Surprising or no? George Will advocates for amnesty

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Some people may find George Will’s latest comments on amnesty for illegal immigrant children shocking, others not so much. Stu claimed that Will has been on the amnesty bandwagon for some time while Glenn ripped the statement as ‘such a straw man’ argument. Glenn explains how the last step in the fall of the Roman Empire is when they opened up the gates and everyone flooded in.

“We ought to say to these children, ‘Welcome to America, you’re going to go to school and get a job and become Americans,’” George Will said on “Fox News Sunday”. “We have 3,141 counties in this country. That would be 20 per county. The idea that we can’t assimilate these 8-year-old ‘criminals’ with their teddy bears is preposterous.”

“What a straw-man argument that is, but he’s making the case for naturalization. You want to talk about naturalization, let’s talk all day about naturalization,” Glenn said. “Did anyone have a problem with Cubans coming in? Anyone really have a problem? If they built a car to float, I mean, I’m willing to bring them in, because they want it so desperately. Did we have a problem with the boat people coming in? Most people did not. If you are trying to get here because you want freedom and you want a part of the American dream – great.”

Glenn and Pat explained that the issue is really about naturalization versus assimilation, where people come into the country legally to be Americans, not sneak across the border in the middle of the night with no interest in becoming a part of the fabric of American society.

“It is naturalization. Immigration and naturalization,” Glenn said. “Calling for people what want to be Americans to come here and make us better.  Let us melt into one another.”

“And you have to do it legally. That is an important part of the equation.” Pat said. ” The other thing, when he’s saying that we can assimilate these kids, what does that say to the other kids and their adults?  We are assimilating not just kids with teddy bears, as he described. We’re assimilating with criminals, MS-13 members and sometimes, in some cases, terrorists from Syria.  So we are assimilating all these, sometimes sending them back and they’re signaling back to Mexico, Central and South America and send us everybody else.”

While Stu did not agree with Will’s argument, he appreciated that he was making it openly and honestly.

“I appreciate the fact he’s making the argument and not hiding behind, well, ‘we will be tough on the border;, but — he’s saying look, just let them all in. He’s making the argument — I like that he’s making it plainly,” Stu explained.

Stu argued that the argument of spreading the immigrant children out among all the different counties in America  is a very progressive idea. When Obamacare was presented to the American people, the logic behind the policy was always about everyone paying just a little bit more to cover the costs.

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  • Stu

    George Will has ALWAYS been late to the Conservative party. He was anti-Reagan all through the Reagan years and after Reagan was out of office decided that Reagan conservatism was a good thing. If you are looking for a man who will stand by his principles (for I know not of any that Mr. Will has), he is NOT your man. We will pass amnesty and 15 years from now when it is proven it was a bad idea, Mr. Will will be true to form and come out against it…that’s about his time lag on doing the right thing.

  • Anonymous

    Are we all done with the teddy bear propaganda? It’s not just the sweet lil chillrins who are coming; it is INEVITABLE that the next call will be for ‘family reunification’ on THIS side of the border. That is, all 60 immediate family members, none of whom are employable and all of whom will be on the govt dole, all ‘coming to America’.

    We cannot afford this, period, not to mention how wrong and unfair it is to people who waited in line to do this legally. Do people like Will expect Americans to follow the law, when they pick and choose which laws people who come here illegally will be subjected to?

  • Anonymous

    I never thought that George Will was too bright. Back when George W. Bush was having problems getting his justices approved through the 60 vote cloture in the Senate, there was talk about the “nuclear option” to approve the justices with a simple majority vote. Brilliant Mr. Will said that was a bad idea because if the Republicans did that, they may lose the majority and could not filibuster a democrat appointee in the future if there was an undesirable candidate.

    When I heard him say that, I thought, what a dumb azz. The dems will just change any rules back to whatever suits them at the moment. It turns out that the dems beat the reps to the punch and initiated the nuclear option first.

    People like George Will (and a bunch of other republican leaders) need to realize that you can never win when you play by the rules and your opponent doesn’t. Right now, I’m ashamed to say that I have friends that believe that winning at all cost is all that matters. If Mr. Obama wins a battle, they cheer even if the end result is worse for America, the world or even themselves.

