Illegal Immigration....1 million deported.....
Interesting week. I had previously read Buckley's comments on illegal immigration, the gist of which being, that to deport all of the illegals would cause an unbearable trail of tears. I have, and always will respect WFB, but he is over 80 years old, and at that age, everybody deserves to get a bit sentimental, especially a patriot such as he.
Thennnnnnnnnnnn.....I heard on Right Talk Radio what happened in 1954. You see, the US had a major problem with illegal immigration then as now. Buuuuuuut we had a President, who among other things, had conquered Nazi Europe the decade before. Hence, intestinal fortitude. What Ike did, was deploy several thousand troops and immigration officials into states where the political fallout would be the least, and deported 1 million illegals. They were out of the country befor the Left had any chance for a tizzy fit. An additional couple of times that number made their way back home, across the border as well, after word went out that the govt was serious this time.
Pity we don't have another Ike at present. If Ike were president today, instead of worrying about the border, and our own GOP's chances in the November elections, we would be anticipating the destruction of what was left of the democratic party.