As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Saturday, December 08, 2007

A More Selective Human

There seems to be a certain parallel between Mike Huckabee's desire to quarantine AIDS patients in 1992, and his desire to quarantine immigrants today.

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee proposes to stop illegal immigration with a Mexico border fence, more border patrol agents and forcing illegal immigrants to go home before they can return.

His new immigration plan does not address education, health care or other services provided to illegal immigrants that strain communities in early-voting Iowa and other places where people are angry about the issue.

The proposal includes giving undocumented workers 120 days to leave the country or risk deportation. I'm pretty sure they could be deported NOW if you so chose. The point is that his plan is a call to round up millions of people working in the US economy. Just like he planned to round up all AIDS patients because they were part of a gay plague. There's really little difference here, and though as governor he rhetorically treated immigrants as human beings, in this context the plan makes a lot of sense. He apparently took the plan from an anti-immigration activist's article in the National Review. This follows him picking up the Fair Tax proposal after reading the book.

"I believe virtually everything I read, and I think that is what makes me more of a selective human than someone who doesn't believe anything."

-David St. Hubbins

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