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Friday, January 18, 2008

John McCain and illegal immigration

He now says he's come around to what Americans want. He says secure the border first before.... what? dare we call it amnesty? John McCain certainly has come around to the notion that Americans don't support amnesty, but it seems his actions are to only define the word so as to desperately avoid admitting that he still supports a form of amnesty for illegal aliens.

What else can his constant rhetoric of not wanting to tell an American soldier that his mother is being deported, mean? It would seem John McCain has a reflexive longing for amnesty in some form and has learned admitting such is not a way to win votes. It certainly doesn't help that when critics disagree with his defining what he supported as not being amnesty, the senator and his supporters, rather than stating we simply disagree, instead labels us as liars. That sword can cut both ways sir.

It would seem that help for John McCain on this issue will not come from a scorecard compiled by NumbersUSA.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) scores the lowest overall. The ratings are based on how well a candidate's immigration stances would protect American workers, taxpayers, communities, infrastructure, individual freedom and the environment.


McCain is rated "abysmal" on amnesty... If we really want someone strong regarding illegal immigration, we certainly don't want a recent convert in words only, who also uses rhetoric that undermines the supposed conversion. We need to also reject one who has flipped dramatically from saying anti-illegal immigration legislation is un-Christian and un-American to saying all illegals will have to leave the country under "their" plan. I guess God decides things by the flip of the coin for that candidate.

This leaves us to consider Fred Thompson, who NumbersUSA rates higher than all the other candidates.

...according to NumbersUSA President Roy Beck's Presidential Grid that rates each candidate in 16 immigration categories, Fred Thompson scores the highest. (source, thanks to Ace)

Also, as I've noted in a previous post here:

A Fred Thompson type of plan is already showing it's effectiveness at the state level.


Remove incentives for coming here and there is no need for deporting them all, which no major pro-law, anti-illegal immigration proponent has pushed for anyway.


Fred Thompson supports proven means to reduce illegal immigration. He's presented his views with more than mere sound bites and without supporting amnesty outright or by foolishness resulting in sanctuary for law breakers. This would be part of the reason that conservative Iowa Congressman Steve King endorsed Thompson. This, among many reasons, is why I still support Fred Thompson for President.

Hopefully South Carolinians will carefully consider the candidate's records on the issue of illegal immigration, who has merely pandered at the last minute and who has actually presented a plan that has already met with success, when they vote this Saturday.

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