Saturday, June 30, 2007

12-20 Million and Counting

With the defeat of the amnesty bill this week, right thinking Americans are rejoicing. And they should, it was a victory for the ages. Okay, that's little much, but you get my point. It was a bad bill designed to reward bad behavior, and it is dead. At least for the next couple of years, when it will be brought back to life by President Hillary.

Just joking.

It's kind of funny though, conservatives are so ecstatic that this bill was killed that you would think the issue of illegal immigration had been solved. I wonder if people who have successfully thwarted a mugger feel this way. Is the relief and satisfaction of prevailing over a threat so great that it doesn't occur to you think about the fact that you are no better off than you were before the assault?

1 comment:

The Archduke of Arrogance said...

It is interesting that I find myself hopeful and elated, not because of the passage of good legislation, but because of the thwarting of bad legislation. It brings to mind the old commodity trader saying, sometimes getting back to even feels better than winning.