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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Speech By Victor Davis Hanson: Mexifornia

I'm sorry I haven't posted much lately; I've been very busy at college these first few weeks. Here's a sample of what I've been doing lately:

Victor Davis Hanson- Mexifornia: A State of Becoming

Victor Davis Hanson, professor at California State University, Fresno and author of dozens of books including Mexifornia: A State of Becoming, gave a speech at Hillsdale College on August 31 regarding his views on and personal experiences with illegal immigration. I was privileged to attend.

Dr. Hanson’s position is one that one would expect from a speaker at the school rated by the Princeton Review as "most nostalgic for Ronald Reagan." He supports legal, limited immigration and increased security measures, but opposes illegal immigration as contrary to the principles of our nation. He argues that if California and the United States do not enforce their laws evenly, then they don't have even the authority to issue a speeding ticket. Essentially, he’s right- either the laws of Congress matter or they don’t; either we have rule of law or we don’t. Lex Rex must be exercised completely or- as an absolute principle by definition- it is compromised completely.

As a conservative and reader of Mexifornia, I wasn’t terribly surprised by anything he had to say. Aside from the statistics, I didn’t gain any knowledge or insight at all into the issue. But despite this, it was a definite pleasure to hear the man speak, and to see the author in person.


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September 06, 2006 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No question, just one word : ****.
Take it as an insult or an advice, according to your mood.

Profanity is strictly prohibited on this website -Daniel

September 06, 2006 10:09 AM  

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