Monday, July 21, 2008

Re: LJ's Economics

LJ is dead right about the fact that those wages would rise and thus Americans would do those jobs without the wages being driven down by those who will work for less. I don’t feel any dissonance though about wanting to restrict illegal immigration and being a free-marketeer. The free market is also a market that depends on the rule of law. Not related to the economics of the issue but for me the issue is not about numbers but assimilation.

One thing to keep in mind is that those like me are conservatives first and that the Republican Party is just the lesser of two evils when it comes to picking a party. I abhorred the whole Schiavo deal, both the “husband’s” and Republican’s behaviors. Her folks had every right to contest but the congress had no business meddling.

Real conservatives loathe judicial activism no matter the issue. It is the job of the legislature to make laws, not judges appointed for life.

As for company bailouts (and subsidies of any kind), real conservatives loathe those, too.

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