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Sunday, September 24, 2006

RE: RE: Immigration or Migration?

It might interest you to know that you and Dr. Eco now find yourselves in complete agreement on this topic with Mark Steyn and Vox Day (and me, but I'm not trying to mix the company).

Really? In what way?

I don't think there is a political or law enforcement solution to the immigration issue. The solution lies in our leaders admitting that this is a migration, much like the Muslim incursions into Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Once they admit this, then the solution becomes obvious.

How is the solution obvious? I'm not sure where you're headed with this, but I'm all ears.

To me, there really is no solution. It's just going to happen — the 'melting pot,' if you will. Like Eco said, immigration is controlled, and migration happens. And since the US (overwhelmingly a Christian nation) has Christianity in common with the vast majority of those 'migrating' to our soil (who are generally Catholic Hispanics), I don't see how your example of the Muslim incursions into Europe apply here, other than the large numbers involved in the movement. Since religion seems to be at the core of what separates the cultures of the world, our problems will most likely be peaceful (and economically-based) in comparison.

Of course, that's just my guess, as optimistic as it is.


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