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"Self-deportation" is a pipe dream akin to Obamacare or the Bay of Pigs-- a belief that people will enthusiastically act against their own desires to please the American state. The question is about what laws should be made from here. An appeal to the state's authority seems unbecoming of a conservative.
@wmartin- please show me the "averages on social indicators" in which Mexicans (as distinct from hispanic Americans) rate so poorly. · 41 minutes ago
Dwight Eisenhower made "self-deportation" happen on a large scale (and the immigrants did not do it to please the American state; they did it out of fear).
Do your own googling on social indicators for Mexicans. Particularly look at their poor educational attainment, and remember that we are getting the detritus of Mexican society (who bring their third-world ability levels here).
Here's a graph of the just-released PISA scores, with U.S. scores broken down by race. The graph actually shows how good American public schools are, in actually managing to raise the scores of third-world raw material.
What's wrong with a shrinking population? And why is a shrinking population so much worse than out current low-quality immigration from Central America? · 0 minutes ago
Let's go with the premise that the shrinking population is a good thing. Should we go the China route then? Only allow one child?
As for the low-quality immigrants, all four of my husbands grandparents were such "low-quality" immigrants - from Poland and Germany. I take this comment very personally.
People are a resource, not a liability. · 18 minutes ago
I didn't say shrinking population is a good thing; I am not convinced it is a bad thing.
Poles and Germans don't have the horrible averages on social indicators that Mexicans do.
Some people are a resource; some are a liability. We are taking in far too many of the latter, and have been for some time.
Studies show that native born Americans consume more welfare than immigrants. But welfare is often used as an excuse against immigration. The only fix for the welfare issue IMO is to get rid of welfare.
Also, one of the only reason why the American population is not shrinking (like that of Japan and, say Sweden) is because of immigration.
Now, having said that - I am against "amnesty" since I immigrated legally. A path to legalization; behind everyone who come here legally is fine. · 1 hour ago
What's wrong with a shrinking population? And why is a shrinking population so much worse than out current low-quality immigration from Central America?
My first instinct was to say "Bring on the Goths and Vandals, Doc. Let's get it over with".Then I realized that we already havethe Goths and Vandals.... 30 million and counting. So let that sink in for a second. The Romans never said "You know, let's give them citizenship and public monies". That's how utterly insane we've become. · 12 minutes ago
As a great man once said, "It is like watching a nation busily heaping up its own funeral pyre."
I would like to see the racial breakdowns of this. White millenials voted for Romney last year 51-43, so they have been disenchanted for a long while. Is this just a racial sorting out, as the Republican party gets even more white people, or are Latinos and Blacks joining in (which doesn't mean they will break ranks to vote GOP)?
They do want you focused like a laser on Obamacare, while they sneak an amnesty in through the back door. Boehner figures the base is so focused on Obamacare that he has a free hand in other issues.
Jim Beck: cont.
Concerning the NCLB, because some program works in one state is the next logical action of governing to federalize that program? This is a mistaken action and a mistaken understanding of good government and conservatism. If the program is proven to be good and effective, then other states will adopt the plan, and other states may adopt the plan with modifications, and some states may reject the plan.
Much of the "success" of NCLB was based on rampant cheating by teachers and school administrators. And I can't say I blame them; they were tasked with the impossible. Charles Murray said that NCLB was an attempt to legislate American society into lake Woebegon, where all the children are above-average.
Reminds me of a grisly short story by Stephen King called "Survivor Type."
Provide a guarantee via a standard prenup template- "I will not double in size or cut off all my hair, and promise to fool around with my husband in the following ways at least 3 times a week unless he chooses not to. No games. In the event of a dispute over enforcement or terms of this Agreement....."
I think that there are a lot more guys out there who have heard horror stories up to and including the famous Ann Landers poll than there are guys like Roissy. · 1 hour ago
Yeah, but this reminds me of Alexander Portnoy's lament that, after a decent amount of time has passed, the woman he is with is no more arousing to him than a loaf of bread. Most "erectile dysfunction" stems from this, not from being middle-aged. Men get tired of sleeping with the same woman year-in, year-out.
Well sure, but you don't marrythem and you certainly don't have children by them! · 3 hours ago
Marry them, no...have children with them, yes. Best of both worlds- she gets to pass on an alpha male's genes, while enjoying a beta male provider's support.
The King Prawn
Why? We jokingly say that it's because they love their bad boys, but what is it in society that is infecting women with what can only be classified as terminal stupidity? Is it feminism? Some other progressive scheme? Women are generally smarter than this, but they're not acting on it. · 3 hours ago
It isn't society, but biology. Evolution by natural selection...but our societal arrangements, with a large welfare state, have brought out the more unappealing side of female nature.
I am betting Andrew reads his Steve Sailer. The "who, whom" thing could almost be a secret handshake.
Income inequality is not color-blind. Importing unskilled Latino immigrants from Central America is importing permanent poverty and inequality. They are, and will remain, at the bottom rungs economically at rates that far exceed the white population.
The man-on-the-street interviews were hit or miss, and I thought they were getting a bit stale and repetitive lately myself.
Perhaps I am only remembering the most humorous and forgetting the lackluster ones.
I first learned of Occupy Wall Street from one of the Bill Schulz segments. They got on that before almost anyone else in media...
There is a big problem in that women love their "bad boys."
As a followup, here is blogger Education Realist laying waste to Noah Smith on IQ and math.
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