Saturday, February 9, 2013
I voted for Ronald Reagan. I was a big supporter of President Reagan. But I was totally against amnesty when he pushed it through when he was in office.
I knew that if amnesty was given to the millions of illegal immigrants then, it would lead to millions more sneaking across the border. They'd know that if they stayed hidden long enough, they would be rewarded by amnesty again.
It's 27 years later, and it has worked out exactly as I predicted.
All the illegal immigrants will be rewarded with amnesty. That, in turn, will lead to millions more sneaking in and another round of amnesty down the road.
When Reagan pushed for amnesty, it was wrong. Amnesty now is wrong.
The reward for sneaking into this country illegally should be deportation.
Federal hand-outs won't fire the economy
Henry Ford was one of the first great American industrialists. His business model provided the blueprint for the American economy, one of the greatest the world has known.
Ford didn't invent the car; he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle-class Americans could afford to buy.
His success was more than just the bottom line. He understood that the formula for success was the quality of the product.
His advice, "There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible."
For this nation to return to prosperity, there must be an environment that fosters industry and manufacturing on our soil.
Government is not the answer, but a tool.
Our leaders have used recent economic woes to promote a greater dependence on Washington.