Friday, April 30, 2010

Peggy Noonan on the Border

and the "Big Alienation."


Witchwood said...

The Arizona immigration law is inspiring news. Either the law is upheld and the ongoing invasion checked (forcing all of Arizona's neighbor states to enact similar laws or be swamped by the Copper State's illegals), or the law is declared unconstitutional and national outrage goes up several notches, culminating in border state militias taking matters into their own hands.

It's been obvious from Day 1 that this country ain't big enough for both peoples. If the feds don't stop the invasion, we will do it for them.

Anonymous said...

"If our leaders were farsighted not only for themselves but for the country, they would fix the border."

Which is precisely why it hasn't been fixed, and won't be unless the citizenry forces them into it. Our politicians DO NOT CARE about Americans or America. They have higher ideals, especially when they sit around large tables sipping tea talking about things like the "New World Order" and "free trade" and such. I'm becoming more and more convinced that not only do our leaders not care about America; they hate the American spirit and see it as something that needs to be squelched in order to bring their plans to fruition.

Scott J said...

Can't bring myself to read a Noonan article.

She was too soft on Obama and too hard on Palin during the 2008 election.

I know you hate circular firing squads but to hell with her.

rexxhead said...

I wish there were some way to let fruit and vegetable pickers and overnight office cleaners provide us with inexpensive low-skill services, but as long as there are "borderists" like Peggy getting top billing at WSJ, it's a vain hope.

Even though Peggy's not on welfare and wouldn't be damaged by the evisceration of the Welfare State, neither she nor anyone else at WSJ, NYT, or WaPo will suggest that the answer is not "close the border" but "stop the welfare", and "kill the minimum wage".

My fingers are crossed in hopes that it will, in fact, all work itself out in the end. I'm also hoping that "the end" won't be accompanied by a very loud noise.


Anonymous said...

WOW! She nailed it! With one hammer blow. Insightful, precise, and correct. Mike. I don't think even you could have said it better.

B Woodman

Patrice said...

"But while the Democrats worry about the prospects of the Democrats and the Republicans about the well-being of the Republicans, who worries about America?

No one. Which the American people have noticed..."

This about sums-it-up on every political issue I can think of (but then everything pertaining to the still-breathing IS political in my view).

Patrice Stanton (Lenaburg)

Brock Townsend said...

More good news from Arizona.

(2ncrca, A&M. BT)
"Arizona is going for the root of the social disease of socialist indoctrination in public schools."

Ahab said...

Peggy Noonan gets it right, at last! Her assessment is as accurate as you're ever going to see, her treatment of Sarah Palin not-withstanding. Yes, I'm irritated with what she wrote about Palin because I thought she was wrong, and yes also, I'm in complete agreement with what she wrote here on "The Big Alienation."

Smart people get things wrong sometimes, too. That shouldn't cause you to reject EVERYTHING she says out of hand. Everybody here has a greater strength of intellect than most of the lemmings who are the sheeple. You can accept the good and reject the bad because you can think. That's why we reject the Obummer and his administration almost entirely, because we're bright enough to be able to discern he and his ilk are bad for this nation.

Her admonition should be heeded most strongly, "And alienation, again, is often followed by deep animosity, and animosity by the breaking up of things." But our government won't. They haven't so far, and it doesn't look like they will anytime soon. Sooner, or later this alienation is going to lead to breakage the likes of which will make a Richter Scale 10 earthquake look small.

Anonymous said...

I hope that SCOTUS chooses to decide this quickly and decides it is totally appropriate and constitutional for states to assist the federal government in enforcing federal laws. My fear is that the left (and many on the right) will give illegals amnesty (they may call it something else but it will be amnesty). If they do the flood gates will open and next time there will be 50 million illegals instead of 20 million. This is going to be the most devisive issue in our history and may well precipitate the end of our Republic as we know it. The middle class cannot survive the cost of welfare, housing, healthcare and all of the freebies our congress hands out if we add untold millions to the dole. California is going bankrupt mostly because of the cost to them of illegals. Once these illegals are given amnesty they immediately become eligible for many benefits they do not qualify for today. Who will pay for it? The "rich"??? LOL Yeah right!! It will be you and me brother, we will be taxed into poverty to pay for these new "citizens". -- Having said all that, make no mistake, I believe the left will win this one and sometime soon we will give 20 million criminals amnesty (we will give them your jobs as well). Our systems will begin to fall apart and we will devolve into something between anarchy and economic depression. Good luck. -- It's later then you think.