Wednesday, May 8, 2013

“Over my dead body” on the decline? Is that an optimistic sign for future of immigration reform?

The Christian Science Monitor came up with an interesting story about why they believe a serious immigration reform proposal actually has a chance of passage.

You should read the story for yourselves. But two of the three reasons they give are ones that everybody is using – the 2012 election results and the presence of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

BUT I WAS amused by Reason Number Three – “growing support.”

Or perhaps that should be described as a decline in overt hostility toward the idea amongst the masses.

Not that one can’t find crackpots who will rant and rage about those evil foreigners who will drag our society into a permanent decline with their very presence.

But some of them are toning it down. The Monitor found ideologically-inclined radio talk host Michael Medved saying that the number of people who are screeching that immigration reform will pass “over my dead body” is on the decline.

AS MEDVED PUTS it, “the level of apocalyptic hysteria is much less.”

Or perhaps certain outspoken individuals are now taking their medication on a regular basis.

Regardless, it would be nice if sense could prevail for once.


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