I've been trying to stay away from Townhall, since, really, what's the point? Like shooting fish in a bucket.
And Sowell, who passes for an intellectual among the Wingers (just as Coulter does -- they love to talk about how "brilliant" Coulter is, and how "funny," as if that woman ever said anything either witty or intelligent) -- he's the worst of the lot, because he thinks he's clever. At least Dr. Mike knows he's a berk.
Here's Sowell, pontificating on the immigration reform issue:
Why are people who are so gung ho for punishing employers so utterly silent about needing to punish government officials who openly and deliberately violate federal laws?
Employers, after all, are not in the business of law enforcement.
If some guy who runs a hardware store or a dry cleaning business hires someone who shows some forged documents, why should the employer be fined for not being able to tell the difference, when government officials who can tell the difference are not doing anything -- or are even actively obstructing federal laws?
As if those who hire illegal immigrants do so innocently.
As if those who hire illegal immigrants are not hiring them because they can hire illegal immigrants more cheaply than they can hire legal labor.
As if that is not precisely why they hire illegal immigrants -- to undercut legal labor, to save on labor costs, to destroy the American labor force.
Who does Sowell think he's fooling?
And yes, these employers should be fined, prosecuted, dealt with. You want to know how to solve the immigration problem? That's how. Make it no longer profitable to use illegal labor. Make the costs prohibitive.
Think that's going to happen? Neither do I. Not when Halliburton can get rich building a stupid fucking wall on the Mexican border instead.