Wednesday, August 26, 2015
George Will writes a must-read
column against Donald Trump's insulting, xenophobic, and
liberty-threatening proposals regarding illegal immigrants. After
correctly noting that, "To will an end is to will the means for the
end" (as well as a few of Trump's other anti-liberty positions), Will
elaborates on some of these proposals:
Trump evidently plans to deport almost 10 percent of California's workers and 13 percent of that state's K-12 students. He is, however, at his most Republican when he honors family values: He proposes to deport intact families, including children who are citizens. "We have to keep the families together," he says, "but they have to go." Trump would deport everyone, then "have an expedited way of getting them ["the good ones"; "when somebody is terrific"] back." Big Brother government will identify the "good" and "terrific" from among the wretched refuse of other teeming shores.Will elaborates further on the costs of such policies in more than just monetary terms. Although I think there is a strong case for citizenship reform, I otherwise agree with most of what Will says.
As a bonus, or if you are too pressed for time, I recommend following the link for an accompanying editorial cartoon which I think perfectly sums up the Trump candidacy.