the Bills Act.”
What’s Sarah Palin doing in Israel? It couldn’t possibly be principle….
Calvin Freiburger had a great post the other day about Rand Paul’s Civil Rights Act troubles.
Calvin nailed it:
More importantly, the affair crystallizes a key difference between conservatism and libertarianism. Both ostensibly stem from the same presuppositions—individuals have certain inalienable rights and government must be strictly limited so it’s power and scope extend no further than protecting those [...]