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Jeff Sessions op-ed in the Washington Times

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/21/donald-trumps-immigration-principles-will-make-ame/

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So a more mainstream newspaper like the New York Times wouldn’t print an op-ed from the Attorney General?

President Trump ran for office arguing for a merit-based system that lets in the best and the brightest but turns away criminals — even if they do have a relative here.

It’s a commonsense idea. After all, employers don’t roll dice when deciding who they want to hire. Our incredible military doesn’t draw straws when deciding whom to accept. But for some reason, when we’re picking new Americans — the future of this country — our government uses a randomized lottery system and chain migration.

I’m not sure I remember Trump saying that, but it sounds like a much better idea than the current immigration system.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 22, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Immigration

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  1. Lion,

    But that’s not who we are.

    I’m not being sarcastic.

    gothamette

    January 22, 2018 at EDT am

  2. That would be Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, named after two traitors to the United States.

    Anthony

    January 22, 2018 at EDT am

    • Not to be a nitpicker but they were traitors to the Union as constituted in 1861. The United States as we know it is a product of the CW.

      gothamette

      January 22, 2018 at EDT am

    • @ Anthony

      Would you look at that? He’s still attorney general, your gay little commentary on his name notwithstanding.

      Lowe

      January 22, 2018 at EDT pm

  3. Walmart and Whole Foods don’t discriminate who gets to patronize their stores. However, they do favor NAMs when it comes to their menial work force.

    This is Meriprolestan, folks!

    JS

    January 22, 2018 at EDT am

  4. Yes he said this. The most infuriating thing about Trump’s campaigning was when he would frequently insert asides, during the immigration portion of his speeches, about how he (and “we”, trying to include his supporters as well) wants lots and lots of great people (ie. with skills and knowledge and something genuine to offer) to come into our country if they are going to love our people and love our values. This was always an eyeroll moment when he would stump and get to this part.

    Strictly speaking though, if we did only let in those who really identified and admired the Founding, the Founders and the Founding stock and genuinely wanted to become part of that story then legal immigration would slow to a trickle and virtually all non-whites would pass.

    Andrew E.

    January 22, 2018 at EDT am

    • Right, the people who favor the “proposition nation” concept don’t actually want to allow in only those who believe in the proposition, since outside of the United States they hardly exist.

      Mike Street Station

      January 23, 2018 at EDT am

  5. “So a more mainstream newspaper like the New York Times wouldn’t print an op-ed from the Attorney General?”

    NYT doesn’t want their readers subjected to alternate points of view. They need to be deprogrammed.

    destructure

    January 22, 2018 at EDT am

  6. Ten years of watching NYT readers on commute buses taught me that nobody reads Op/Ed pieces. Scan front page, go to Arts section. That’s it.

    Explainer 21

    January 22, 2018 at EDT am

  7. Off topic:

    In addition to Daraprim, several old, off-patent drugs have seen sharp price increases over the past several years. In 2015, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International became a Wall Street darling after it sold investors on its business model of buying up old drugs, then raising the prices precipitously. That year, it sharply raised the prices of two heart drugs, Nitropress and Isuprel, adding millions to hospitals’ drug bills almost overnight. Valeant’s practices led to a series of investigations and Congressional hearings as well as a shake-up of the company’s leadership.

    Good example of value transference. Buy the intellectual property of some old medicine, and raise its price, transferring value from the hospital to the company.

    Latias

    January 22, 2018 at EDT am

    • Viagra goes off patent this year. Prices are expected to drop from $25 to $3 per pill. That’s almost as cheap as the “Viagra” I get on-line from India!

      E. Rekshun

      January 22, 2018 at EDT pm

  8. So a more mainstream newspaper like the New York Times wouldn’t print an op-ed from the Attorney General?

    It’s possible this was submitted to the Washington Times to reward their favorable coverage and to punish the New York Times for its demented “reporting”.

    Thorfinnsson

    January 22, 2018 at EDT pm

  9. Welp, shutdown over.

    IHTG

    January 22, 2018 at EDT pm

    • IHTG

      January 22, 2018 at EDT pm

      • They also bring in elderly parents and give the social security.

        ttgy1

        January 22, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Trump is leveraging the human behavioral trait which priveledges loss avoidance over risking potential for large gains. DACA will become the dems undoing.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

        January 22, 2018 at EDT pm

  10. ResetEra furious over the Dem cave.

    The polls all showed that the Republicans were taking more blame then the Dems for the shutdown, and yet the Dems caved. This shows just how meaningless certain polls are. The public is always gonna say that they want amnesty, but it is obvious that the politicians don’t really believe it.

    Otis the Sweaty

    January 22, 2018 at EDT pm

    • My personal theory on infrastructure is that the reason it is only 1 trillion dollars, instead of the 4 or 5 trillion the Society of Professional Engineers claims we need, is that they are focusing on making sure the infrastructure to fight a war in America is secure. This way the Pentagon can win a war on America soil. Against who is the question. The American elite are the most selfish and awful people to ever live so why spend more on us than absolutely necessary?

      Prepare for toll roads too. Lion, can you do a post on infrastructure?

      NotWesley

      January 22, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I’m okay with toll roads. With today’s tech, it should be easy enough to automate them by simply downloading a phone app. Cars wouldn’t even need to slow down. I’m for privatizing just about anything that can be. The current system distorts the market which is inefficient.

        destructure

        January 23, 2018 at EDT am

  11. large contingent of ResetEra trying to spin this is a victory for the Dems. They are insane.

    They are saying, “Now if the Repubs don’t pass amnesty by Feb 8, we will shut down the government again and this time it will clearly be the Republicans fault!”. The delusion these people have is insane.

    Greasy William

    January 22, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Please keep shutting down the government (or the 10% or so that can actually be shutdown). Just make sure the corn subsidies for my popcorn keep flowing.

      Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

      January 22, 2018 at EDT pm

  12. Putting aside the contents of the editorial, it’s fascinating to me that the New York Times would refuse to run an op-ed piece by the Attorney General, which seems pretty likely to have happened. If we could get a border wall a tenth as strong as the walls around the Liberal Echo Chamber, illegal immigration would be stopped cold.

    fortaleza84

    January 22, 2018 at EDT pm

  13. It could be that the NY Times didn’t run it because Sessions is too prole.

    Tom

    January 23, 2018 at EDT am

  14. You can see where each rep or sen stands exacting with this study : you have the ranking among peers and the % of immigration reduction votes :

    https://www.numbersusa.com/content/my/tools/grades/list/0/CONGRESS/US/A/Grade/Active

    Bruno

    January 23, 2018 at EDT am

  15. Jimmy Gomez and Collin Peterson are the only democrats with whom WH could speak to get any average result, following those stats

    Bruno

    January 23, 2018 at EDT am

    • Those 2 Democrats have the same rate of voting as top 20 out of 51 republican senators (37%). Almost all Democrats have 0% vote history for reducing immigration. Median vote for reducing immigration for House and Senate is 6%. Top 4 senators have 90% Cotton, 79% Cruz , 77% Purdue and 74% Kennedy. The. It drops quickly to the 20-40% zone.

      The 100% are 9 republican reps :
      King, Duncan, Biggs, Brat, Brooks, Gosar, Hice, Marchant and Smith.

      Bruno

      January 23, 2018 at EDT am


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