I'm a conservative. Not a Canadian conservative, a real free market, capitalist conservative. I follow American politics more than I do Canadian because I find Canadian politicians to be an absolute joke.
If you can get outside of how you're told to think about a candidate and truly listen to them I think there is much to be heard and learned. I strongly disagree with Bernie Sanders, he's a devout socialist. But he speaks his mind and speaks to people. I dig that, everyone knows where he stands on issues. There's no hiding behind facades in order to get elected. He says what he thinks and lots of people agree with him. That opens up for healthy debate which I think is lacking in politics these days. It's become more about grand standing and buying votes than discussing ideas and the ideologies that drive them.
That statement applies to all of the relevant politicians making the news these days, except for one. Donald Trump. That man is a rambling, ego maniac with no real message. He just says things in no logical order, he knows what people want to hear and just rambles on about it with no actual policy. However, what he is successful at is raising awareness and debate, I'll give him that. He's really opened up the discussion regarding ILLEGAL immigration in the U.S.
So to start this thread, here are my thoughts on ILLEGAL immigration.
When listening to conservatives talk about illegal immigration please try to keep in mind what they're talking about. It's people that crossed the border illegally and are taking jobs from those that are here legally. Not to mention it completely crushes those that are going through the immigration process LEGALLY. I often hear pundits say that conservatives are against immigration, which is ridiculous. No one I've seen has said they are against immigration, they are against illegal immigration. In a civilized society that provides many social benefits (whether you think they are sufficient or not is another story) there must be a legal process for admitting immigrants, especially if they will be requiring social assistance or taking jobs.
Many people on the left trumpet Norway and Sweden as the staples of socialism and the model for societies around the world. Have a look at their immigration policies and see if you would meet their requirements, I can guarantee you wouldn't. No one does, they have some of the most strict immigration policies in the world.
So to say it is racist to want to deport people that have come into the country ILLEGALLY is simply unfounded. Norway and Sweden would do it in a heart beat, and so should every country in the world. I'm not talking about refugees of war torn countries, or those in serious harms way due to highly unstable and dangerous circumstances. thats a different situation and developing countries should be accepting as many of those types of migrants as their system allows. I think most developed and civilized countries already do with varying degrees of success.
Anyway, I've rambled on enough. Please try to keep the discussion civilized.
My next post will be about Justin Trudeau so fasten your belts!