A. Barton Hinkle on the GOP's Immigration Problem
Republicans claim to favor free trade and limited government. But do they? As A. Barton Hinkle observes, the GOP also advocates massive federal spending increases to militarize the border. Republicans want to tell private businesses whom they can and cannot hire. They demand oppressive biometric national-ID systems so the authorities can keep a constant, watchful eye over everyone. And they demand the construction of giant walls to keep out people whose only offense is wanting to build a better life for themselves and their families.