Do people really understand what progressive liberalism is? For one thing, it no longer views self-preservation as a rational goal of the nation. It insists that self preservation and national security must be subordinate to openness and diversity. However, if this carries a risk to our national security, shouldn’t we be a bit concerned?
Progressives proclaim their commitment to diversity almost daily when they claim that diversity is our strength. Or does it promote racial and ethnic division instead of resembling what prevents a successful government?
Political correctness should have stopped over three decades ago, but Republicans refused to stop it. Too many Republicans were convinced that they could use affirmative action to their advantage. Instead they were never able to mount an effective opposition. Today, Republicans are implicated as being racist along with a host of so-called irrational prejudices. Sadly, they join the Democrats in denouncing Trump’s violations of political correctness.
Any clear-thinking observer can see that compassion is not a sound basis for either foreign policy or immigration policy. Compassion is more likely to lead to contempt than gratitude in both areas. The American people can, of course, consent to allow others to join the compact that created the American nation, but they have the sovereign right to specify the terms and conditions for granting entry and the qualifications for citizenship.
I loved President Reagan, but he used the same type of rhetoric when he signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which gave amnesty to three million illegal aliens. It was touted as a humane way of dealing with illegal immigration. It was supposed to be a one-time-only fix for a stronger border, which was naive at best. Compassion is more likely to lead to contempt than gratitude.