David Redwine, a Democratic candidate for NC’s Senate District 8, and his campaign have mailed out a flyer that is sure to raise some controversy among the Democratic Party. His flyer states, “David Redwine wants to throw the book at CEOs who just won’t quit hiring illegal immigrants.” His platform includes “tough new fines for corporations caught knowingly hiring illegal immigrants;” “jail time for CEOs who are repeat offenders;” and “bringing the Arizona immigration crack down to North Carolina.” What’s most interesting about the flyer, however, is that the NC Democratic Party paid for it. These reforms would get many “amens” from several conservative voters and organizations but to most liberals and their liberal-backing organizations, such rhetoric is contrary to everything they believe when it comes to immigration law. I just can’t see the NC Justice Center or the NC Dream Team supporting Redwine any time soon. Is the NC Democratic Party losing sight of their base or are they finally conceding that illegal immigration is a real problem that needs to be addressed with real solutions.
Does this flyer lead us to conclude that the NC Democratic Party supports Arizona’s immigration laws? If they endorse candidates with such a platform, one can deduce that the answer is a resounding “yes.”
Harrison Bergeron says
Heaven forbid people enter into mutually beneficial contracts without the state butting in (for taxation, or for deportation).
At least as a registered Republican, at least I can now console myself that xenophobia crosses party lines.
Commenter Harrison Bergeron (cute), is quick to resort to name calling – is it because he can’t win his argument, in favor of open borders, on merit? And, it appears he has gotten the term “xenophobia” confused with the Rule of Law.
Harrison Bergeron says
Can’t win? No one here will engage a commenter for more than one comment. If you’d like a discussion, by all means make your case.
And, well, rule of law isn’t so great when you’ve got bad laws.
Shad McHargue says
Hey Bergeron, how is not letting illegal immigrants come into our country (that belongs to U.S. citizens, along with all its jobs) a bad law? Especially when there is a legal way for them to get in. Those countries wouldn’t be okay at all with us if we started going into their countries ilegally, so why should we be okay with it?