    We do not need George Will’s less than stellar opinion to guide our politicians.

  • Anonymous

    If mexicians want to be americians. Why do they display their flags the mexician flag on their car and in their houses, but no american flags, They just take advantage of our pilages. They want to stay what they are. Also their was only 100,000 became citizens they just want to get Legal status.

  • Monet

    Simple solution: US unification with Mexico. Mexicans would vote for it in droves. Hel!, half of them are here anyway.

  • Monet

    We’re having a huge impact on their culture, don’t kid yourself.

  • Anonymous

    What does that mean. I don’t kid myself I know many of them well After 911 they put thier mexician flag like we posted our americian flag. Some of them have a huge mexician flag i their house. They have no affiliation for anything americian. Except using america its that simple.

  • Anonymous

    Let George with all his money, pay to educate, clothe and feed these kids.
    “He says it’s no big deal”. Extra taxes, for him because he has a substantial income, is not a burden. Take the average American, who can hardly feed, clothe and purchase gas to go to work, they can’t afford it.

    The cure for this “compassion” is to send all these illegals to the neighborhoods where these people live. Bet ole’ George, will sure change his tune, when his neighborhood begins to thrive with drugs, robberies and all negative effects these people bring to the US.

  • Anonymous

    How do you remain friends with these stupid people? I can’t stand the incompetence of these “dumb friends”. Can’t fix stupid!

  • jim l

    I think folks may be missing Will’s point. Will is quite wry in his remarks so perhaps he is parodying those that would have illegals stay. His comments do not effectively resist any efforts at reductio absurdum and surely he knows it. If we can take 100,000 then we can take 110,000 and so it goes until the whole world has moved in.

    Let’s give Will a little more credit.

  • Anonymous

    George is one of my favorite commentators. He is absolutely correct that we can assimilate 60,000 8-year olds. HOWEVER, those 60,000 become 600,000 when the parents and every cousin, aunt, uncle and family friend come in chain migration. The US, through manifest destiny, should have annexed all the way to Panama after the Mexican-American war. Then we wouldn’t have this problem. Heck, soon Mexico and Central America will annex much of the US.

  • thedogwalker

    The problem is that they DO NOT assimilate! There are whole parts of this country where English is not spoken. I myself know some Latino’s who have been here for 40+ years and don’t speak English. When I ask them why, they say I should learn Spanish. Unless we put a stop to this, our way of life will be gone forever.

  • Bonnie Somer

    i had liked him he is a smart man til he forgot one thing: OUR PRES IS SUPPOSED TO KEEP US SAFE; DEFEND THIS NATION; ART IV SECT 4 OUR GOVT IS SUPPOSED TO HELP ANY STATE IN THE REPUBLIC FROM FOREIGN INVADERS; U CANNOT JUST CROSS INTO THIS COUNTRY IT IS AN INVASION AND SAY I AM A CITIZEN IT DON’T WORK THAT WAY; MR WILL I USED TO LIKE U BUT MILLIONS OF LEGAL AMERICANS ARE OVERTAXED; CORP TAXES ARE SO HIGH JOBS WON’T COME BACK TIL WE CUT THEM IN HALF; REGULATIONS ARE DESTROYING US AND OBAMAS EVIL PROGRESSIVE MARXISM IS A DISASTER. OUR MILITARY AND SOVEREIGNTY AND WEALTH AND CONSTITUTION FREEDOMS OUR KIDS OUR GUN RIGHTS PROPERTY RIGHTS ALL THAT IS AMERICAN UNDER THIS PRES IS UNDER ATTACK AND U HAVE THE NERVE TO SAY ITS NO BIG DEAL. IDIOT

  • Lancey

    If his premise to open the floodgates and let anybody.in all he has to do is look in his home state of Illinois around Chicago. The Sinaloa drug Cartel has a massive impact around that City. They have an estimated 100,000 members of drug gangs under the Sinaloa drug Cartel of Mexico. Chicago is now a major.hub of trafficking drugs (heroin, cocaine, marijuana) from these Cartels. The murder rate correspondingly has skyrocketed with at least 400 to 500 minority youths being murdered each year! Open up the floodgates George? Are you out of your mind?