Dr. Ben Carson has finally spoken out on illegal immigration — outlining his plan to tackle the problem. His plan appears to start out like gangbusters: “But let’s just say we get them sealed [the borders], because certainly in a Carson administration that would be done within the first year.”
I say it appears good because he states that the border would be “sealed” within one year. Yet he doesn’t articulate the means of the sealing. He does say “seal,” but does he really mean secure, as other Republicans say, which means absolutely nothing.
By seal, is it building a wall, erecting a fence, or merely stepping up border security? Until he is more specific, that, to me, is a red flag.
It is encouraging to hear him say, “You also have to turn off the spigot that dispenses the goodies, so that people don’t have an incentive to come here,” but then he says, of those who are already here, that we can’t get rid of them. “We have to recognize that we can’t just round them up…”
And why do we have to recognize this? If a family of illegals got themselves a ladder and hopped the fence on your property, would you then have to “recognize” that they suddenly have some right to remain? Of course not!
But somehow, due to the size of the problem — the volume of illegals — the task is now just too great. The size of the task should be of no consequence.
This is why so many voters have glommed onto Trump, amongst other things. People are sick and tired of the defeatist attitude. With his outline, Dr. Carson appears to be positioning himself as just another defeatist.
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