Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Drew Carey Calls for Open Borders on Reason.tv

What do English-speaking soccer superstar David Beckham and working-class Mexican immigrants have in common? Drew Carey says they both make America a better place on Reason.tv.

“Americans, especially LA Galaxy fans were very excited and greeted David Beckham with open arms when he came here to play in Los Angeles, even though he took the roster spot away from some poor, hard-working American kid,” Carey says in the Reason.tv video. “So I guess we’re very welcoming when it comes to rich famous Brits. And we love our Beatles. But are we as welcoming when it comes to people from other countries?”


At 4/01/2008 5:58 PM, Blogger LowTax said...

Professor Perry, I and my entire family are immigrants to this country. However, I disagree with both you and Mr. Carey on this issue (one of the very few that I disagree with you on!).

America is the place that immigrants flock to because of a set of ideals and cultural norms that make it what it is (regardless of whether they actively understand that or not). Without those ideals and beliefs (which are acted upon out of a sense of relatively common morality), America will cease, albeit slowly, to be what it is.

Many of us (including many immigrants such as myself) worry that unrestricted immigration that bypasses a traditional "assimilation" effort or period will eventually erode the fabric of American life. This fabric is based predominantly on the nation's British heritage (and Western European, peripherially) and unrestricted immigration from places that do not share our common heritage will eventually undo much of that heritage and its fruits.

Immigration MUST be restricted to a flow that will allow those entering to absorb American culture and to assimilate to it - the same way that those in the past have done. Exceed this level and you threaten the very things that make America the wonderful place that it is.

At 4/01/2008 7:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should Drew Carey tell us who we should be welcoming to this country? Let all those impoverished immigrants sleep on Drew Carey's fucking couch, and leave me and the rest of the country out of it. Carey, you, and the rest of the open-borders crowd are helping to turn this nation into Latin America North.

At 4/01/2008 8:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illegal aliens are good because they work cheap and don't usually cause trouble.

When we don't need them anymore we find ways to either deport them actively or have them self deport by making things harder on them or the people that employ them.

I say open the borders and let everyone in and while we're at it lets make this a right to work country.

At 4/01/2008 9:22 PM, Blogger Kraut said...

I agree that immigration is the foundation of this country, and I believe immigration should continue. However, I have a problem with ILLEGAL immigration. Is Beckham here illegally?

I also don't have a problem with our culture changing over time when different people are "assimilated" into our own culture, but I do have a problem with changing the foundations of our culture, which includes individual rights and freedoms. For some reason, though, I can't figure out why we feel the need to not require English to be the one language that connects us all?

At 4/01/2008 9:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe you deleted my comment and left a comment on here that contains profanity.

At 4/01/2008 10:35 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"Illegal aliens are good because they work cheap and don't usually cause trouble"...

Oh yeah! On what planet is this happening on anon @ 8:17 PM?

Is it even in this galaxy?

The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants in the United States

Can you say, "Mara Salvatrucha"?

Its amamzing how people like Carey, the dim-witted Dems, and other clueless libtards are all for open borders discounting the experiences and knowledge of people like lowtax...

Yet are these same said 'open borders clowns ready to foot the projected $2.6 Trillion amnesty could cost the taxpayers out of their own wallets?


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