Letter to the Editor: It's little wonder
BY Royce Currieo, Tulsa
Saturday, February 09, 2013
2/09/13 at 7:30 AM
With regard to Associate Editor Mike Jones' Feb. 2 column, "The road to immigration reform remains rough": We already have sufficient laws on the books to solve our immigration problems. What's lacking is not another law, but the will to enforce the laws that we already have.
These so-called "undocumented aliens" are, in fact, felons, and they should be dealt with accordingly.
Jones tells us that by failing to grant these criminals amnesty, and ultimately citizenship, the Republican Party will lose the Hispanic vote for a generation. Well, if pandering to the criminal element is essential to electoral success, then perhaps the admonition rendered some two centuries ago by the Scottish history professor Alexander Fraser Tytler that elective democracy is not a very desirable form of government is valid.
Of course, the Democratic Party has a long history, dating back to Al Capone, of pandering to the criminal element. And yes, it has been quite successful in elective politics, particularly in Chicago, so I would suggest that Jones' column makes a very strong point. And it's little wonder that the Democratic Party is so strongly opposed to voter ID laws.
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