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4. In order to deprive Democrats of new voters, Boehner’s principles recommend offering illegal workers legal status but not citizenship. But the problem with this Solomon-like solution is that it will create on American soil a new class of people whom Uncle Sam could tax but who couldn’t vote – shredding America’s bedrock commitment to “no taxation without representation.”
So, to recap, the GOP’s immigration “reform” plan involves: greater federal border spending, more federal border agents, de facto federal employment taxes, sweeping new powers for federal bureaucrats to harass American employers, federal permission slips for American workers and an abrogation of checks and balances.
Other than that, the GOP is a party of limited government.
Can Coulter spell l-e-v-i-a-t-h-a-n?
This column was originally published in the Washington Examiner