No sooner did House Speaker Boehner release his reform "principles" than Ann Coulter went on the attack bandying surveys showing that immigrants will "wreck the country." "It's not their [Republicans'] position on amnesty that immigrants don't like," she harrumphed. "It's Republicans' support for small government, gun rights, patriotism, the Constitution and capitalism."
But if Republicans love liberty and small government, noted Shikha Dalmia in the Washington Examiner, they sure have a weird way of showing it.
In fact, there are at least four ways in which their immigration reform plans will expand the leviathan state and warm Thomas Hobbes heart.