So, Jeb’s thinking of running for Prez and he’s trying to position himself. He’s a great politician. But, this nation doesn’t need a great politician, it needs a leader.
Jeb Bush says decision on 2016 run coming before year’s end, says illegal immigration can be ‘act of love’
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has said that he would make a decision on whether to run for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination before the end of this year and said that some immigrants who enter the United States illegally do so as an “act of love”for their families. …..
Without ever officially entering the race, Bush has emerged as a tantalizing Republican candidate. The Washington Post reported last week that some prominent Republican party officials and donors had launched a campaign to draft him into the race as an alternate to scandal-hit New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and libertarian-leaning Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. ……
Bush, who served two terms as Florida governor between 1999 and 2007, described the state of politics as “crazy right now,” and added that one factor in his decision will be whether he can deliver an optimistic, hopeful message without getting drawn into a political “mud fight.” He says the other main factor in his decision will be whether it’s OK with his family if he ran.
It’s not “crazy” right now, it’s changing. And, it’s changing for the better. Many Americans have woken up to the fact that the personalities in the establishment parties have little distinction between themselves and they don’t advance the greater discussion.
At some point, I’ll have something more to say about this. But, for now, we simply have to note that the classic liberal is pretty much non-existent, anymore, when regarding active American politicians. There are still a few Americans who hold classic liberal ideologies, but, it’ isn’t represented any longer. And, only more recently has actual conservatism become part of the greater discussion, again.
As far as delivering an optimistic, hopeful message without a mud fight, there’s not a chance in hell of that happening. Many of thin nation are confined to defeatism. Indeed, that’s what Zero’s presidency is about. Recall, he wanted to “transform” America. This is because he didn’t/doesn’t believe in the foundation of principles which gave birth to this nation, nor does he believe in the people of this nation. But, then, he’s a globalist, like Bush is. All globalists reject the principles our this nation’s foundation.
But, Jeb goes on …….
Bush has antagonized many Republicans by supporting immigration reform and the national educational standards known as Common Core.
On immigration, he said that those who come into the country illegally generally do so because they had no other means to provide for their family, and what they did is “not a felony.”
“It’s an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family,” Bush said. “I honestly think that that is a different kind of crime. There should be a price paid, but it shouldn’t rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families.”
There are a few things to say about this. First and foremost, the motive behind the criminal act isn’t relevant to the discussion. What we’re discussing is what is and isn’t good for the American society, not what is or isn’t good for a citizen of another nation. Globalists have a hard time understanding this concept.
It could be true that “generally”, people come here illegally because they have no better way of providing for their family. But, even if it were true, that’s only “generally”. What about the human traffickers? What about the drug runners? What about the gun runners? Are we going to pretend they don’t exist?
And, while we’re pulling on the heartstrings of the American people, and this is one of the points for legal and orderly immigration, is why is it okay we take illegals from one part of the world but, not others? Jeb, you can’t have it both ways. It’s a permissible “act of love” if they’re from Mexico or Guatemala, but, what of the people of Cambodia or Ethiopia?
Here’s my position. Those who are willing to work, legally, who are willing to abide by our laws, and who are also willing to be allegiant to the US, the US constitution, and the notions which come with being an American citizen, I say, “welcome”. Not unrestrained immigration, this nation simply can’t, nor can any nation, simply accept all who wish to come to a new land. If you don’t believe me, just ask the people of Europe. That said, the US can absorb and meld many more than the smaller nations of Europe.
The problem with Bush’s argument is that it mischaracterizes the position of those opposing illegal immigration and, it entirely ignores the real issues we have with illegal immigration.
“Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”
Exactly. But, don’t give me your drug dealers, human traffickers, and other criminals. Don’t give me your lazy or disloyal. And, don’t do it at the expense of the American citizen.
Which leads us to the greater discussion as to what, exactly, does it mean to “breathe free”.