Friday, September 10, 2010

Vaughn's Doublespeak

Former Rep. Nathan Vaughn is trying to get his old seat back, and he can't make up his mind about illegal immigration:

First of all, who on the Republican side is asking for the Constitution to be changed? Did Vaughn's opponent, Rep. Tony Shipley (R-Kingsport) assert that the federal Constitution should somehow be changed to make immigration the purview of the States alone? No Republican in Tennessee-let alone Shipley-has made such an outlandish proposal. What many conservatives and Republicans do believe is that the federal government has failed in its responsibility to protect our borders and secure the several States from a tide of illegal immigration so great that it amounts to a foreign invasion on the scale of the Germanic invasions of Rome, and from which the federal government is obliged to defend them (see Article IV, Section 4 of the federal Constitution).

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