A lot of people were talking about how the Republicans need to more more to the Democrat positions on Taxes and Immigration.
In a word: Malarky.
The problem with Big Government isn't that government is Big , but that government is inefficient and corrupt. And that big government corrupts others.
I was watching a video on how companies hire law firms to set up consultants to "Prove" no American could get a job so they can import foreigners. The truth of this situation (as quite profoundly explained) is EVEN IF they find a qualified person they can always find a reason to excuse him that's permissible under the law. So we have a law to keep qualified Americans from losing jobs to qualified foreigners: but in practice the law is practiced in such a manner that companies go to hire qualified foreigners and invest so much money into the process that they won't hire the qualified Americans even if they find them. This is Big Business working with Big Business to create a crony capitalist solution.
What Republicans need to do (if they want to be successful) is propose a Immigration that is
- Simple to understand
- takes a reasonable time for potential future Americans to go through
- Fulfills our National Interest (in getting in people who will help build our country)
- Gets us the type of people our economy needs.
More then Freedom if the Republican Party wants to defeat the ideas and ideology of Obamanism they need to do that by campaigning as the party of REFORM.
Or, how the Republican party was born in the first place, how the republican party dominated the 19th century, and most importantly of all key to its successes in the 20th century.
The Reforms must be in our day and age focused on empowering individuals to make their lives, their families, their communities, and their country better.
We need to level the federal system. We need the federal system to be one that does what it needs to do and does it as simply and cheaply as possible, It needs to do that in such a way that people know their expectations from the state and they don't need an army of experts to navigate the federal system.
Sadly the Republican Party isn't going to go back to what has always been its one of its core competencies.