Sunday, March 10, 2019

Too Few Immigrants Value Limited Government

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Given the constantly reiterated left-wing charge that opposition to massive immigration is racist and xenophobic, it is important to restate the truth: The reason for opposition to mass immigration into the United States—from almost anywhere in the world, whether legal or illegal—has nothing to do with race or ethnicity.
The issue is entirely one of values. Every immigrant, to anywhere, brings a set of social, moral, political, and religious values. No one on earth is devoid of values, be they noble, ignoble, or merely confused.
Wishful-thinking conservatives and Republicans have long argued that Latinos are potential Republicans because at heart they are social conservatives. They are said, for example, to oppose abortion and to have a strong commitment to the traditional nuclear family.
Yet, even assuming Latinos’ overall opposition to abortion and strong belief in the mother and father-led family, this has paled in significance compared to Latinos’ belief in big government.
That the state should take care of people is now the most widely held belief in the world.
More people believe in big government than believe in the God of the Bible. That is one reason, as I frequently note, that the most dynamic religion of the last hundred years has not been Christianity or Islam, but leftism.
Read the rest from Dennis Prager HERE.

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